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

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OS X Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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How can I add “.mp4” to the end of multiple files in a folder?

I just received a bunch of videos (for editing) and something weird happened. I was told the files are .mp4, but when I received them they did not have a filetype assigned to them. I can add ...
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Yosemite won't uncompress .zip files when I double-click on them

I recently upgraded to Yosemite (10.10.1). Today I tried to unzip a .zip file for the first time since upgrading. I already had 4 or so unzipping apps that worked just fine on my previous OS X, so I ...
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Yosemite (10.10) Finder Freezes in Column View

In Yosemite (present in 10.10.0 and 10.10.1) Finder regularly and repeatedly (not just randomly) freezes when in column view. I always use column view by default, so it happens often. It seems to ...
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Checking for folder/file changes using Automator?

Is there there a way to check a folder/file for changes (includes adding files, deleting files, changes in files,...). The 'Folder action' in Automator is only checking if any files are newly added.
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Copy progress window missing when trying to copy in Finder

When I copy on my iMac using Finder in OS X 10.9.5, the popup window which shows the copy process and other related information (Speed, Files left, etc.) does not appear. How can I restore this ...
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QuickLook HTML plugin?

I'm looking for a plugin that will display me the text of HTML files in QuickLook rather than a preview of the rendered HTML. Does anyone know of such a plugin?
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How can I make applications on OSX open new windows in the same space when opening a file from Finder?

OSX 10.8. Pretty simple. Right now when I open a file through Finder, if the filetype is set to be open by application Y, oftentimes OSX finds a space that has an open window of Y, and sends the file ...
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Icon for CD drive disappears and reappears every few seconds

In one of our company MacBooks (MacBook7,1), the CD drive acts weirdly - any time a CD is inserted, the icon will appear for a few seconds in the desktop and finder, then disappear for another few ...
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Finder Problem - USB drive opening in separate window for every folder

Whenever I connect my USB drive or insert a disc and view the contents every folder is opened in a separate window, how do I prevent this? 'Open folders in tabs instead of new windows' in the Finder ...
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Entering Time Machine on an external drive does not work

If I open an external drive, or an folder on that drive, in the Finder, then enter Time Machine by clicking on the menu bar icon and selecting "Enter Time Machine", then Time Machine runs, but it ...
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Is it possible to map doubleclick on folders in Finder List View to Expand/Collapse triangle?

I really hate all these windows cluttering the desktop, and spring-loading isn't a big help. So to have a more Windows-Exploreresque view, I try to use the collapse/expand triangles in List view only, ...
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Resume file move after Finder crash (unmoved items appear washed out)

I was moving a large amount of data to an external drive. The Finder crashed (or appeared to restart) in the middle of the operation. Now the files appear as "washed out" in the external drive ...
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how to find files with .j or .jp extension

I have some image files that have a messed up extension. The files are of the following format: "filename." "filename.j" "filename.jp" I need to find all these files which are in several folders and ...
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Why does the Finder sometimes refuse to receive a drag-and-drop of a URL from a web browser?

For years I've been annoyed by how most of the time I can drag the favicon from a web browser's address bar to a window in the Finder to create a bookmark file but sometimes the Finder has a tantrum, ...
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Cannot arrange finder files and folder by name

In OS X 10.9.2, I cannot arrange finder's files and folder by name and the files are sorted by random alphabetical order. Is that a bug or any work around?
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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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How to easily clean up photo folder using Finder?

I am using OSX already for a couple of years, but I still have trouble finding a good workflow for cleaning up photos in a folder using Finder. What I like to do is view each of the photos and delete ...
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seagate harddrive won't show in finder, appears in disk utility, can't mount

My hard drive seems shows up in disk utility but not in finder. All my finder preferences are set correctly. The partition does not seem to want to mount. Here are the errors found in the console ...
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Can I launch the File (Save/Open) Dialog from the command line?

Bash and vim's file completion facilities are effective for navigating through a few levels of a directory structure, but can be cumbersome when working with unfamiliar directories. Alternatively, I ...
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How come Dropbox gets an icon in Finder sidebar?

How come Dropbox gets a non-generic icon in Finder's sidebar, when other directories like Google Drive and Sites (native in OS X before Lion) all have the same generic one? How can I customise the ...
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Yosemite Finder Column View Modified Timestamp

Upon updating to Yosemite, My finder column view preview window displays the Modified and Last Opened options as "Today" or "Yesterday" etc. I need to see what time yesterday in the column view ...
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Keeping Finder in sync with changes made in Terminal?

Until Yosemite, I could work in the Terminal and file system changes would be immediately updated in Finder. Now, however, Finder seems to be out of sync with the filesystem. Finder shows files I have ...
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Path Finder 7: Using Terminal at bottom - not able to place @ sign

I am having troubles to place the normal @ (at) sign in the terminal in path finder. I do have German keyboard Layout, which means the @ sign is "option/alt + L". Simply nothing happens. Did someone ...
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What's up with “paused” applications in Launchpad?

When I activate Launch on both my Mavericks and Mountain Lion systems, a few of the application icons are (seemingly permanently) greyed out and marked "Paused" with an empty progress bar. It isn't ...
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“All My Files” option in Open/Save dialog get 100% CPU on Mountain Lion for a couple of minutes?

