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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. ...
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finder is very slow to show files in yosemite 10.10.3

After the update to Yosemite 10.10.3 finder takes a long time to show the files. MacbookPro Core i7 8GB, HD120GB solid, 15G free
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How to stop Finder deleting “Favorites” bar shortcuts that don't open instantly

I work in folders on a shared drive on a mostly-Windows office network. I keep these in the "favourites" bar in Finder for easy access. Most of my working days start like this: I open Finder, and ...
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webdavfs_agent: unexpected statusCode 500

I have set up a WebDAV server running Arch Linux 3.19 and Apache 2.4, according to the Arch Wiki [1] [2]. /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf excerpt: Alias /webdav "/srv/http/webdav" <Directory ...
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Change filename in Preview

I end up with lots of screen shots that look like this: Obviously after a while I do not know what they are. So I open them in Preview to see, and would like now to change the file name to ...
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How to disable moving a window by its edge adjacent to scroll bar?

In Mac OS X Yosemite, I find that the scroll bar is a small target for the mouse, and sometimes when I wish to scroll, I end up moving the whole window by grabbing its edge to the right of the scroll ...
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How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu?

How to show/hide invisible files and folders from Service menu? By default files and folders whose name start with . is invisible. In order to show them, you can use the following command in ...
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Should I reinstall the operating system on Mac Book Pro if I get lots of crashes?

I'm running OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 on my Mac Book Pro Retina 15" early 2013 and find that starting back around Mavericks, my Adobe Acrobat Pro X and now XI crashes frequently. Sometimes with Yosemite, ...
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Open arbitary file from Finder in TextMate

In Finder, I see a file with the ".rel" extension. I'd like top open it in TextMate. I don't see TextMate in the list of choices, and, in fact, can't find it anywhere in the list of applications ...
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Finder Issues, Crashes and Zombie Finder Processes

Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms: About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still ...
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Connection to shared network server sometimes stuck connecting, needs restart to fix

Sometimes on OS X Yosemite my connection to a shared network server is stick connecting, while the server is available. OS X simply won't connect to it using Finder and the Connect As... button ...
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Finder doesn't show newly created files anymore unless restarted

The title says it (I mean, when a new file is created in an other application). This started happening today, and I think this may be related to an error message which I got the first time in ...
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Open Java .app application bundles with double click on a Mac without Apple's Java 6

In short: On a mac with a clean installation of Yosemite, doubleclicking a compiled Java mac-style .app application bundle fails to launch the app, unless Apple's Java 6 is installed, even if the ...
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How do I find files with no extension in Finder?

I'm trying to find all files that have no extension in a Finder folder. I know how to search by extension and exclude a specific extension but what do I type in the box if I want no extension at all? ...
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How can I add extra groups to Finder's recognised kinds

presently when I attempt to group files in Finder (Yosemite 10.10.3) by kind the created Documents category creates a vast number of files including CSVs DOCX etc: Is it possible to make this ...
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Finder unable to move files. Makes copies only

Since the update from Mavericks to Yosemite I have a very strange and annoying problem. When I move a bunch of files to an external harddisk (drag & drop) the last file of the group is not moved. ...
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Finder. No folder icon after upgrade to 10.10.3

After upgrade there is no folder icon in Finder: Does somebody have problem like this? Could you maybe help me with some advice? PS. Everything is ok with list view option in Finder.
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Bulk merge items sub-folders into new folder

I have a main folder with about 80 folders in, each with about 10 items in. I want to be able to use a Terminal command or something to just move every item from each sub-folder into a new one (i.e ...
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Can't move files to a folder in Finder

Did clean install of Yosemite. In Finder I can't move files to a folder. I must authenticate almost all move operations. After entering password the file is not moved, but copied instead. Apple is not ...
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How to prevent Yosemite's Finder from seeing a folder with a .epub extension as a epub file?

This is a problem new to Yosemite. I have a folder called "com.acme.epub". The Finder sees this as an ePub file and won't let me access it as a folder. I can access it as a directory via the Terminal ...
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When using Finder to copy a specific file, the copy is a zero byte file

Trying to copy a 37GB Quicktime .mov from an external disk using the Finder. The copy should take a few minutes, and show a progress window. But the copy seems to be done immediately (no progress ...
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Folder/File Name “Truncation” or “Wrapping”

I have been trying to find a solution for a very very long time on how to have the longer names of my folders and files to drop down to a 2nd line when viewing in the "Grid" Icon view in the My Finder ...
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Spotlight data size to big

I have have was cleaning up my Macintosh's Hard Drive. I was using Windows 8.1 for that purpose(Bootcamp). I found that the size of spotlight folder was too big(951 MB). Is it normal or I should ...
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Finder keeps crashing even in Yosemite 10.10.3

I have had a lot of crashes by Finder especially when trying to delete a file. At first I thought it may be because of "Quicklook extensions" I installed e.g. to quickly look at markdown file and ...
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How do I unlock a .plist file in /private/var/db/receipts so that I can change it?

I want to edit some com.myApp.plist. I'm running OS 10.10.3, and I do have Xcode installed. But every time I try to edit the file, it's locked and I can't save my changes. If I try to save it with ...
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Is it possible to use `tmutil delete` or another command to prune one file from multiple backups?

I'm having problems clearing our a backup drive. I want to get rid of a couple large files so I can preserve the other incremental backups. I can't use the tmutil delete command on entire backups ...
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How to speed up Finder on Yosemite

I have two MacBook Pros running Yosemite and both have an incredibly slow Finder. Finder was blazingly fast with Mavericks: as soon as I upgraded to Yosemite it became sluggish. When opening a folder, ...