The system used to format and organize files on a disk. This includes directory structure, permissions management, metadata, and more. The current default file system for the Mac OS is HFS+

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Encode video file using service, change creation time of new video to match original, delete original

When storing photos or videos from different cameras in the same folder the only option to keep some time-sequence is to sort by date. I am using the service ‘encode selected video files’ to convert ...
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Remove all associations with Brackets

I just downloaded Brackets (web development IDE) and it associated lots of unnecessary file formats like .json that I would normally open using Sublime. Is there any way I can remove all file ...
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How to add file(s) to an iPad in offline mode and read it in an app

I would like to know if it is possible to add files to iPad (or iPhone), while offline, and be able to read those files in an iPad app. Maybe this is possible by connecting the device to a computer? ...
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Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

I have two drives inside my MBP, an SSD for the OS and the original HDD for large Data. The HDD has 3 Partitions: My Data (Core Storage volume) 20Gb for Linux 4Gb for Linux Swap Recently I ran ...
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What does this error message in iMovie mean?

I provided a screenshot below for what seems to be corrupted files (I'm referring to the black icons with question marks in them). It seems that I can't reimport those missing files from the memory ...
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How do I solve the mess OS X and iMovie is causing my video clips?

I have serious problems with iMovie and OS X's sub-par system for media files. I am going to write it down as clearly as possible. I am grateful for any suggestions if you cannot help me solve all of ...
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How to use movie files in both Photos and iMovie without having duplicates?

I want to upload videos to my computer and have it available on both Photos and iMovie. Do I need to upload it twice, which seems very inefficient, or is there a workaround?
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replace folder using Terminal

How can I replace a folder using Terminal? I tried this, but this code copies the folder, but it doesn't replace it when the folder is already present. Is manual deleting before copying the only way? ...
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what is the purpose of MediaCache folder on a Mac

What is the purpose of /private/var/folders/zg/jjtx0_k94pdc5p5q6gcvf4900000gn/T/MediaCache folder? It looks like some sort of database. I noticed it gets updated while browsing quite often. Excerpt ...
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what is the purpose of /private/var/db/crls folder

What is the purpose of /private/var/db/crls folder on a mac? I noticed that it gets updated regularly.
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what is the purpose of mds folder on a Mac

I found out that contents of mds folder located at /private/var/folders/zg/jjtx0_k94pdc5p5q6gcvf4900000gn/C/mds gets deleted and back created quite often. I wonder, that is the purpose of this folder ...
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Case sensitive file system and app compatibility

Is there a list of applications and dev tools that do not work with journaled case sensitive file system? My personal preference is to have case sensitive file system but I just found out that some ...
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Tools to monitor App files write activity under OS X

What tools can be used to monitor system activity under OS X? I am interested in which files are modified or created while using a specific app, Safari to be exact. I am familiar with fs_usage, but I ...
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OS X Finder: Why does it take less time to copy files in succession than to do so all at once?

Example: Select 10x2GB files, then drag and drop to another location. Drag and drop each 2GB file to the location individually, in succession (10 times). I’ve tested this across multiple OS X ...
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Does a slow Time Machine disk affect general Mac performance?

Say a Mac Pro tower has OS X + Apps installed on a blazing fast PCIe SSD. It also has Time Machine enabled on a slow 5400rpm mechanical drive. The TM drive is internal and connected at all times. ...
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Where does Unrar extract files to by default?

I recently installed unrar and double clicking it apparently extracts files to "file directory" except that I can see no files in current directory or unrar install directory. Where do the files get ...
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How to read GPT drive in Mac?

I've a 500GB external drive. First partition is 199.58GB (blue) and the second partition is 277.4GB (pink). I use this drive in my Windows 10 laptop before this and both partition are GPT type. I ...
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loop thorough every file in file system with AppleScript [duplicate]

How can I loop through every file in my file system with AppleScrip? And by every file I literally mean every single file, including hidden ones. Can it be done with AppleScript and how? I will ...
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Should there be a hardlink from `/Users/Users` pointing to `/Users`?

This is was my /Users directory looks like. That Users link doesn't seem quite right.. matt@viking Users $ pwd /Users matt@viking Users $ ls -lA total 8 -rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0 22 Aug ...
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What file system should I choose when formatting a flash drive?

I need to write a few large files (larger than 4 GB) on a flash drive, but I can't do it, because the file system of the flash drive is MS-DOS (FAT32). How should I format the flash drive, so I can ...
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get name of file from file path using AppleScript

I am trying to get the name of file using AppleScript with the following code: tell application "Finder" set filename to name of "/Users/mainuser/Desktop/Test/shot.png" // should return shot.png ...
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Deleting files keeps increasing the used space on my SDD

i have a mac air with a 120gb sdd, the drive is regularly filled up with iso images, virtual box files and docker/vagrant stuff, i got a warning today saying disk space was low and i had about 8gb ...
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Where is this sneaky eBook sample?

I know, I know, this question seems to have been asked before, but it's not the same question. Other answers claim ebooks downloaded from the iBooks Store are placed in ...
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Change ISO volume label on OS X?

I have some ISO files here with weird volume labels. I want to rename them to something I can easily remember. I know in Windows using either winiso or poweriso (both are non-free?) it can be done ...
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Sharing & Permissions has 2 “everyone” entries, OS X 10.10.5

I was doing some stuff with the system administrator to my computer and we are not sure what we did to have this happen but we now have 2 everyone permissions in nearly every file on my compute. The ...
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Where I can find BSD watch for snooping on another tty line?

