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

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Can I remove user's home directory folders?

I have the following scenario: All of my files, documents etc. are saved on Copy.com. I have installed copy on my MacBooc Air all my files went to the following directory: /Users/username/Copy ...
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Fix for finder preview jumping back to folder from image?

If i'm browsing pictures for instance, i hit the spacebar to get a semi-full screen preview, but then it will all of the sudden change to the parent folder, and that's the image that's displayed - a ...
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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 into "Applications" in the Finder. I ...
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Finder crashes/closes when copying files to NAS

OS X 10.8.2 Latest series MBP 13" I am experiencing a problem where Finder crashes, or rather closes without notice when I move large folders into a NAS folder. (WEstern Digital Black Armor 6TB NAS ...
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When I changed permissions on an NTFS drive, all files are hidden in Finder. How do I make them visible again?

I have a Seagate external hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. The hard drive came with this Paragon NTFS driver. It works great, but when I clicked "Apply Permissions to Enclosed Items" in the ...
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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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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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Always open the finder in new tab

I want to open folder always opened in a tab instead of new window. The reason I want this is so that I have only one Finder window with multiple tabs. If apps keeps on opening new window you may ...
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Problems Accessing (Synology) NAS over AFP directly over the finder and time machine with Mavericks MBPr

we have two Macs, an older iMac and a MBPr both with Mavericks (10.9.3). Only one of them has a very annoying problem with our new synology ds214+. With the iMac I can access the NAS over the the ...
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How to exclude Mail messages from Finder search?

I want to exclude Mail messages from showing up in Finder search. ->FINDER, NOT SPOTLIGHT<- I have asked this question on other platforms, and I have found the emphasis is very necessary. Yes, ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...
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Finder freezes for several minutes when opening folder for first time after restart

After I restart my computer, if I try to open a folder the wheel at the bottom of the Finder window spins and I get the beach ball. This happens for several minutes (over 5 minutes) while loading the ...
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iMac doesn't see new USB optical drive

I have plugged a new DVD/CD drive in to my iMac (I used PCs for 30 years!!) and it isn't being recognised. If I look in Finder, it isn't shown and if I use Disk Utility, the new drive is shown ...
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Finder Services maximum selection limit

I have created an automator action to operate on files selected in the Finder. But I am noticing that if I have a lot of files selected, instead of seeing any services at all, I only see: No ...
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Finder doesn't starts on Mountain Lion (10.8.2)

It happens almost every time after startup. When I click on the Finder it tries to start it, the menubar starts, then the desktop icons disappear for a few seconds then they come back, but the finder ...
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Unable to view files in hard disk after editing /etc/fstab

I have followed a tutorial to make my NTFS formatted HDD editable (now I regret doing so). I have edited fstab using these commands without knowing much what they do. sudo nano /etc/fstab LABEL=NAME ...
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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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Transfer labels (“tags”) from a SMB share to an AFP share

I had a SMB share from my NAS (based on illumos aka OpenSolaris, I used the kernel CIFS) and now I installed Netatalk for better performances. The metadata apparently cannot be read back, that means ...
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Display message box only if “filter finder items” finds an item (Automator)

Currently, I have a workflow going like this: When files and folders added to downloads Filter finder items where kind = music Open finder items with ID3 tag editor Ask for confirmation "Click OK ...
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See all Apple Hidden Files

I came from Windows 2 years ago and I knew there were hidden files in all OS's. As Windows has the simple option to show them to you, I supposed that if I contacted Apple support they would tell me ...
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Favorites disappears from sidebar in Finder

Running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I find that after a recent reboot my Favorites have all disappeared from the sidebar in Finder. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite ...
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com.apple.IconServices is causing high CPU usage and Finder problems in Mavericks. How to fix this?

In OS X Mavericks, com.apple.IconServices seems to be causing almost 100% CPU usage and is causing Finder to become unresponsive (the "beach ball"). This happens periodically, usually when accessing a ...
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Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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Finder doesn't show files tagged on network drive

I have a Western Digital NAS and I've noticed that if I tag any files/folders stored on it, the Finder never shows them when I select a tag in the sidebar. For example, if I add a tag called Work to ...
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Quick Look keeps popping up

I use the spacebar to preview some files with Quick Look and when I'm done with it I close the preview window. Sometimes when I change desktops the preview window will pop up again (empty) and when I ...
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Are there hidden files taking up 10GB on my hard disk?

