A resource for storing information which is available for a computer program. Computer files can be considered as the modern counterpart of paper documents.

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Readdle cross-app integration: Documents and PDF Expert

Documents by Readdle is a useful file manager, image viewer, cloud synchronizer, pdf reader and download manager. PDF-Reading has however only limited annotation support (notes in text and ...
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get link to iCloud file from finder without having to go to iCloud website?

Is it possible to get a remote link to a file via finder? I want to be able to share my screenshots really quickly which are now saved to an iCloud folder. Thanks, D.
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My iPod Touch won't play some of my files

I've been having trouble with my iPod Touch. I mostly use it for listening to podcasts, however not only will some of the files not play, some aren't even accessible. Where files should be, there is ...
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How to change file names in different folders?

I have lots of files with identical name, say "hello.jpg". They are located in many folders, say \aaa\hello.jpg \bbb\hello.jpg \adaage\hello.jpg I want to change their name to \aaa\aaa_hello.jpg ...
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com.apache.httpd.plist missing file need help creating new one

I installed Apache recently and tried to set it up to use launchctl to start it. At first it was giving me an option error code and than all of a sudden it said that the file was missing can anyone ...
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App that supports custom uploaders (similiar to ShareX) when you take an image

I've always used ShareX + a custom uploader script on my website to upload images/files Is there such an app that can do something similiar? (POST server with upload)
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Reduce image file size to certain size

I have some tiff files of (scanned docs) which are too large than required. I tried to export with Preview while applying filter "Reduce File Size". The new file came out to be quite small 36KB ...
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Finder takes long time to load some folders

When opening some folders, the Finder takes a long time (30-60 seconds) to load all the files in it. Specifically, these folders typically contain 10-50 PHP files (which are text files), each about 10 ...
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Search for files in external storage in Finder (and if possible, Spotlight as well)

I have an external drive connected to my computer, as well as a home server. I'm trying to search for a file that is on the server, but when I do a finder search, it only looks into the internal ...
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How to change all dates on file and preserve them during file move?

I would like to change all dates on a file [all four reported by stat command]. I cannot find a way to change the "inode last changed" date. I've tried: touch -t SetFile -d SetFile -m but this ...
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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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What is the /~ file on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

In the root directory of my Mac (10.10.4) I see a file named just ~ (tilde): $ ls -l /~ -rw------- 2 root wheel 2187264 Mar 23 22:33 /~ file just reports it as "data". For reference, here are ...
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AppleScript - Add userinput to text file?

How can I add a user input variable to a text file? This is what I have right now: -- ask user display dialog "Enter Cheat" default answer "99 Gold, super health, unlimited Grenades.." set cheat1 ...
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Weird problem with file ownership

I recently had to move server drives from an OSX 10.6 server to a new Mac mini running Yosemite (10.10.4) and Yosemite server (4.1.3) - meaning I physically unplugged them from the old server and ...
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how to do a batch change (shift) of file creation date

OS X Yosemite: I took thousands of pictures on a trip recently, some from my iPhone, and some from my DSLR camera. Now, the iPhone automatically gets its time and date from the local cell towers, ...
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Adding tags to files in OS X: How to use, where are tags stored, and will they work on a network?

I've heard it is possible to add tags to a file's meta data in OS X, and have Spotlight search through such tags. In a nutshell, how would one access this feature in Finder – not Spotlight ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...
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Using variables in pathnames and pathname variable help plus finding username applescript?

So, I want to have my script to be able to find out the current user's username and store it in a variable (myUsername). Then, it will go to /Users/myUsername/Desktop/FV.app. How can I do this and ...
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ZIP files created with GUI have more bytes than ZIP files created in a shell

I created two ZIP files of the same directory. One with the GUI, the other with: $ zip -r alpha_cmd.zip Alpha The Alpha directory is 33.640 MB with 164 items. The ZIP file created by the GUI is ...
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Exponential PDF File Size in Preview

I have word document (.docx on a mac) at 3.4 MB. When I save it to PDF it becomes a whomping 90 MB. I can't make it smaller and I can't figure out why it's happening. Here are the details: I've ...
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What's the difference between a package and bundle?

I seemingly see the words package and bundle used interchangeably in Apple documentation referring to a special folder in the file system that the user sees as document (iWork Pages document) or ...
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Unable to delete locked file

I have a locked file on my machine that I'm unable to delete. I've tried everything (that I know of) and don't have a clue why it won't delete. Here's what I tried: Everything here sudo rm file.txt ...
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Cannot reduce Keynote size

I had a 17MB template that I wanted to reduce. I started removing slides to identify which was causing problems, but even with just one remaining blank slide, the file is still 17MB. I've restarted ...
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Why are dot underscore ._ files created, and how can I avoid them?

I am using different operating systems on different machines on different locations. I am using a USB flash disk to keep my files (source codes etc.). I am new to Mac OS X and now I realize there are ...
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How can I cut down on the size of iMovie Library.imovielibrary?