"All My Files" option in Open/Save dialog get 100% CPU on Mountain Lion for a couple of minutes? How to solve this? Mainly this happens twice: once before drawing anything on screen and once again ...
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Finder Reports Disk is Full, Other Tools Don't Account for it

I looked at some of the other Q&A here and didn't see a duplicate of this one (e.g., How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space? and other linked and related questions). Finder reports ...
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Multiple empty Chrome/Google setup volumes in root Finder folder

Unknown Reason for Excessive repetitive removable volumes with either no files inside or inaccessible directories. I have been getting these artifacts as seen in the image since installing OS X ...
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Finder Problems after Updating to Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite from Mavericks. Everything seems to be working normally, except Finder. When I open a Finder window it is empty. Even if I open the Applications folder - it is empty. The files ...
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Mavericks: Can't be logged into two servers at the same time?

I ran into a bug (or feature) in OS X 10.9 that I can't figure out. If I'm trying to log into two servers, and I use "guest" credentials to log into one of them, things get screwy. Example: ...
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Mountain Lion — Finder always freezing

I'm on 10.8.2. Finder always freezes. I have way more CPU and memory than this OS needs. It's only Finder. CPU usage spikes, spinning beachball, the whole thing. I cleared all my caches, disabled ...
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How to set HTML-files icon to default?

I have a problem with icons in files. Particularly it's only HTML files. I uninstalled Coda 2 app (deleting all relevant info, also clear my cash) and continue to use Sublime Text 3. But I have this ...
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Finder: show video thumbnail for all kind of formats/containers

I wish that Finder show video thumbnail for all kind of formats and containers. *.flv doesn't get a preview, some *.mp4 not, *.mov not. Is this possible? Maybe a video browser in place of Finder? I ...
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How to make Finder show icon thumbnail for some Excel documents?

I have two Microsoft Excel documents that are, except for the data contained within, virtually identical. One was created as an offshoot of the other. In the Finder, the original displays a thumbnail ...
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Any way you can sort Finder's Recent Folders menu by order of recent folder access?

As the title suggests, I'm having difficulties understanding why the Go > Recent Folders menu doesn't show recent folders in (duh) recently accessed order. It sorts the folders alphabetically, which ...
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How to get rid of re-appearing Dropbox Finder Toolbar button?

I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and have Dropbox 2.10.29 installed. For some reason I can't permanently remove the Dropbox button from the Finder toolbar. I can remove it temporarily using Customize ...
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Remove eject button from finder

I accidentally ejected an external drive in the finder, is there an option to hide or remove/disable eject button from finder?
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Finder won't remember window size in Yosemite

In previous versions there was a way to set the window configuration as default. But now in Yosemite they seem to have got rid of this option. There is however a way to make it remember for a while ...
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Finder: unlock files grid in folders

Using Finder: In some folders, I can move the files around. Place them where I want in that folder. This is very good for the eyes, when the folder holds many files and only a handfuld om them are ...
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Can the excessively limited “Recent Items” list be adjusted to include more document types?

Recent Items under the Apple menu or in the Dock could be an excellent way to quickly access files that you have been working with recently. Alas, it's functionality is destroyed by obvious document ...
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How to move automator “Folder actions” workflow to desired folder?

Similar topics was discussed here. But the solution provided there was to right click on file name and select location (Automator 2.3), however that option was not present in Automator 2.3. ...
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How do you get Mac OS Finder to group folders together when sorting?

I have Mac OS 10.7.4 and I'd like Finder to use "Is Folder?" as its first sort criteria, or in other words, group folders before files regardless of the sorting method. Windows and Linux both do this ...
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Is there a way to remotely restart Finder (or wake-up the desktop) from SSH?

Over the last few months I've found my MacBook Pro is getting increasingly unwilling to wake-up if it's gone to sleep of it's own accord - not when I put it to sleep deliberately, but when the machine ...
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Can I search for folders of a certain size (say more than xxx mb)

I am cleaning up a bit. I know how to search for files of a certain size (see below). Is there a way to search for folders above a certain size? Shell commands are ok, but gui is preferred. To search ...
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Alfred command: switch finder directory in same window

I am an avid user of the launch application Alfred. I already have key bindings to open specific directories but when initiated, they always open the directory in a new finder window. Im looking for ...
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Where do Folders Removed from the Finder Sidebar end up?

I just removed two document folders from my Sidebar in Finder, and now I can't find them! Any ideas on where they could have ended up? Thanks! Emma
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My iMac appears multiple times in Finder under “Shared” [duplicate]

Running OS X 10.10.1 on an iMac. Under "Shared" in Finder, my iMac shows up 6 times (e.g. iMac iMac(2) iMac (3) etc) as servers on the network, which don't exist and connection attempts fail. Why are ...
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Why is emptying the trash so much slower than rm?

If there are a lot of files in the trash, sometimes the Finder will display a progress bar saying (for example) "Preparing to delete 62,736 files", then another progress bar for the actual deletion. ...
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Unable to connect to Seagate goflex_home network share in mac

I have a 2TB GoFlex Home Network Share. I'm able to connect and access it using my windows machines and as well as using my ipad. I'm not able to connect it via mac using finder, smb. The browser is ...
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Has file copy dialog disappeared in OS X Yosemite?

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and I noticed that the file copy dialog in Finder seems to have disappeared. Instead, I am shown greyed out entries of the files being copied in the destination ...