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

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Mac OS: Disable the eject button/option, disable option to unmount drive from Finder [duplicate]

I have external drive which is always connected to my Mac. I want to disable the option to umnount/eject this certain drive in Finder. Is there any option to do such thing? I'd like to disable the ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder?

I have moved an installer into the launchpad (uTorrent-Installer). The problem is that I would like to remove it now but as it is an installer it doesn't appear in "Applications" in the Finder. I can'...
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View thumbnail cache in OS X

Is it possible to somehow see the cached files by QuickLook? I have found that some data is stored in /private/var/folders/xx/xxxxxxx/x/com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache In here I found a index....
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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Xcode 7.2.1 Supporting Files folder missing [closed]

I am on OS X 10.11.5 and Supporting Files folder is missing I am following tutorials and they all have that but not in mine I already tired recreating new projects but it's missing in all of them ...
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How can I force MacOS to make a binary conversion of filesizes in MB, GB…?

I noticed that MacOS (10.6) makes a decimal conversion for file sizes, instead of binary: Is there any way to force it to make binary conversions instead in Finder? Because my mind kinda works in ...
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Network folder in finder sidebar disappears

I have added a couple of network folders to the OS X finder sidebar as a shortcut. This is working great as long as I don't shutdown or restart the system. Once the system has been restarted they are ...
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Can I clean up by date created in reverse order?

So I have a folder of documents that I want to sort by the date they were created. I know you can do this in list view, but I really want it to be in icon view. There is a clean up by date created ...
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Why is my Mac seem to be divided into two desktops and how can they be combined?

Recently, I'm observing weird behavior when switching between applications and also when switching between some Finder windows. I'm using an external 4K monitor with my MacBook Pro Retina. It is as ...
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Finder doesn't find duplicates with (1), (2), …, (n) in filename

I have downloaded lots of duplicate files with my web browser. The first duplicate gets the suffix (1) in its filename before the file extension, the second gets (2) and so on. For example: ...
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How do I remove crashplan from my Mac

I recently tried out CrashPlan on my Macbook, but I decided not to go through with that. However, now that I'm not going to be using CrashPlan after all, I can't figure out how to remove their app ...
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Finder on Yosemite misbehaves: doubled text, blank windows, lack of updates

Since updating to Yosemite, Finder has been acting strangely. I can usually get it to show a normal-looking and -behaving window for a few operations, and then the window will either: Be blank, ...
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Git plug-in for Finder?

Is there a plug-in for the Finder which lets me see and do all my git-related stuff? It seems silly that I have to use different apps or the terminal for such things when the files are right there in ...
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How to search LaTeX -documents in Spotlight?

I have reproduced the problem now also in El Capitan with new components (motherboard, 3x SSD) in my Macbook Air 2013-mid. I have had clean installation of OS X (El Capitan, Yosemite) while doing the ...
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How to create a text file in a folder

In windows I right click and then there is an option to create a text file. How to do so in mac?
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Why don't Projects folder and subfolders dynamically update with file system changes?

After spending a long time debugging Sublime Text 2, I discovered the bug is in OSX. The Finder does not dynamically update changes in the file system for the Projects folder and subfolders. Why not?...
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How do add “Recent Folders” item to the Finder sidebar?

In the menu Go > Recent Places you can get a list of recently accessed folders. I want to add this to the Finder sidebar, but I am not seeing any clear explanation of how to do this.
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Finder window, exit search options

When using Command-F to search in a Finder window, what is the shortcut to disable the search and return to the standard finder window? For example: 1) Navigate to specific folder 2) Command-F to ...
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How to change all Folder Icons to Show the content/Preview Image?

The default folder icons are not helpful to me. I'd prefer to see a preview image of the contents or first image. I dont want to manually do this for every folder either, just set a global default. ...
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My SD card is not showing up in Finder

I have a SD card that I put into my MacBook Pro. It then showed up in finder. I wanted to access it and I accidentally dragged the mounted card and now it's gone from Finder. Taking out the card and ...
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Why can't I have unique sorting options for folders in Finder?

For example, when I set the Documents folder in my user folder to "Sort by: Kind", it also sets the sorting option for every other folder on my computer. Can I have unique folder sorting options? Or ...
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Location of the resource files for the spinning wait cursor?

For a presentation I am making, I want to find my Mac's system's default "Spinning Wait Cursor" resources. I was told that the cursors are in here: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices....
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Error message when copying files over to Mac Server

I keep receiving the following error message when copying files, from my iMac and my Macbook, over to my Mac Mini Server. The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “filename....
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external hard drive found only by disk utility, cannot eject or mount

I'm using a Seagate GoFlex that seems to have encountered some trouble. The drive does not appear on the desktop or Finder. I've double checked that Finder > Preferences allows for it to appear in ...
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BOOTCAMP no longer listed as Device in Finder, but can boot into it on startup

How can I get BOOTCAMP to be listed under Devices in Finder so that I can go into it and view the files there? I can boot into BOOTCAMP as normal on startup but in OS X, Finder does not list BOOTCAMP....
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Is anyone else having problems with drag and drop to app on El Capitan?

