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

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Disassociated custom icon files

I have a project with a number of folders using custom icons. When cloning or pulling the project via git, it turns the icon resource fork of each folder into a file called "Icon?" (where the ? stands ...
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Finder search doesn't work properly after Yosemite update

Ever since I upgraded to Yosemite, search no longer works properly in Finder. Spotlight works fine but Finder search just gives me a blank window with a spinning ball. I've tried reindexing and I've ...
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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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Network drive showing minus sign for one folder, but Terminal shows everything in it

I've got a small home media server setup on a Raspberry Pi. It has had one 1 TB USB (ext3) drive plugged into it for a while now, which has worked perfectly over the network on my Macbook Pro ...
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Is there a way to refresh a Finder file listing?

I love my Mac and how things generally just work. Now and again, however, one finds a few annoyances. My latest one is that I cannot find a refresh button anywhere to update a file listing in a Finder ...
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How to hide specific shares in the sidebar from Finder?

I want to hide some specific shares in the sidebar from Finder because I never access them and it get's confusing if everyone in my local network is online. Is there a way to hide for example only ...
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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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What folders does the “all my files” finder view pull from?

A relative of mine managed to delete all of the files under "All my files." I am restoring from a recent time machine backup, but am trying to figure out which folders need to be restored. So far I ...
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“Fetching…” Behavior in Finder “Open With” Menu in Yosemite

I don't know if other people have notice this in Yosemite: With a file in Finder in focus, when you move the cursor to "Open With" entry, whether from context menu or menu bar -> File, a ...
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How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories?

How do you get Spotlight to search in sub-directories like Windows Explorer does? Here I have done the same search on the same directory - the root of the usb drive SFD223128GB using both OS X Finder ...
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Phone not showing in Finder (but available for Dropbox)

I use a 3-years old Nokia X2-01 phone and moved to the Mac recently. I'd like to copy some files to the phone but I do not see it in the Finder. In Windows, I used to be able to plug the phone in via ...
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Removing items from Finder Toolbar

I'm on Mac OS X 10.7.5. In Finder windows, besides the sidebar, there is a sort of "upbar", right below the name of the folder you are viewing but before the colum/list/icon view of it, where you can ...
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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Yosemite broke Dropbox toolbar shortcut to reveal files in Finder

I just updated to Yosemite, and now I cant access newly added files through the dropdown menu the Dropbox icon in the toolbar provides. Previously it was possible to reveal a newly added file in ...
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Quick look .url saved webpages as rendered HTML

I thought this was already possible in earlier versions of OS X but Yosemite seems to be missing the 'Web.qlgenerator' quick look plugin (or at least I am) How do you enable .url quick look to see ...
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Hide doesn't work (intermittently) on Microsoft Office applications

I find it SO annoying when Command + h doesn't hide an application. Somehow Microsoft's developers seemed to find a way to break that functionality on most Office apps. Anyone know why this is? ...
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Finder shows me filenames and folder in inverted order. Why?

OS X is showing me some folder and filenames, per default in reverse alphabetical order. Why?
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Spotlight / Show in Finder / in new Tab instead of new Window

In a Spotlight search instead of clicking on the search-results, one may press ⌘ Cmd-R. This shows the file in Finder. Problem: this always opens the result in a new Finder window (despite having set ...
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Finder: All my Files

I have Outlook 2011 installed, and in the finder "all my files" shows me my e-mail messages, contacts and events. Are these Items saved as files on my mac? can I disable this?
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Spotlight/Finder quotation marks won't work with “\n”

"\n" is mentioned in some pdf's I have. When I search using quotation marks in both Spotlight and Preview Apps they have issues pulling up this exact phrase. Does anyone have a suggestion for finding ...
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Terminal directory delete issue

I don't really know what it is called but it was an issue for me. So here is what I was doing: Created Directory with content and have it open in finder Open a terminal and go to the same ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Where did the ~/Library folder go in Lion?

I just installed Lion, and I can't find the Library folder in my user folder. Does the folder no longer exist? If it doesn't, where are my preferences? If it does, how do I get to it?
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What causes “The Finder can't quit because some operations are still in progress” error message?

I am receiving this message when I'm trying to shut down my computer and I don't have any Finder windows open. What could be causing this message and how do I fix it so that I don't have to perform a ...
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Expand symlinked directory in finder

Is there a way to make it so that in list view in Finder a symbolically linked directory can be expanded like a regular directory? I would just switch to column view, but I'm using TextMate 2's file ...
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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Where is “Today” and “Yesterday” in Finder menu?