I recently noticed that the file at ~/Movies/iMovie Library.imovielibrary is taking up an awful lot of space: Is there a way to make it smaller? I don't have anything important in iMovie - what ...
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Set default app for file extension through configuration

For some reason the there are file extensions where you can't use the information panel to change the default app. Some times the setting isn't stored, sometimes you can't choose apps which are able ...
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What is “sperion”?

I'm cleaning up my boot drive & have come across a unix executable file located @ /private/tmp/sperion about which I can't seem to find any information at all. What is "sperion"? This may be an ...
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Set program as default for all openable files on mac [duplicate]

Is there a way to set a program as default, for all file types it can open? I know there is a setting for this in windows, but how can I do this on Mac? Or at least a menu where I can toggle all files ...
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What format and encoding does iPhone save video clips in?

Using the default Photo/Video application. Tried to find any info regarding this on Apple's web site with no success. Does anyone have the specs on this?
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Applescript Move current file to Folder

I want to create a script that takes the current file selection and moves it to an already existing folder. I will then duplicate this code for 9 other folders and assign them all keyboard shortcuts. ...
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Where VIM keep its recordings?

I was trying to use VIM and it kept blinking "recording" all the time. Now I know that it means VIM was recording what I was typing. Where does it keep these recordings? I would like to delete these.
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How to show dot underscore ._ files?

I want the OSX to show all kind of hidden files including ._ files too. I do not know exactly what I did, but I am successful in seeing .DS_STORE files, but not ._ files. Any idea how to achieve that? ...
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OSX Yosemite 10.10.3 Date added wrong?

I download some files. Using Path Finder, it says Today under the Date Added column. 4/5/14 under Date Modified. I then copy the file off to a external hard disk, but there it shows 4/5/14 under the ...
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Can I open a file in Preview from the Terminal?

I know that I can open a file with an external program from the Terminal with open, and that works for most applications. However, when I try to use a command like open -a Preview info.txt, it ...
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Rename/delete files in Mac OS X save window

Is it somehow possible to rename/delete/copy files when saving a file and the Finder window pops up? I know you can do it with Windows, is it possible with Mac OS X?
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File browser with treeview

I am looking for a file browser for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with as many following features as possible (approximately ordered by descending importance): has a treeview along with the main pane ...
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Application to trace detailed file history?

I just discovered a copy of my 1 Password .1p4_zip file in my Mac account's public dropbox folder -- that is the built-in public/dropbox not DropBox the commercial product. I have never used, set up, ...
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How to manually create a working .webloc file?

So I created a .webloc file using a .vncloc file as a template (standard xml/plist format), but instead of opening in a Safari window, it is downloading the html of the website into a file. My goal ...
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Cannot browse App documents after upgrading to iOS 8.3

I just upgraded my iPhone 5s to iOS 8.3. I found that I am unable to access the contents of Apps using software like iTools, iFunbox and PhoneView. Does iOS 8.3 change security settings in App ...
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When using Finder to copy a specific file, the copy is a zero byte file

Trying to copy a 37GB Quicktime .mov from an external disk using the Finder. The copy should take a few minutes, and show a progress window. But the copy seems to be done immediately (no progress ...
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Delete file from folder via Dock?

Is it possible to delete a file from a folder via the Dock? I know I can drag the file to the Trashcan but I'm curious if there is some key combination perhaps that I can use to click on a file via ...
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My computer won't import certain picture from my iphone

I have over 900 pictures on my phone and only about 500 of them are getting imported. I get a message saying that certain files have errors and I would like to reach those files.
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“File” NOT “App”… can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer

got an mp3 via email from a musician friend of mine today. when i try to open it (in any app... itunes, quicktime, vlc, etc), i get this message as if it's a new Application that i just downloaded ...
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How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?

What command is used to create a symbolic link/soft link?
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Is there a Byte-By-Byte Duplicate File Removal app for Mac? (not SHA-1 or MD5 hash!)

I recently switched to Mac and spent way too many hours on PC trying every duplicate removal app, eventually discovering that byte-by-byte checking was necessary to get accurate (safe) results, and ...
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Paste path into File Open/Save Dialog?

How do I paste a file path into a standard file open/save dialog? I have googled this and found articles that say that the normal ⌘ CMD-V will work, however it does not work for me. I'm ...
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Search file duplicates in OSX by hash

I am looking for a way to search for a determinate file in OSX (Maverick but more generally OSX). In particular I would like to do the following: given a File_001 I'd like to search if in the ...
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Copy contents of a file

I am trying to copy a whole bunch different files' contents into one big file. Is there a way to do this without having to open up each individual file and copying and pasting the contents? Is there a ...
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About mac programs and usage data [closed]

Are there any mac professional programs where you can use them for free given you provide the company ( that is responsible for the program ) with detailed usage data ( just pertaining to the program ...
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Word attachment file name prints as icon with ? inside when I print email

I have a Mac with Word 2011. Every now and then when I print an email with a Word attachment, my HP printer prints an icon with a question mark instead of the Word file name.