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

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Permanently Enlarging the “Open File” dialog box in Yosemite

Whenever I open a file in any application I'm presented with the standard "Open" dialog box which find to be frustratingly small (less than 50% in each dimension). I can enlarge it to a more generous ...
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Remove expansion triangle in list view in Finder?

I personally prefer list view without the expansion triangle, unlike Finder question: missing expansion triangle in list view I am able to get it to work by selecting an "arrange by" option, but it ...
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Yosemite Regularly Crashes, Returns to Login Screen

I have a Macbook Pro 6,2 (mid-2010 model) with Yosemite installed. Recently, my computer has started crashing in a number of ways. First of all, it often crashes and bumps me back to the login screen ...
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Can't move around icons in Preview

I recently upgraded to Yosemite. When I am looking at my thumbnails (icons) in a Preview folder, I can't seem to move around the images. It just wants to keep them in name order. I obviously tried all ...
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Spotlight/Finder will not index after Yosemite update

I'm currently working in OS X 10.10.3. I made a bit of a jump from 10.6.9 as our system was falling behind from the person who previously held my position. All of my customer files are stored on an ...
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Photoshop CC not responding when opening a 2MB PDF file

There's a Mac on my job that recently got installed Adobe CC. I, myself, haven't used CC before, always CS6 so I don't know about the common errors, bugs, crashes or fixes. Moreover, I'm not a ...
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Add samba folder to favorite into finder sidebar

I have client stations (OS X Yosemite) bound into Active Directory services. When the user was authorized I prepared his profile from /System/Library/User\ Template/English.lproj/* and settings for ...
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Change Mac OS X Sidebar Icons

I have been unsuccessfully trying to change the Mac sidebar icons without the use of 3rd party software. As pointed out here, Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons, it would seem that editing the file ...
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Is there a keyboard only shortcut for right-click (contextual menu) in Finder? [duplicate]

I can't find any information whether there is a shortcut to show the contextual menu in Finder, that you usually get by right-clicking a file. I've already tried a lot of different combinations ...
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How do I change the dock and ⌘-tab icons for spyder (basically a Python script) on a Mac

I have a little bash script that runs Spyder, a Python IDE, courtesy of this question. The purpose of the bash script is to be accessible via Quicksilver and the Finder. The same answer also tells me ...
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How to find all images in folder

I'd like to list all images in a folder (and subfolders), but I get no results in Finder for any search unless I search 'This Mac'. I select the folder I wish to search, select 'images' as the 'kind' ...
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Coloured files and folders - Mavericks and Yosemite

I really liked the colour folders / files you could set in osx 10.8, the ones where the entire folder / file line would be coloured as opposed to the little coloured dot in Mavericks and Yosemite. Is ...
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Imported Aperture library into Photos, “Show Referenced File in Finder” does nothing

I just finished importing my Aperture library into Photos using the official import process. My Aperture library used referenced masters on an external drive, and I had my external drive connected ...
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Troubleshoot Dock behaviour in Mac Yosemite

When I right-click the Downloads folder in the dock, and select Open "Downloads", instead of the expected thing happening, an app launches. The app is one I created myself using Automator. And it is ...
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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Yosemite freezes at log out

I'm not the only one having issues since I've installed Yosemite. My issue is quite simple and occurs sometimes at logout only. When I close my session, or any other session I have on this machine, ...
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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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Finder does not respond after upgrading to Yosemite

I have followed the safe boot technique and was able to log on and get into finder. How do I know which app that is not compatible to uninstall. Recently after upgrading to Yosemite, I also upgraded ...
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Files not showing in Finder, Mid-2014 Macbook Pro, OS X Yosemite

Recently my Finder crashed when I was doing some Terminal work, and I ended up having to force-quit it. Since then, my Finder isn't showing any of my files or folders, apart from the ones on my ...
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Troubleshooting a slow Mac - OSX 10.9.5

My 2012 MacBook Pro 15", OS X 10.9.5, 2.6GHz i7, 16gb ram, 750gb hdd, has been acting very slow recently. Starting up takes a long time, not only for the login screen to show (if starting up from ...
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Go2Shell stopped working with iTerm2

I am on Yosemite and have used a (seemingly older version) of Go2Shell to open Terminal windows at the current Finder location. This worked flawlessly for a long time, until something, suddenly broke ...
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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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Volume encryption takes *hours*, is it possible to fix it?

I'm encrypting an empty volume. Internet articles say that is must be almost instant — but it's not the case. It's probably doing a kind of wipe (securely erasing free space), but if I really don't ...
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Menubar and Finder icons missing

Sind about 5 days all system icons in the Finder sidebar (folders, disks), the Finder Menubar (view options, buttons, back and forward) and in the display menu bar (spotlight, wifi, bluetooth) have ...
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Safari crashes every time finderKIT plug-in is used

I have a late 2012 iMac running 10.10.3 Yosemite with the latest Safari v8.0.6 which I updated a few hours ago. However I noticed that every time when I click on a 'select file' button - trying to ...
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To search contents of symlink

I want to search documents from by disc2 to which I created a symlink to disc1. However, I think this is not the way to go by creating a symblink to a current folder: ln -s ...
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Extending Finder view “All My Files” to external drives

Is there a way to include files on external drives in the Finder's "All My Files" view? I found this older answer, but it's not working in OS X 10.10.
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Why does Microsoft Office 2011 Installer open in Finder when I click on Applications?