A folder or place search place that contained everything I used "Today" and "Yesterday" is missing from my new Yosemite finder on the left. Is it not possible to have this? It was a quick easy way ...
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search for file extensions with ~ in finder

i ran a script to change a tiff image, now it created the new image but kept the original with the file extension ".tif~". Is there any way to search for all of the files in Finder or in another way ...
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Desktop icons rearrange spontaneously (Yosemite)

I like to have all my desktop icons and shortcuts in very specific places. When I take a screenshot of the screen (for example) and it is saved to a file on the desktop, all the desktop icons arrange ...
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Cannot replace existing files in a folder (Yosemite)

I am having a problem with the Finder, Copy and Replace to be exact, and I was hoping someone could help me troubleshoot. I am have been on Yosemite for one week and just noticed the issue a couple of ...
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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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Prevent Finder from opening new windows AT ALL!

(OSX 10.10) Yes! I know already, that there is the option »always open a new tab«. BUT there are exceptions. E. g. when hitting Command+R on a search-result in Spotlight or Finder (despite the ...
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Why do I have to Force Quit finder to see my new screenshot files?

On my mac mini (OS X 10.9.5), I have to Force Quit Finder in order to see the screenshot jpgs in my /screenshots folder I literally just took a millisecond ago. Even if I wait a few minutes, I won't ...
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GRAB utility invisible in FINDER

I use the utility GRAB occasionally. It does not show in the utility list under applications in Finder. However, I know it is there because when I search I find it - How can I make it appear on ...
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Copy and move with Ultracopier without doing it through tray icon [duplicate]

So when you start Ultracopier this warning message shows up. The replacement of default copy/move system is not supported and blocked by finder of Mac OS X. You need do the copy/move manually by ...
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Two Applications folders, one empty

I just noticed on my Mavericks' Finder today that there are two different Applications folders. One located under Main HD: And the other one at Main HD -> Users -> Amit: What's the difference ...
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Finder view like FTP clients - two columns

Is here possible to have OS X (10.10) view like in FTP clients (e.g FileZilla) I mean two columns with list view, and of course without need of opening two seperate windows. I am aware of tabs, but ...
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Python IDLE can't be opened by double-clicking .py files in Finder

I can't open .py files in IDLE by double-clicking them in Finder (IDLE is currently set as the default program for opening such files). Nor can I open those files by right-clicking and selecting ...
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Paste to Subfolder in Finder List View

Is it possible to paste a file to a subfolder in Finder with the keyboard? I can paste into it with the mouse (using the paste command from the context menu) but CMD-V will always paste to the parent ...
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Stop Finder/OSX From creating TemporaryItems and .apdisk on Network shares

I'm looking for some way to configure OSX to prevent it creating .apdisk files and .TemporaryItems folders on network shares. These are created any time OSX accesses a shared folder on the network. ...
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Hide .DS_Store and .localized from Desktop only without 3rd party app

There is an app called XtraFinder which does exactly that - it shows hidden files while it can still hide those two files from Desktop only. Is it possible to do something like that without ...
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Lost Dropbox context menu entries, file and folder status indicators in Finder after updating to Yosemite

I've lost all the Dropbox context menu options in Finder after updating to Yosemite. All indications of sync status on the files in my Dropbox location are also gone. The odd thing is, those context ...
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Has anyone else been able to find out why Back to my Mac isn't working in Yosemite?

After upgrading to Yosemite, I can no longer see my other computers that I was able to access with Back to my Mac, under previous OS X versions (while I am away from home - usually accessing my home ...
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Finder not showing correct free space?

I have a software called Daisy Disk and it says I only have 70 GB left in my drive. However in Finder I see 131 GB available. How is this 60 GB difference possible?
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How to make the Finder's search result in Mac OS X ordered by time it's been found?

When in the Finder you search for a file or folder, the list of result gets refreshed with different order as the search is in progress. This is very annoying because most of the time I can see the ...
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How to force Finder to update file thumbnails?

Recently I updated album covers in most of my mp3s, but their respective thumbnails on Finder did not get updated. Things I tried: Removed (rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist) without ...
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Force OS X to open .tex files with TexShop

I would like the .tex files to be opened using TexShop by default. So, I am trying to change the default behaviour by clicking right mouse button --> Open with --> checking always open with and ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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I want to restore the “All My Files” folder/view to the finder sidebar

While I've had my ups and downs with the "All My Files" folder in the Mac sidebar, it is a really useful tool for unclogging my hard drive of large files - this is especially important because of the ...
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How to prevent Finder windows from automatically popping up when I attach a disk?

I have a removable Firewire drive. It has several partitions, many of which have Mac OS installers on them (I'm a developer/sysadmin, and need to reinstall fairly frequently). However, I also use ...