Issue: Dragging a group of documents to an app icon/alias does not reliably launch the app with all the documents. Depending on the app, some documents in the selected group aren't opened (e.g. ...
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How can I restart Finder when it keeps “stopping” an stopped copy process?

Every now and then, mostly with USB sticks, Finder decides to copy forever, either at the end of the copy process (i.e. the files are already copied), or at the very beginning. Stopping the process ...
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How do I restore favorites to the left hand side in the save dialogue? [duplicate]

This is what every save dialogue looks like for me since a few days ago: What happened to "favorites", how can I get it back?
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How can I find/use a proxy icon in OS X 10.11?

In OS X for the past 10 years, when I'm looking at a file and I want to see it in the Finder (for example, so I can see what files are in the folder with it), I command-click the "proxy icon" in the ...
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Automator Action/Bash Script for selecting files from a list

As a part of my workflow, I often face this scenario: I have a folder with let's say, 100 files named 1.mov to 100.mov I have a list of valid files let's say, files 1.mov, 2.mov .... 15.mov (These ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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SMB share is very slow

I try to mount a SMB share in Finder but I have two problems. The time for mount is about 25s. Folder listings; very slow when there are many elements inside. The smb share is ending by .local. I ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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Is there a way to use update command to locate files on OS X without having to run updatedb manually?

I am considering using an alias for locate, as I find really inconvenient to have to run updatedb so often on mac. Do you have any ideas or workarounds for this?
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How do I make the hard drive visible in the Finder?

On OS X Lion I don't see the hard drive in the Finder and I seem to have no permission to create a folder under / from terminal. I know I can do this if I activate the root user, but I need to be ...
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What is Mac OS X Lion's Finder Font?

What is the default font that Mac OS X Lion use in it's apps, more importantly the Finder window?
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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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Changing Airdrop Folder

Is there a way to change the default Airdrop location from the Downloads folder to something else? I have changed the location of many other applications, so I assume it's possible, even is possibly ...
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Command+tab to Finder not switching to open Finder window

I recently installed OS X El Capitan on my iMac and now, whenever I switch to my open Finder window using command-tab, I only get the Finder menu bar. The open Finder window is in the Window menu, ...
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How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder?

How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder or, in other words, have opposite effect to default option nobrowse? From mount manpage nobrowse This option indicates that the mount ...
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What are Alias and com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding data in sidebsarlists.plist

In the com.apple.sidebarlist.plist file you can find different CustomListItems for the "Favorites" items in Finder's Sidebar. For example: <dict> <key>Alias</key> <data&...
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How can I delete Time Machine backups, moved into trash?

I was going to delete the Time Machine backups. I made a mistake and instead of deleting them using Time Machine, I just moved the Backups.backupdb folder to the trash. Now, if I try to empty the ...
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Finder: why is a *.wmv movie a “document” and not a movie? Howto correct?

See screen shot of my Finder settings all folders and movies (flv, divx, mkv and mov) are correct categorized, only *.wmv file is a document. Should be movie. Howto correct that? > ls -l@ *....
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Cleaning Chromium based browser (Citrio)

I'm currently trying to "clean" the Citrio browser of the extensions that are visible (maybe more that are hidden, but I'll investgate later). These extensions cannot be deleted by simply clicking on ...
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How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location?

I was wondering if there was any was I could right click inside any instance of a "Finder" window such that I have an option that says "Open Terminal Here". It would be really helpful.
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Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

I want to create an permanent SMB mount and read SMB storage in Finder. So I read following articles. Create a Permanent SMB Mount in OSX (Updated) Automounting NFS share in OS X into /Volumes ...
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Toggle Hidden Files without Relaunching Finder

I'm pretty new here, and I looked for an answer to this question, and found some answers but none seemed to work for me. I want to be able to run an applescript that toggles hidden files and ...
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Hiding finder preview panel… forever

I'm not sure why but quite recently Finder likes to show me the Preview panel on new Finder windows. I've tried every method I could find: Hiding the preview. Close the finder and open a new ...
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External Hard Drive Not Showing Up after dragging it to Terminal?

So from the left side of the Finder I accidentally dragged my external hard drive and now it doesn't appear there. I would like to see it there, I know it's reading it because I did an ls /Volumes and ...
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Finder Error 36 with SMB, not with CIFS

I have the following problem with a client's infrastructure: When a network share is mounted using the SMB protocol (via the "go to -> connect to server" function in finder), Finder displays an error ...