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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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. ...
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Where is POSIX Ex editor on Mac?

Since Ex is a standard Unix editor (standardized by POSIX), I expect to be shipped with OS X, however it's linked into vim instead as shown below: $ stat /usr/bin/ex File: ‘/usr/bin/ex’ -> ‘vim’ ...
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Why does my remote filesystem (mounted using OSXFuse) keep unmounting itself?

I am using OSXFuse to make my remote filesystem appear as a local folder on OS X (as per https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-sshfs-to-mount-remote-file-systems-over-ssh): ...
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Permissions corrupted in OS X

I have run sudo chown -R Ankur / by mistake and now some apps are not opening and there icons are also not visible. How can I fix this? Here are some snapshots:
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What is actually happens when moving a file onto/into another file?

I was trying to move some files to a directory, because of wrong destination directory path all files are moved to another file. Can I undo this action to get my files back? - Hopefully NO Is there ...
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Accessing/Viewing iTunes File Sharing Folders Locally on iPhone without Computer

I use a music application called Vox on my iPhone. Usually, when I want to transfer my iTunes music to it, I go on my computer, plug in my phone, open iFunBox, and put the music in its iTunes File ...
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Multiple copies of files in need of deletion

I have maintained backups of 'All My Files' on an external secure shell card and have overwritten the originals several times. Now there are multiple copies of several files wherein they are labeled ...
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Mac Yosemite : Can I recover directories deleted via rm -rf

I was working in the terminal and I accidently deleted a directory by "rm -rf" Is there any utility which can recover files deleted via unix commands?
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Encrypt home directory only

I have a shared computer that is primarily for my use, but occasionally when I'm out of the office others would like to use it. These others require Administrator access to be able to install ...
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Why do file transfers take a long time to stop?

I encounter this problem a lot, and I've also had it on Windows. It doesn't matter if it's over a network, or locally on a hard drive, but file transfers never stop when I click the stop button. They ...
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Creating files in /tmp changes default group ownership? We are supposed to stop using /tmp?

I just noticed: ~$ touch ~/home.txt ~$ touch /tmp/tmp.txt ~$ ls -l ~/home.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 jdough staff 0 Dec 2 15:09 /Users/jdough/home.txt ~$ ls -l /tmp/tmp.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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Prevent recent files from mounting disk images

Files that are stored on mounted disk images show up in the Recent Files lists in my applications. If I unmount the disk image, and then choose a recent file, the disk image gets mounted ...
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How to create a Case Sensitive filesystem in 10.11.1?

How to create a Case Sensitive file system on a Mac? Here is a simple test: echo 'you should see this' > abc ; echo 'not just this twice' > ABC ; cat abc ABC you should see this not just this ...
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External disk - Unrecognized file system (-69846)

I have an external storage with 2TB that was working nicely. But since last week, when I unplugged the USB before eject it, the disk is not readable anymore. When I insert USB, I can actually see ...
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XAMPP error figuring out?

I am using Google Drive to sync files for web projects that I am creating. I have a PC (Windows 7 and windows Vista) and a Mac (10.11.1). XAMPP allows you to run PHP programs and databases on your ...
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Uninstalling NTFS-3G and MacFUSE after upgrading from Yosemite to El Capitan

After I upgraded from Yosemite to El Capitan with NTFS-3G and MacFUSE installed, both programs stopped working. So I wanted to remove them and install Fuse for OS X instead. I still have the NTFS-3G ...
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How to create/write file under /usr in OS X 10.11 [duplicate]

I was going to compile a php extension using phpize, but it reported some files not found. I googled and found some solutions, In OS X 10.9, we can make a symbol link from ...
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How to completely remove Fuse for Mac OS X NTFS-3G

I have problem with the removing of NTFS-3G. These instructions say: If you have followed those instructions then you've installed three packages. fuse_wait just replaces a single file of ...
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Can I change the filesystem of a drive from ext4 to hfs+ without formatting?

So my one drive is ext4 formatted but I would like to read and write to it from OS X 10.9 The only thing I can do is use osxfuse 2.8.2 to make the drive read only at the moment.
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Show Date Created in Finder

My teacher doesn't believe that I did my homework, just because I did like 95% of it. So he thinks that I did it this morning and I want to prove to him that I did in fact do it last night @ 6 pm. ...
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Trace file reads and writes on os x?

I have something running that is syncing two directories. I want to turn it off but cannot figure out what it is. El Capitan, if that matters. Can someone provide a command or tool that will reliably ...
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Will the hard link file consume the same size of origin file?

already known that the hard link is just another name for linked file. But what upset me is that when select both the original file and the hard link file the size finder shows is doubled. So is it ...
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Access Parallels VM files

I just finished an install of my debian (7.8) on parallels virtual machine and I'd love to be able to share the linux folders with the osx platform. Any ideas on how that might be done ? Problem with ...
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Mount some partitions without NTFS-3G

I have a portable UASP SSD that NTFS-3G doesn't support so it doesn't mount them. Is it possible to mount some partitions using the normal read-only NTFS driver in OS X (make NTFS-3G ignore them and ...
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OS X El-Capitan - /cores directory taking up a lot of space?

