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

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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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I can't see usb-drives and archives in the sidebar of the finder anymore

When I plugin a usb-drive or open dmg-archives they don't appear under the 'Devices' section in the sidebar of the Finder anymore. The drives are there when I check with 'Disk Utility', they appear ...
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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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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OSX Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. Now ...
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How can I change OS X Double-Click on Title Bar to be like Windows?

I love my Mac eternally but there is one thing I miss from my former Windows days. When I want to toggle between maximize and restore window, on Windows I would double-click the title bar, and that ...
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Issues with files and folders with names containing umlauts

I have just noticed some issues browsing my external music collection using Finder, certain artists folders were missing. Going to iTerm and lsing the folder I got this as the initial report: ls ...
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Menubar and Finder icons missing

Sind about 5 days all system icons in the Finder sidebar (folders, disks), the Finder Menubar (view options, buttons, back and forward) and in the display menu bar (spotlight, wifi, bluetooth) have ...
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Width of the column view separation line in Finder

I'm using Mac OS X lion. In Finder, I use the column view. I know how to set up the width, but the thin line you use to drag the columns has suddenly become thicker and very visible. I know this ...
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How to Locate an App Running in the Background

My Mac is a work computer that used to have LANDesk installed. My admin ran a script that uninstalled it. However, when my machine starts I still get prompted to allow apps from LANDesk (vulscand, ...
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Show Library folder and subfolders in Spotlight Search

As a software developer, I often need to look into files within the Library folder. For quick access, I'd like to be able to see the files in my Spotlight searches. How can I do that?
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Hide files of single extension from command line in Python

My script is as follows (and used to work but no longer does): #!/usr/bin/env python # encoding: utf-8 import os, subprocess path = "/path/to/dir/" # write your own path here hide_files = True for ...
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Files Greyed out in Finder - Potential extended attributes issue?

I am having a rather strange issue with some image files I have on a local file server. I have spent a while trying to figure it out, to no avail. Hopefully someone on here can offer some assistance. ...
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How to rename video `title`?

When exporting a video from iMovie it asks for a title. Upon saving the file you'll find it has named the file whatever you input for the title. Now if you rename that file in Finder then open it in ...
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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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Convert document to PDF from right-click context menu

Sometimes I have doc and txt files that I need to convert to PDF. It'd be great if I didn't have to open an application to convert the item to PDF. Is there some way to add a convert/print to PDF ...
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Recent items are showing under “No Date” when sorting by date in finder

This thing's driving me crazy. Often, when I download or create a new file, and then I have to upload it to a website or something like that, it will appear after the oldest items under a "No Date" ...
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default application to open folders with

Back in the days I used to run Path Finder for a while, but then removed it from the system and went back to regular finder. Now when entering i.e. open Desktop/ in the terminal, it opens up Finder ...
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Finder unresponsive and hanging in Yosemite 10.10.5 with Promise Pegasus R4 (RAID 5 12TB)

I have a bizarre issue, I'm trying to rip into a project and I am halted by Finder in Yosemite. Finder frequently freezes, as in beach ball hour, when I open a clip in a Finder, the Get Info window, ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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Expand Finder column width with keyboard shortcut

I can expand the column width in Finder (OS X El Capitan, MacBook Pro) by clicking on the right-hand line of the column (see red arrow in screenshot). When I click this line, the column width is ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Deleting files in SMB on CIFS network drive always send me back to the root finder view

I've changed connection type from AFP to SMB (and also tested CIFS) because of the performance improvement with applications like Lightroom on network drives. The issue is if I delete any files or ...
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Rendering thumbnails through a symlink

I've symlinked a PNG image through the command ln -s /path/to/some.png /destination/of/some.png which does work: I can read and write to the PNG. However, I'm interested in having the preview of ...
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Continue moving files when process stopped

I was transferring (moving) files from one drive to another. Then the computer was out of battery and it did a shutdown. Now I see the group of files I wanted to move "50% opacity" in the destination ...
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List view in Finder is broken

My Finder is broken (OS X 10.9.5). Icon view works fine, but List, Columns, and Cover Flow do not work at all. When I switch to "List View" (cmd+2), the contents panel of the Finder window does not ...
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How to use Applescript to find duplicate files and .mp3 files in my iTunes “Music” folder and subfolders?

I recently moved my iTunes music library onto a new computer set-up by copying the "iTunes Media" folder onto an external HD and then onto my local disk. When I opened iTunes for the first time, it ...
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How to prevent filename overlapping on an image preview?