I was cleaning up my hard drive this morning, 128GB ssd in a macbook pro, and there seems to be about 10GB of data that isn't appearing in the exposed file system. I'm using the GUI interface with ...
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Thumbnails for Image Files on Desktop won't load

I have a dozen or so image files on my iMac's desktop. Most of the time, after booting up my computer, it displays a thumbnail of each image (as it should). But sometimes, the thumbnails won't show ...
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AppleShowAllFiles does not show hidden files

I use OS X 10.8, I type the following defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES killall Finder but still I cannot see any hidden files like .bash_history, .Trash, .cups, .gem etc. in ...
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Make spring loaded folders open in front?

Is it possible to make spring loaded folders open in front of the active window? Just recently they have been opening behind the window I'm dragging into and that makes navigation difficult. Ideally ...
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Finder and other apps lagging behind with 1 click

My girlfriend is having a really weird and annoying problem with Finder and occassionally other apps. The app will start lagging behind with one click. Say that, in Finder, she clicks folder "A". ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for “Open With” in Finder?

How can I open a file with an application, other than the default, using a keyboard shortcut? I don’t want to change the default application for the filetype. E.g. sometimes I want to open a .html ...
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How do I Get Info for multiple items in one window?

When selecting multiple items in the Finder and hitting the ⌘+I shortcut, OS X produces one window per file, which is painful when attempting to view a summary of, for example, the total size of a ...
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How can I change Finder tag name or color?

There are some tags in Finder by default. I want rename their name from color. How can I do this?
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How to change “Open With” option for folder in Mavericks

My Desktop folder is set to launch terminal. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to reset that. I have deleted /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist and that did ...
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Finder treating symbolic links differently than terminal MacBook Pro Retina OS X 10.9.4

I created symbolic link jboss7 for hard link jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded and it worked fine in Finder. Then I made backup before modifying JBoss... ln -s jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded jboss7 ...
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retrieve lost selection in Finder

Everytime I have to manually select a lot of files by hand picking them from a big folder, I often click somewhere by accident and lose the whole selection and have to do the work all over again. I've ...
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Consequences of deleting .DS_Store

If I manually delete a .DS_Store file from a directory, what's the worst that can happen? What important information might I lose?
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Prevent automatically appending file extension when renaming file

I originally have a file called config.yml. When I go into Finder and change its name to config.yml.old, it appears to have changed the extension. However, opening the file in TextWrangler reveals ...
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How do I not accidentally eject external drives?

I have a Mac Mini with a few external drives connected that I use as a home server. Normally the Eject buttons next to the drive icon are really handy as they let me eject an external drive very ...
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Get rid of lingering partition

Not sure what happened, but when I was setting up my new Mac, something wonky happened w/ the second partition. I ended up deleting it and naming the second partition on my laptop Machintosh HD 3. ...
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How to remap finder folder navigation shortcuts?

I don't like the default finder navigation shortcuts command-up, command-down because you need to press 2 buttons instead of 1. On windows, delete leads to previous folder ("back") and enter enters ...
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How do I stop Finder from warning me when I change a file extension?

When renaming a file in the Finder and changing the file extension, I get the following warning message: How can I disable it?
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Where are my finder windows after a reboot

I have a late 2011 MBP, running Mac OS X 10.7.5, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3. When I reboot and I try to open a Finder window with command + n or from the menu File > New Finder ...
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What is Mobile Sync - Backup and why is it taking so much space?

I was checking my directory and found out that the Folder Backup in Library > Application Support > Mobile Sync > Backup, is taking 13GB of my Harddisk ... What is this and why is taking so much space ...
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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How can I show again the text next to “Computer” in Finder? Only the icon shows

Somehow in my Finder's sidebar the "Computer" element under devices doesn't show any description text anymore. It won't kill me, but it's annoying. Does anyone know how to fix it? I couldn't find the ...
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“Clean-Up By Name” on all folders on Mac

Is there a command that I can run in Terminal which will Clean-Up By Name on all folders. It is bit of a job going into each folder and doing this.
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How to show file extensions in finder for all files

I'm using the Finder Preferences option, but it still won't show the extensions!
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Is it possible to hide the name of the desktop icons?

I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else. The problem comes with my cloud showing in the desktop. I want it to show and I don't want to change the names of ...
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Configure Finder dock icon to open another directory

By default, the Finder dock icon opens All My Files directory. How do I configure it to open a directory specified by me?