When I open Finder and go into the Applications folder the Microsoft Office 2011 Installer automatically starts up. Even when I close and eject it, as soon as I start scrolling in the Applications ...
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Sidebar folder shortcuts all disappeared after update

I've just updated from 10.10.1 to 10.10.3 and now all of the folder shortcuts on my sidebar have disappeared, e.g., 'Desktop', 'Downloads'. Does anyone know how to fix it? Thanks
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Finder stacked icons in icon view causes finder to crash

I have 2,260 photos in my Dropbox Camera Uploads folder. Somehow they all got stacked on top of each other. When the camera upload is complete, it launches the camera uploads folder in finder in this ...
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How do I check where the file in .Trash was removed from?

I've some files appearing in Trash folder. How do I check from where they were removed? I've Tried 'Get Info', but it doesn't tell me from where it was removed. The only option I've is 'Put Back', ...
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Open location of a photo in Finder from Photos.app

In Yosemite, I am trying to upload a photo to website. So I open Photos, select a photo and then try to locate the location of the photo. However I could not find it. Before Photos it was possible in ...
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Disable 'hide toolbar' in Finder

Is it possible to permanently overwrite the 'Hide Toolbar' and 'Hide Sidebar' setting in the Finder, particularly in DMG images with downloaded Applications, so that the toolbar and sidebar are always ...
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How to make inactive when I close application window by Command + W

When I open an Excel file from Finder and close the Excel window by Command+W. The active window remain Excel. Is there a way to make Finder active window when I close Excel? If I close the Excel ...
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disk appears in Finder's favorites left bar

Anyone can help me to solve this issue: "Vault" volume randomly appears in the favorites bar! If i remove it using contextual menu action "Remove from left bar" it appears again after some time! ...
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How do I restore icons in Finder?

So yesterday I tried opening one of my apps an the Dock just froze completely. I tried every tip I could find online like Command+Option+Escape and killall -KILL Dock, but nothing fixed it. I was ...
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How to find rt.jar file?

My virus scanner (Sophos) showed that it was scanning a file named rt.jar plus several other .jar files. I was a little bit surprised because I didn't think that Java was installed. Yet, when I ...
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Multiple finder preference plists in mavericks

Ive had a very sluggish finder recently in my Mid 2012 MBP 16gb 2.6ghz i7. Looking online i found that deleting the finder preference can solve the issue, but when i went to the preference folder to ...
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Sort items in folder by date…only for that folder!

Normally I have all my Finder sorted alphabetically but, for some folders, order by date would be better but changing order in those folder will change order for all Finder... Is there a way to sort ...
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Set Default App For Everything That Doesn't Have A Default

Is it possible to set a default open application if none is found on the system. For example if I have a .mp3 file, still let that open with iTunes but if i've got a random unknown .abcdefg file make ...
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Default move files / folders across disks?

When you move files/folders across disks Finder, by default, copies the files. I'm looking for a configuration option (defaults?) to reverse this, so default is moving files (as it is when you are on ...
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Keep Finder On-Top While Dragging Links From Safari URL Bar

In the previous version of OS X, Mavericks, I used to be able to have a browser window open and a finder window open, I used to then be able to drag a link from the URL into the finder window to drop ...
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iCloud syncing seems to have stopped, can't delete folders

I am using iCloud Drive on my Macbook Pro, and I noticed that even if the iCloud folder has my files, they're not really synced on the cloud. Many files still have the cloud icon next to them: ...
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How add home LaCie NAS to Finder sidebar on work iMac?

I have a LaCie NAS at home which I use as a central place to park all home admin docs, Time Machine back ups etc. I want to be able to access it easily from my work iMac (different LAN) so it appears ...
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How can I copy the URL of a file downloaded by Google Chrome?

As a new Mac user, I'm surprised to see that Chrome doesn't track the list of downloaded files anymore. I can't even see the current download speed in the Finder. I want to copy the URL of a file ...
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Importing Finder Folders to Albums in Photos app

I organize all of my photos into folders. I have years of photos organized properly by year_date_event_name. I would like to import the folders directly into the Photos app as Albums named as the ...
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Why can't I see thumbnails in the finder?

Most of the instructions I've found online (this, for example) say all I have to do is select "show icon preview" in the finder view settings. But that doesn't seem to be working. What's the problem ...
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Why isn't Finder updating a folder's contents?

Today I had the strange behavior that I added some files to a folder in Finder (that happens to be in dropbox) from Outlook, but Finder did not show them. I could see them from the Open File dialog ...
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Can I stop mac 10.8 from saving previous open programs/finder windows after power shutdown?

I think what I'm looking for is a .plist file. specifically what I want, is it possible to clear whatever files saves last opened windows that are re-opened on startup that get saved after a shutdown ...
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troubleshooting Finder (and disk access?) speeds — Dropbox extension problems?

I am on Yosemite 10.10.3, though in the public beta program (which now is in sync with releases). I am also in the Dropbox beta, now on 3.5.58, for what it's worth. File access is curiously slow now. ...