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

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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + ⇥, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with killall ...
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Finder window within programs will not display “date modified”

When attempting to open files from within Office 2011 or Adobe or any other program, the finder window displays "Date Added" instead of "Date Modified". These columns are unchangeable. How can I set ...
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open <TAB> opening finder window

I use zsh. For some reason, with zsh, when I type open <TAB> (which should list the files to autocompletion), it opens Finder in the current folder. I don't have anything aliased for that. I ...
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PDF files replaced by question mark icon in Dock

I have pdf files in the Dock of my MacBook Air, I just left them there and everything was fine, now all of a sudden a large question mark comes up and I can't open them. Any thoughts?
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i can't enter my old phone [on hold]

I found my old phone yesterday I want to use it but it has a password on the lock screen but I really don't remember the password so what can I do before I get in trouble because I don't remember the ...
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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Find all hidden “.idea” folders in system [duplicate]

I am using PHPStorm 8 for programming. PHPStorm automatically creates a hidden folder called ".idea", where all project-specifiy settings are stored. How am I able to find all these ".idea" folders ...
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Finder Slow in iCloud Drive Folder

I've been using iCloud Drive for a while now on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I primarily use it for storing Office documents, etc., and have had no issues with it to this point. Today I noticed that ...
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My NAS connected through AFP or SMB takes really long to load some folder?

I have a Thecus NAS N5550 connected to my Mac. When I open the folders it sometimes takes up to 30 seconds until i see anything in the folder. I'm using the newest version of OSX what is going on?
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200GB of lost space! Difference in file size between finder and disk utility

I have installed yosemite and I am trying to have a backup using time machine. Time machine gives an error that the external drive size is not sufficient. And here begins the adventure... I have an ...
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How can I connect to NFS from finder?

When I'm reading this guide it seems to be quite straightforward. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18705?viewlocale=en_US But I was expecting to be typing the ip address. I don't understand what they ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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Sort files by name length in finder?

I want to be able to find all mp3 files with exactly 4 letters so i can highlight them and open them up in ITunes. How do I do this? I recently copied mp3s from my iPod to my mac. These files are all ...
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What is /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app?

Recently, I've been a bit worried about malware, so I've been examining my system and searching for out-of-place applications/programs, and this one stood out. For one, when looking at the file in ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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How To Open System Directories In Finder Without Opening A New Finder Tab

In the finder I made hidden directories visible. The odd thing is that any system directory (IE one whose name starts with a ".") I can't open them by double-clicking on them. Instead I have to right ...
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Installing system files in home directory?

I know that many of the directories in /System/Library/ have analogues in /Library/, and a fewer several have analogues in ~/Library/ as well. I also know that in at least some cases, when the system ...
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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Finder doesn't launch when a specific user logs in

There are three user accounts on a system running Yosemite 10.10.1. When a specific user logs in, Finder does not start. The keyboard shortcut for Force Quit (Command-Option-Escape) works, but ...
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Multiple Monitors - Finder opens to wrong one

I have my MBP connected to an external Monitor. Displays are being extended. When opening Finder, it defaults to open to the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Can I change this behavior ...
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Accidentally deleted Applications link in Favorites in Finder

I accidentally deleted the Applications link in Favorites in Finder. (I dragged it into the Terminal hoping to do a cd to the Applications folder---not that that matters.) How can I restore it?
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Since when is it possible to CMD-Q Finder?

I am on OSX 10.10.1. As of very recently (can't be more than a couple of days, else I would've noticed it sooner I think), I am able to quit the Finder by hitting ⌘-Q, which will quit the Finder app, ...
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Prevent changing default app for some file extensions

Is there anyway to prevent that whatever app change the default app for some kind of files? As an example, my default app for movies (mp4, mkv, avi, ...) is VLC, and I don't want this to be changed ...
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Using a keyword that contains a space in a Spotlight search?

I'd like to run a Spotlight search to find all email messages that contain a specific attachment: attachment names:screenshot I tried the keyword "attachment names" in the Spotlight search window ...
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How to display icons in finder in newest to oldest order in a grid?

Is there a way to make the finder show icons in newest to oldest order in a grid? As it is when I pick "View->As Icons" and then "View->Arrange By->Date Modified" the finder displays them in long ...
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How to fix Time Capsule causing slowdown on file dialogs?

