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141 views

Files on desktop un-deleteable, say “No Items selected” when previewed

I have some image files that mysteriously showed up on the desktop. When I go to move them, they show a copy (+) icon and they are unable to be deleted. When I select either one and press space bar to ...
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1answer
91 views

How to use Finder's “Open With Application”?

(Apologies in advance if the menu names aren't exactly right -- I'm not using Mac OS X in English, so I'm guessing at the translations.) I was curious what the "screen sharing" shortcut had in it, so ...
2
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1answer
43 views

What happens at a low level when a directory from Finder is dragged to an app icon, such as TextMate?

The directory that was dragged will then open in the application it was dragged to (if the app accepts the path). What happens at the low level? How does the application know it can open that path? ...
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2answers
751 views

Turn off Smart Folders display “.savedSearch” extension in Finder sidebar

I held off upgrading my Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Lion until I had replaced all the important apps that would no longer run. So far it's OK, but one thing has me baffled is that my Smart Searches ...
4
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1answer
766 views

How can I make OS X recognize new file extensions?

In Finder.app, you can hit Enter to edit the name of the currently selected file or folder. OS X will automatically select only the file name part, not the extension: This is very useful, because ...
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2answers
619 views

Define order of label color in Finder

I have ordered labeled PDF files with the colors green (very good), orange (ok) and red (bad). When I order my files after labels I get: Green Orange Yellow But I want to have Green Yellow ...
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4answers
800 views

How can I create a keyboard shortcut to access a specific folder in Finder?

I have been using Total Commander as a file manager on Windows for years. There is one feature I miss a lot in Finder: a shortcut to one specific folder. Saying I have a folder ~/Downloads, ...
2
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2answers
154 views

How do you encrypt a file or a single folder worth of data?

Looking for a way to easily encrypt a file or a folder with a password without having to make up an encrypted read write image in Disk Utility?
2
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1answer
143 views

Is there an alternative to the native file transfer handler in Finder?

In Windows you can replace the native file handler with TeraCopy, I was wondering if there were a similar solution in Mac OS X. Because the current handler is not that great. Thanks for any ...
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1answer
106 views

File has different name in terminal and Finder

I've just downloaded the driver for my preferred trackball from Logitech. In the Finder, the Installer's filename is Logitech Control Center Installer.app. In the Terminal, ls shows LCC Installer.app. ...
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4answers
1k views

Files Renamed in Finder not Reflected in iTunes?

I just did a batch rename in Finder (using AppleScript), however the filenames in iTunes remain unchanged. I tried restarting iTunes and that did not help. I also tried iTunes >>> File >>> Library ...
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2answers
585 views

How do you list items with and without labels from the terminal?

Is there a command that can tell the label status (labels as applied in the info menu in the finder cmd+i) of an item from the command-line in OS X? Essentially, I just want to list all the items with ...
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3answers
2k views

How can I associate a file extension with a content type?

I have some files with extension "module" and "inc," which are PHP files. When I try to open them, the list of applications that can open them shows only the application I have set as default ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I disable quarantine on Lion?

I've been tearing my hair out trying to get rid of the quarantine "Do you want to open this?" warning because I don't like it. The well documented way (defaults write com.apple.LaunchServices ...
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3answers
214 views

Moving folder to Trash in Finder is not synchronized with Terminal

I tried to delete a folder which I access via terminal.app. Though the Finder moved the folder to the Trash, I was still able to see the contents and edit the file from terminal. created a textfile ...
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2answers
2k views

File sizes greyed out (strange extended attributes) in Finder on Lion?

I just got a new machine with Lion preinstalled. After transferring all my applications, I noticed that the file sizes (and only the sizes) of some applications and folders are greyed out: Does ...
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4answers
1k views

Choose a default app for opening files with no extension?

Is it possible to set a default application to open files with no extension? I'm not referring to files with hidden extensions, but those completely lacking an extension -- e.g. README, CHANGELOG, ...
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4answers
840 views

How do I create files in Finder without Terminal?

On windows, when you right click then you have option to create files. I want to do that too on Mac, how can I do that without terminal?
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1answer
122 views

Any way to make multiple files stop hiding their extension?

How can I make multiple files show their extension at once? Any finder setting and/or terminal command would be nice.
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1answer
493 views

What does the “Stationery Pad” option do?

Under the General section of a file's File Info, there is a checkbox for Stationery Pad and Locked. The Locked option is pretty straightforward, but what does Stationery Pad do?
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4answers
3k views

Gray file in finder

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS/X 10.6) to a Windows server 2008 file ...
2
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1answer
569 views

New File Action in Finder

Why finder doesn't have 'New File', but 'New Folder'? Is there any way/tool for having 'New File' in Finder? ADDED Pathfinder provides the feature of making 'New File'. I need this function in ...
2
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1answer
774 views

OSX: Is there a way to change the default behavior of copy/move overwrite?

Problem: Many of my friends are moving to OS X and are frustrated that, unlike Windows and *NIX systems, copying/moving a folder (with sub-folders) deletes the destination folder if a folder of the ...
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4answers
183 views

Cutting and pasting files

OS X doesn't allow me to cut files. Are there any applications to enable this?
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7answers
2k views

How can I copy the path of a file?

This surely sounds weird to PC users ;-), but my actual question is "How can I copy the path to a folder or a file ?" The Info Dialog doesn't allow me to copy the information that stands there ... ...
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4answers
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Why does “Copy” replace stuff instead of merging it?

This is started to be really annoying to me If you have an original folder with 2 files and you copy something into it's parent folder where the folder name is the same, and, let's imagine you are ...