After upgraded to El Capitan, the image in Finder preview are overlapped by the filename, e.g.: Is there an option to prevent filename overlapping image preview?
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Why can't I see my favorite locations anymore when saving a file? [duplicate]

Here is a picture of my finder On the left, there are my favorites which is very handy for quickly accessing important folders. I used to have access to the favorites when saving a file or when ...
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Permanently deleting trashed files after 30 days

Gmail has a nice feature that permanently deletes e-mails after they've been in the Trash folder for 30 days. This is pretty clever, because if I don't need a trashed message back after 30 days it's ...
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Make Sidebar items in Finder larger without affecting any other application

Background I'd like to make items in the Finder's Sidebar larger like this: Theoretically, you can do it like this: Open System Preferences. Open General. Set Sidebar icon size: to Medium or ...
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Finder shows different files when selecting icon vs. list view [duplicate]

I spent a good deal of time freaking out over how I deleted a file before I realized that finder was just not displaying it in icon view, but it was displaying it in list view. This is weord because ...
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Show directory path in Finder in OS X El Capitan

How to see the directory path or navigation bar in Finder? Is there any ubuntu or windows like directory bar?
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make new Finder windows open at current folder

In Windows when I browse in Explorer, if I open a new Explorer window, it is opened to the same location as the window I had selected when I hit Ctrl-N. Is there a way of doing the same with Finder? ...
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El Capitan Remove Finder from Application Switcher (cmd tab)

I'm having trouble removing the Finder icon from the application switcher in El Capitan. The guides seem to be all from 2012 - I get permissions errors (even using sudo) when I try to update ...
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Can't move files to a folder in Finder

Did clean install of Yosemite. In Finder I can't move files to a folder. I must authenticate almost all move operations. After entering password the file is not moved, but copied instead. Apple is not ...
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give read&write permission to only 1 file in folder

I am trying to manually modify preferences file located at /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist To modify it, I need to give it read&write permission. I did that. The ...
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How does the visible storage on a Time Machine disk work?

I've had a computer failure and had to replace my computer with a new one. I have a Time Machine backup that I want to use to restore a large number of files from, but I don't want to do a full system ...
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How to remove an application that has been deleted but remains in the Status bar?

I've recently deleted the Citrix Receiver app from my computer, but I've noticed that despite doing this (As well as deleting the plugin), my status bar has the Citrix roundel icon every time I boot ...
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Basic OS X folders - folder structure regarding users

I am logged in as user "vlado" on my MacBook running El Capitan. If I go and type whoami in Terminal, it says vlado too. So this is fine. But in my folder structure in hd/Users/vlado/Applications I ...
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Mac equivalent of PC 'minimise all' then open a single folder?

I save a lot of things on desktop. Often I have lot of applications and windows open and I want to simply minimise all and then drag a newly saved file from the desktop into a folder. On PC it's ...
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Why is Finder listed as using more RAM (24 gb) than is on my machine? Bug?

Activity monitor shows finder using ~24 gb of RAM (screenshot below), when my machine only has 16 gb installed. I figure this has to be a bug because "Memory Used" only shows 9.62 gb, and I'm not ...
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How do I make the folders and files wrap on Finder in Mac OSX?

The two screenshot below show what I mean. This is a window maximized: This is the same window but at half the screen width: Now, you can clearly see that the folders and files are not all ...
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The Favorite is disappeared from the sidebar of the download and upload window of the browser [duplicate]

The favorite is disappeared from the sidebar of the download and upload window of all browser, either Chrome and Safar. You can see in the screenshots that I attached. I can see favorite on the ...
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Desktop Folder Windows not displaying properly!

Everytime I open a new window on the desktop the window does not display properly. I essentially cannot navigate my files using the finder. When i open a new finder window it either displays nothing ...
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How to show favorites in finder sidebar when opening a file from an application [duplicate]

Recently, when I want to open a file from an application, the "Favorites" section in the sidebar is gone. I probably pressed some shortcode by accident but I can't figure out how to restore it to ...
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How can I make an external drive behave as an internal drive?

My question is pretty much summed up by the title, I have an external drive which I'd like to have recognized as an internal drive. How can I do that? Thanks for looking at my question. By the way I ...
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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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Why is there a yellow bar over my Finder icon?

I have a Mac running OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), and I just noticed this today: I haven't installed anything new, and I have no reason to believe that there's a specific application responsible for ...
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Time Machine Icon on Desktop showing the yellow icon

My Time Machine in Finder shows the correct icon, however, on my Desktop, it shows the Yellow icon that is used for normal external hard drives. It only changes on the desktop to the time machine icon ...