I've got a fairly recent model Time Capsule running backup for my Macbook Pro (Late 2013). Ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've noticed an occasional slow down when bringing up a file open or save ...
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Finder does not sort correctly in mavericks

I have both 'sort by' and 'arrange by' sorted as last opened and still finder is not showing the files and folders correctly. e.g., I have some documents made in 2014 but finder shows those ...
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Why are these date-stamped docs sorted by name length, not numerical order?

Here's a list of docs with date stamps at the end of the filename. Some contained typos (which I'm about to fix) causing them to be one character longer than the others. This extra character changed ...
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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Disable Quicklook for certain filetypes

We have a few Mac's that choke on folders that have a lot of .TIFF files in them. The quicklookd process, and Quicklook Helper processes skyrocket in RAM and CPU usage. I'd like to keep quicklook ...
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how to use Logitech Anywhere MX back/forward button on OSX Finder?

is there a way to use Logitech Anywhere MX's back/forward button on OSX Finder? I can use these buttons on Chrome or any other browsers succesfully, but cannot find a way to do so on Finder?
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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How to reconnect to NFS server using another login?

I use finder. This is my connection: nfs://192.168.1.10/nfs/ I logged as a guest before. But now I need to change user. Where I can change login data to connect to nfs as another user?
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Yosemite Finder spins endlessly when browsing NFS mounted folders

I have an NFS export on my Ubuntu 14.04 machine. I can mount it just fine from the command line in Yosemite: mount -t nfs -o rw server:/home/gbell2/iOS_apps /Users/Devel/iOS_apps And immediately I ...
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When saving a document or editing a file name, with the focus on the string itself, why does CMD+Delete move the file or folder to the trash?

To be more specific, I am saving a file from my markdown editor. Within the save dialog box, I navigate to the folder I wish to save the file. I then decide to change the name of the file. I put my ...
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Equivalent to CMD-clicking on a webpage title in Safari 8 on Yosemite

In previous versions of Safari one could CMD-click on the webpage title at the top of Safari's window and get a menu with the website's folder hierarchy. For example if you're at ...
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How can I find alert-type dialogs that prevent other windows of the same application to be focussed?

Here's the problem: I just finished burning a CD using the standard feature through Finder, I could hear the "done" sound. At that time, I had a different application focussed (e.g. Chrome). An ...
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Menu option “Select startup disk on desktop” greyed out when Finder window is active

Previous OS X versions allowed one to select the startup disk using Cmd-Shift-Up when on the Desktop, or "from" any Finder window. In 10.9.4 this works only from the Desktop. When a Finder window is ...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this ...
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Visualise on a map the location of the photos inside a folder

Is there a software that I can point to a folder to see a map of the area of all the pictures present in that folder? With tiny thumbnails or dots. Similar to what can be done directly on the iPhone, ...
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Files are not showed in Finder

Recently, I noticed that on the files on my external hard drive are not shown in Finder. All folders can still be navigated, but the files are not visible. When I check the contents of these folders ...
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Searching/opening filer from network location using terminal

I am creating .sh script that will open smb://location/foder. The location contains a lot of folders that are being constantly created, and every time when I navigate I need to open different folder. ...
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Open Finder window - single instance

If I click the Show in Finder link in Chrome's Downloads pane, every Finder pane I have suddenly comes to the foreground. If I have several open I have to hunt around to find the Download I'm ...
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New Finder window opens maximized every time

For some reason, now every time I start Finder or ask for a new window, it occupies my entire screen (note this is not full screen mode, it is just normal screen mode but the Finder is resized ...
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How to add (programatically) a custom icon in the Finder's sidebar favorite list?

When Dropbox (for example) is installed, it adds a “Favorite Item” in the Finder Sidebar Favorite Items List with his own icon and pointing to its custom folder. How do they do it ? I’ve tried adding ...
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Two Finder processes are open. Neither works. What gives?

I can't get Finder to do a darn thing. Specifically, it won't open new windows, show files on the desktop, or be the app in focus when I click its dock icon or the desktop. Weird! Fine, I'll ...
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Remove dropbox icon from Finder toolbar [closed]

The dropbox icon keeps reappearing in my finder toolbar, no matter how many times I Command Drag it off, or remove it in customize toolbar. How can I get rid of this annoying button that keeps coming ...