The default file manager used on the Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems.

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In Yosemite, have the finder Cover Flow to correctly show artwork of music files edited with third party apps

I have just upgraded to Yosemite, and I am using some third party applications to edit the id3 tags of my music files. In particular I am using Tagger and Kid3. I noticed that the artwork I add to the ...
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Cleaning save as dialogue

I've been searching the last couple of days for a way to clean up the save as dialogue box. More importantly the favorites portion. There are a bunch of dmg files that are no longer mounted and should ...
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Enabling icon previews for custom text files

I have files .mdown which I'd like to have icon previews for in the Finder, like normal .txt files would. Is that possible?
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Safari 'Download' Icons are stuck showing incomplete

Here is an image of what I am talking about I have two 'download in progress' icons in my Safari window that won't go away. They two 'download in progress' icons are not clickable either. There ...
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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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By using digits in file name like 1.0.0.1, the file name will be truncated and displays like this 1.0

By using digits in file names like 1.0.0.1 (with an arbitrary file type like .pdf, .txt or .jpg), the file name will be truncated and displays like this 1.0 (the .0.1 part will be truncated) I ...
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How do I switch between Finder tabs with a keyboard shortcuts?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to cmd+1 == first tab, cmd+2 == 2nd tab, so on and so forth. How can I do this? Thanks!
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Finder rejecting/renaming file extension?

I was just attempting to set up a local web project, and came across a peculiar behavior. If I try to change an existing filetype from anything to .scss, Finder ends up rejecting the new filetype and ...
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Finder preview by file type in different views

I've investigated when will the Finder show a preview of some file and when it will only show a partial preview. For example, txt files are only read 204KB and displayed partially. png always has a ...
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Why does Preview display an edited image size smaller than the actual size in Finder?

I have recently purchased a new 15" MBP and noticed that when I export an image from Photo to my desktop and then reduce its size in Preview, the file size displayed in Preview is much smaller than ...
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Can you disable toolbar by default in Finder?

In Yosemite, opening folders in a new window by default is extremely difficult. You can press CMD as you click (not optimal) or right-click/option-click the folder to open in a new window (not ...
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Can you automatically resize a window to fit its content?

Before Yosemite, you could resize a window in the Finder by clicking the green "street light" button on top of the window. It would do a more or less ok job. Now in Yosemite and above, you need to ...
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Why are Finder shortcuts to Ext HDD removed whenever it's not connected? Workarounds?

I have a lot of files on an external drive to my new MBP and there's too many of them for the internal 500GB SSD (and no second drive bay to make a fusion drive or have a second drive in latest MBP ...
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Issues Connecting to Network Drive

I am having some trouble when connecting to a network drive on my Mac OSX 10.10. The drive is a Drobo 5N. The drive is connected to my computer via an ethernet cable and most of the time it works ...
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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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Cut files in ForkLift 2

I decided to give ForkLift 2 a try, since it is currently on sale in MAS. I've been using XtraFinder to enable normal (Cmd+X) file cut operation in Finder. Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I ...
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How to remove or hide Apple applications from my app folder?

I've got a lot of Apple applications on my Macbook which I never use (Photos Facetime, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, etc.). They just clutter up my application folder and I want to get rid of them. This ...
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Change finder universal size

I would like to change the universal finder size and location? Does anyone know how to? I want this to be a universal change, not only should it change the size and location of ALL finder windows, I ...
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Is there a way to prevent iTunes from renaming TV Show filenames?

I have imported quite a few TV Shows into iTunes and I have noticed that iTunes renames the files in the style Episode number Episode name.m4v (e.g. 01 - My First Day.m4v). This is not a useful way ...
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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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Preserving “hidden” attribute when copying from NTFS to HFS+?

I have an NTFS volume that I am copying into a new HFS+ volume. I'm using the following command to copy everything including all hidden directories and attributes: sudo rsync -aAXvF --del ...
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Search images by rating with Spotlight

I and using IPTC metadata to set rating for photos. I would like use OS X Spotlight to search image by rating. I tried to create a "smart folder" in Finder with the following query (I created it with ...
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How can I make my finder refresh a NAS volume mounted using AFP?

Regrettably I'm using a WD EX2 on my bridged home network (current and 4th gen Airport Extremes), and the finder doesn't refresh my AFP volumes. The NAS is attached on the 4th gen APE. Anyone have a ...
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Missing Hardrive icon in Finder, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 MacBook Air

I purchased a Mid 2013 MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and I am unable to locate the hardrive icon in Finder.
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Workstations with trouble accessing home directories

I have had two Mac Mini workstations (10.10.x) in a small office give me weird behavior. The server is a 10.10.4-based Mac Mini. All networking is done over ethernet. I thought I had solved it on the ...
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How to configure Finder to let me rename dotfiles?