In FreeBSD there is watch command which allows snoop on another tty line. Since OS X is based on FreeBSD, where I can find that command? Or it was removed for some reason (or never included)? To ...
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Had to reinstall OS X due to corrputed journal: is this a symptom of something more serious?

I have a 13'' Macbook Pro from early 2011 with a Hitachi 320Gb. HD, using OS X 10.9.5. For the last few months, it's gotten slower and slower to become responsive every time it wakes up, and I've also ...
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Get all the files that changed most recently

I have a program that changes a few files in the file system. I would like to know exactly which one it changed. How can I see all the files on the system that were changed 5 mins ago by a specific ...
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Continue moving files when process stopped

I was transferring (moving) files from one drive to another. Then the computer was out of battery and it did a shutdown. Now I see the group of files I wanted to move "50% opacity" in the destination ...
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Why can't I see my favorite locations anymore when saving a file? [duplicate]

Here is a picture of my finder On the left, there are my favorites which is very handy for quickly accessing important folders. I used to have access to the favorites when saving a file or when ...
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Is an ISO file a stand-alone operating system that can be installed on its own? [closed]

I can not figure out if an ISO file is Independent. I am in a college course of which is for my curriculum for Networking Technology.
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Automator or AppleScript to Remove Multiple Strings from File Names?

I deal with a lot of files (mostly images and video) with quite a few different words and phrases that I want to remove from the filenames. I keep finding Automator tutorials or AppleScripts to ...
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List view in Finder is broken

My Finder is broken (OS X 10.9.5). Icon view works fine, but List, Columns, and Cover Flow do not work at all. When I switch to "List View" (cmd+2), the contents panel of the Finder window does not ...
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How to copy a file and replace (if necessary) in the target directory from terminal

If I'm on my Desktop and I have a file called 'test.txt' on there, and I want to copy that file to say '~/Library/Folder 1/Folder 2/' how do I do that? Also, if there's already a file there called ...
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How do I delete a file with a NULL byte in the filename?

I made a file by accident with a filename of (NUL).xml, except instead of (NUL), it's literally '\0'. None of the methods I've tried have worked to actually delete it. Is there a way I can delete the ...
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When I try to move the folder, the copying process begins

Why, when I move (using mouse) one folder into another, instead of moving, copying process starts? How to fix it? OS X El Capitan Folders are located on an external drive, GUID partition scheme, ...
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Cannot resize OS X startup parting (both diskutil and Disk Utility GUI freeze)

I'm trying to shrink my Yosemite partition and create a new one. Trouble is that the Disk Utility gets stuck "Preparing to partition disk" (same thing when run in recovery), and diskutil in a ...
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How Do I Create a Named Fork and Store Data In It?

It says here... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_(file_system)#Apple ...that the HFS+ file system in OSX supports "multiple named forks". How do I create a named fork at command line, and then how ...
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Files wrongly considered “not found” in encfs volume

I'm using encfs 1.8.1 (installed via homebrew) on OSX 10.11.2 and Fuse 2.8.3. IIRC after upgrading to OS X I have the issue that I can open certain files that are in the folder that I mounted with ...
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How to encrypt exFAT on external drive?

I have a lot of data on my external drive. The file system is the exFAT. I believe it is not possible to encrypt that filesystem with FileVault. Do you know how (tool maybe) to encrypt exFAT on an ...
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Contents of folder have disappeared

Twice in the last week the entire contents of a folder have disappeared when I start up my computer. The folder contains over 100 GB of files, including all my work files. It's the first folder in the ...
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Am I supposed to have both a Library/Privileged Helper Tools & a Library/PrivilegedHelperTools folder?

Library/Privileged Helper Tools is empty. Library/PrivilegedHelperTools has 3 items belonging to known installed applications within it.
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Cannot read HDD with Windows after formatting with OS X

After formatting my external hard drive with the help of Terminal.app in OS X, I cannot read the disk in Windows. Here is the result from diskutil list: #: TYPE NAME ...
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Removing ALL characters with Command+Delete when renaming a file/folder removes/trashes the file/folder entirely

Reproducible steps: Open a Finder window (either via an 'open/upload file' in another application or directly) select a folder with one click hit 'Enter' to change the name Use 'Command+Delete' to ...
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SD Card file changes don't trigger apps to update

I've recently moved my git repo to an always plugged in SD card, formatted to OS X Extended I've noticed with both SourceTree and WebStorm don't pick up on file changes anymore. Gets really annoying ...
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How do I install fuse-ext2 to use with OSXFuse

I'm trying to make Ext4 disk readable on mac OSX 10.10.5. I've already installed OSXFuse, I read on this site that I also needed to install fuse-ext2. I downloaded fuse-ext2-master.zip and unzipped ...
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Browse HFS Journal

Is there any way to examine the contents of thee journal of an HFS mount? I'm super-curious. I'm ok with the command line, but GUIs are always nicer. X is fine. Also, will it be beneficial to create ...
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What is the max number of hard links in OS X (10.11)?

I have a file that I keep linking to. It's up to 45 links now. Does anyone know how I can find out what the maximum number of hard links is in OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)?
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How to search entire drive for duplicates of selected files?

I'm looking for a free Mac application that lets me select multiple files and then find duplicates of them on the rest of my drive. There's a lot of apps that detects duplicates within selected ...
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How Do I Reset the Sharing & Permission Setting on a MacBook?

When you select the "Get Info" option, the mac will bring up a pop-up with the various attributes of the object selected. In the "Sharing & Permissions" section, you can set the access level. ...