Im using a program called Daisy Disk to see what is taking up space in my Mac and I find that the /cores directory is taking up 77gb. Is that a problem? Can I get rid of it to regain the space?
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Different “free space” indications in Macintosh HD after upgrading to El Capitan

I wanted to know what was the free available space in my internal HD (I actually have a SSD). In Finder, if I trust the Show Info information (right click or cmd+I on Macintosh HD icon in the Finder ...
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Why MacBook deleted my files and left me only with DS_Store?

Well this is a very awkward situation. I can't understand why my files are missing after reproducing the following steps. 1 - Copy files from Desktop folder and paste into external pen drive. 2 - ...
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Reformat exFat with specific Device Block Size and Cluster Size

I have an 512 GB SSD on my MacBook Retina with one of the volumes disks0s6 formatted with exFat to use it on both Mac and Windows. diskutil info disk0s6: Device Identifier: disk0s6 ...
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How to compare files for an entire drive from a before and after (or changes during) state?

I would actually very much like an option similar to fseventer, but it appears that not only will it support recent OS releases, but that it is altogether no longer available. What can I do for 10.10 ...
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Mount SquashFS under El Capitan or alternative to SquashFS?

I am converting some .tar.gz to SquashFS (using squashfs from homebrew) using xz compression because I want to be able to mount the archives and read the content without extrating and also because the ...
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Is it safe to delete El Capitan installer package? [duplicate]

After upgrading to El Capitan, I have a whopping 6 GB file that fills up my SSD in /private/var/folders/h8/d3lb053515bcl4nsw7t06p8w0000gn/C/com.apple.appstore/1018109117/ftk3252456602304584541.pkg ...
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Which folders store information about applications

Which folders store information about third party applications? Suppose, that I install application. Which folders it could use to store information about itself? I know about ~/Library/Application ...
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Schedule regular filesystem verification

I recently had a baffling several days troubleshooting some odd network problems, which was eventually narrowed down to my MacBook's Wifi adapter and then finally fixed by performing a disk repair to ...
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What are the differences or similarities of using a journaling file system and Time Machine backups?

I want to know if using Mac OS Extended Journaled is the right choice for a MacBook Pro that would only be connected with the external hard drive at night. It does not make sense to me to have it ...
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Apps Filesharing - iTunes - Windows 7 - <file> could not be copied because its name is too long

I am an app developer and I am trying to help a customer move a file from their iPhone in Document sharing. They take the following steps: But receive the following error: (<file> could ...
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Undeletable directory with several subdirectories

I have noticed a folder on / called "Previous System". After checking that it did not have anything I need, I moved it to the trash. However, when emptying the trash, I get a "file in use" error. ...
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Mount Ext4 on El Capitan

I recently installed OS X 10.11 on my Mac. I tried to read a SD card with an Ext4 partition which wasn't even shown in Disk Utility, although diskutil did show it as a Linux partition. I can't seem ...
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What determines Last Opened timestamp on a file

I have files in Finder sorted by Last Opened. Most files seem to be sorted by when they were opened, but not all of them, and some being years behind. Why? For example... If I open an image with ...
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What happens if I edit a duplicate Hosts file?

What exactly is a duplicate file? When I wanted to edit the hosts file (/private/etc/hosts), it says: You don't own the file "hosts" and don’t have permission to write to it. You can ...
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Ext2 utility “e2cp” alternative for OS X

In my linux machines, I use the command line utility e2cp to copy files from and to ext2 disk images. Unfortunately, OS X does not provide any ext2fs utility out of the box. Is there a version of e2cp ...
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What does file locking do, these days?

I'm publishing some files on Dropbox, sharing drafts for public review. Once I get to the final official revision, I'd like to lock it to avoid inadvertent changes. I'm using Pages to write and ...
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Can't login until I do 'mount -uw /' in single user mode (MPB, Yosemite)

When I start my MBP with Yosemite it runs a bit slow, then I see login screen only with the 'Others...' user and two inputs fields: login and password. When I try to enter my user login/password it ...
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How to add a confirmation dialog when deleting any item in finder

Hi would like to add a "Are you sure?" prompt when deleting an item (file, folder) from the finder (like the one when emptying the trash...). Can this be enabled?
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What character is this possessive apostrophe: ’

In a recent answer I needed to include a a possessive apostrophe in a path name within Time Machine for a command line operation. I have it saved in a text file, but what the heck is it? I don't see ...
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File modify date is not updated in Finder file properties

I have a video capture of a strange behavior: File prior to editing: Edited at 5:15PM using TextEdit In Finder I see the file with strange rename, and Modified date value is not updated, nor does ...
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Loading Any USB Flash Drive onto an iOS Device

I have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive with 32 GB storage on it, and would like to view its contents on my iPhone. I have seen flash drives that are made particularly for iOS devices and have ...
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Partially copy a folder, preserving the invisible system files contained, but only some of the remaining content

I am looking for a way to copy a folder, with all the invisible and system files it contains in its "first level", but only some of the other visible, "normal" folders it contains? This is related to ...
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Is there a way to determine what application/process is supposedly using a file/folder?

There is a stubborn folder in my trash bin that apparently cannot be deleted because "something is using it". I know how to force empty the trash bin, but rather than doing it, I'd like to know ...