I always have hidden files set to 'visible' in Finder, because I'm a developer and I work with a lot of dotfiles. But even with this setting, Finder won't let me rename a file beginning with a dot. ...
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Force Closing Finder, Deleting Files, Recovering Said Files?

Okay. So long story short, I was working in Adobe Premiere yesterday and saved a video to my external hard drive and it ended up being over 1GB. I began to drag it to another folder and Finder ...
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Issue with Finder on iMac running OS X 10.10.5 “Yosemite”

I have Finder preferences set to "Open folders in tabs instead of windows", but when I open a finder window I do not see any tabs, only folders and when I double click on a folder it opens in a new ...
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Why does hiding the Finder toolbar cause so many side effects?

I'm on Yosemite, and I'd like to hide the Finder toolbar. But doing "View > Hide Toolbar" causes two undesired side effects: Tab functionality is disabled: "File > New Tab" is grayed out. If there ...
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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 ...
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Indexing a networked Windows drive

I'm trying to get my Mac to index a folder on a networked Windows drive. Specifically there is a folder named "FILE SERVER" on that drive that I'm logged in to as owner. It shows up in a Finder window ...
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Copying via Finder fails with available space issue but cp at the command line works fine

I have a large(ish) Aperture library (~120GB) that I wanted to restore from a Time Machine backup but, after selecting it via the Time Machine interface, Finder complained that there was not enough ...
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Unable to delete files from finder?

I did option-3 on finder -> which puts the files into cascading directories mode. Then I have selected a few files with the intention to delete them (see the screenshot). But there is no option to ...
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Finder is showing many files which I have deleted

I have an Xcode project which I just deleted so I could rewrite it. (I used rm and rmdir) Here's the problem: Though ls says that the folder is clean, Finder says it's still, there, and, what's more ...
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Using osacript to access Finder from crontab (or from non-interactive session)

I have a script that generates a dmg file from my application bundle. This is generated every night from our subversion repository. If would be interesting to set up things like the DMG's window ...
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How to enable automatic reflow of icons in Illustrator?

Since updating to Mac OS X Yosemite, my Finder window doesn't display all the icons. When using Illustrator, they appear inconsistently as I resize the window. It seems only Illustrator is ...
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Set Finder arranging order by kind via Terminal

I know I can easily do this via the Finder's toolbar but I'm currently writing a huge shell script that'll set my future Mac up exactly as I want. So is there any command to do it like the one to set ...
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Drag and drop won't move ALL selected files between Finder windows

Here's what I'm doing: open a Finder window with source directory (500+ files). open another Finder window with target directory. select all files in source directory using ⌘ - a grab selected files ...
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Prevent Finder to launch on boot

I do not need Finder because I use Ranger in CLI and I manually quit it (I added the quit option) each time I boot (mainly not to have it in the way when I use to switch applications with cmd + tab). ...
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Time machine creating files and directories at random places

I'm gonna keep this short and simple. I have a ~/.vim folder and ~/dotfiles/.vim folder (the ~/dotfiles/.vim was copied to ~/.vim). Yesterday I noticed that I had several files with weird permissions ...
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Why can't I add more options to the search in Finder?

I used to be able to click on the + next to save. After I upgraded to Yosemite, the + now became a - and I can't add exact match anymore. Any idea? Thanks
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Temporary .DS_store files, phantom connections?

I have my machine set up not to write .DS_store files, the reason being because I was suspect they may have been causing access issues on shared drives (folder is considered "in use" even when it ...
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Does OSX cache hidden files which can lock folders open?

We've identified the cause to some strange behaviour we've been experiencing on our server. We have a shared drive on the network that all of our graphic designers connect to using cifs:// or smb://. ...
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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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Set default directory whenever I open a file from any application

Whenever I attempt to open any file from any application (whether it be microsoft office, texmaker, etc) the default directory is 'Documents'. How can I change this to a different directory? Because I ...
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How to drop files from Desktop to Finder windows in a sane way?

I know this question looks like a joke, but I've been using Macbooks for a few years and I've never found the right way of dropping files from Desktop to other windows. Imagine this scenario: I'm on ...
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strange entry in my Finder “Shared” list

I have several Macs on my home network, running different OS's. Let's call them "computer1", "computer2", computer3", etc. All of them show up in the Finder lists as "Shared", as they should. But all ...
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Use Applescript/Automator to select a window highlighted in the Finder

I have an applescript which extracts the name, associated process and and other information about a target window. As of now, the script selects the target window via a "choose from list" dialog that ...
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View recently closed files (e.g., in Preview) on OS X?

Mac OS X has built-in features for viewing recently opened applications, or recently opened files in applications. I open lots of files in Preview and keep some of them open for a long time, usually ...
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Services submenu disappeared from contextual menu of right click

I am using OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 at my office. Last week, I was still able to right click files or folders and choose services from the bottom of contextual menu. However, after I started my Mac this ...