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

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Why does my Finder window close when I eject an external drive?

Why does Finder window close when I eject an external drive sometimes? It's still in the menu system, but no open window to toggle to. I was not in any folder on said external drive, but in the ...
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
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“-bash: ls: command not found”

I installed the most recent update to OS X Lion (10.7). After I did that, my terminal won't recognize normal commands. I typed ls and got: -bash: ls: command not found I figured I'd try to add ...
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Weird .download files keep emerging in Downloads folder

It's a while some random files with .download extension are emerging inside my download folder and I can't find what are these and what creates them, even I can't open them. These files are like ...
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How to add author to Finder toolbar?

I want to add the file creator or author details option to my Mac 'Finder' application (the computer directory of ). I can customise the toolbar, but cannot see this category - only things like 'date ...
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How to remove the invalid item under Favorites in the open file dialog?

There's a duplicate item with the blank icon in the dropdown menu in open file dialog, but not exist in the normal sidebar in Finder. Anyone who knows how to fix this? It's really annoying.
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Prevent Network-Discovery on Infrastructure side

The Finder displays nearby Computers and Devices in the left column whenever a network connection is present. Sometimes we let clients use our network when we discuss projects in meetings (aka they ...
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How to get location on HDD of dropped webloc files? [closed]

I need to get the file path on the local drive of where a dropped (or several dropped) .webloc files are located. I have already encountered and understand that when dropped on an Applescript Droplet, ...
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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 ...
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How to add shortcut to directories to OS X menubar

I have several directories that I want to quickly access in Terminal. And sometimes even in the finder. I would like to be able to hit an icon in the menu bar and have it drop-down a list of folders ...
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Workstations with trouble accessing home directories

I have had two Mac Mini workstations (10.10.x) in a small office give me weird behavior. The server is a 10.10.4-based Mac Mini. All networking is done over ethernet. I thought I had solved it on the ...
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Can the finder edit mp3 sound file tags like artist?

How can I change artist of multiple selected mp3 files in finder? Like in windows we can select multiple mp3 files and can change the artist of all selected file in properties.
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Renaming files/names in bulk, any smarter solution?

I have few thousand files to rename. The thing is I have the old file names and new file names as columns in a spreadsheet. Without renaming them one by one. Is there a better way to do this? ...
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Finder crash and missing MAC Snow Leopard

I have an old MacBook Pro under Snow Leopard and I have an issue with Finder. It keep crashing for not particular reason. When it does all things from finder can't work(can't shut an app or open..). ...
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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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“Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension?” (Google Drive)

For the last week or so I have been periodically getting this dialog popping up, shown below. It would seem from googling around that this is related to Google Drive. I have tried the recommendations ...
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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 ...
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Restore deleted sidebar icons after moving user folder to another drive

I moved my user directory to another hard drive, as I am using an HDD (for Data) beside my SSD (for system). After that, all the sidebar icons in Finder got lost and now that are just folder icons. I ...
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How to assign a network-unique name to the Public folder inside my home folder when viewed remotely

I have multiple Macs, all running El Capitain, and my login username on all of them is "Anon". When I have the Public folder from one machine mounted across a network on a different machine, that ...
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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...
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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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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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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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Can I download files directly into alias folder for Logic Pro X?

If I try to download sound files for Logic and they are supposed to get downloaded into the folder at ~/Library/Application Support/Logic/ and I have that specific folder made as an alias to a set of ...
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New USB Drive Cannot be accessed

Suddenly my PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive has stopped working. It doesn't show up in Finder, Windows starts going crazy when I plug it in, Linux says the device could not be opened, and Disk Utility also ...
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Finder and other apps keep crashing / fail to launch

I have never had this issue before, but sometimes when I turn on my Mac, Finder fails to start or crashes and then cannot be reopened. Other times Finder starts fine, but apps fail to launch, such as ...
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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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OS X attempting to connect to non-existent server

My wife's Mac is acting up and I've been trying to sort it out for a while with no success. Anytime she opens a new Finder window, tries to upload an image to Facebook, exports an image from ...
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import file view on Mac El Capitan Not there

Not sure what this view is called but when importing a file from computer to the internet I no longer have this type of viewing option (see photo), is there way to have it appear this way?
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Unhide invisible files from the command line

By default, a number of system directories (such as ~/Library) are hidden in OS X (ie. they don't appear in Finder): I know I can do this through the GUI but I would like to add a script to my ...
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Make Services Shortcut Override Finder Shortcut? [duplicate]

I have a shortcut (^⌘T) to open up Terminal. However, when I'm using Finder, that shortcut doesn't work because it's used by Finder. Any way to make it so that shortcut only opens Terminal? Just to ...
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Where did the info at the bottom of the Finder window go?

I've re-installed my old system (10.7.5) and "things are different!" Is there a setting somewhere I need to change? I always used to see useful information at the bottom of a Finder window in list ...
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Preview of pictures in Cloudfogger wanted

I used to work with Cloudfogger on Windows. I like it there. On Mac I do not like the implementation that much. For example the preview of photos does not work from within Finder. Does anyone have a ...
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Finder leaves zero-bytes files when moving or deleting files

For some time I keep finding zero-bytes files around the filesystem. Sometimes when I move a file (it happens for sure with CMD+C and CMD+ALT+V) to another folder (a subfolder in my case), an empty ...
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How do I convert my Photos library to actual files and folders with no quality loss?

I spent a lot of time organizing my iPhoto Library with Events. Now, my events have been converted to "Folders" in the new Apple Photos system. I moved them up a level (making them Albums), and I've ...
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finder spinning wheel el capitan

Finder not showing my folders and just spinning look at bottom right
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Choose which extensions to show in Finder

Is there a way for me to force certain file extensions to show, and for others make it up to the file's settings? If I use Finder's prefs to "Show all file extensions" then I can't choose for ...
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File extension not hiding

I have a .dmg file and I want to hide its extension. So I do the usual and ⌘I, then check Hide extension. killall Finder just to be sure. I look and sure enough... the file extension is still there. ...
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How do I sync Finder Tags across Macs

Between an iMac and MacBook Air, I use Finder Tags extensively. Normally, they sync without effort on my part. The Finder Tags are no longer syncing automatically. How can I 'force' synchronization ...
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Open new folder window in Finder El Capitan - instead of same window

I have different Finder window sizes for almost each folder and just updated to El Capitan. Now sometimes it opens in the same folder and sometimes it even uses the last open folder like when I ...
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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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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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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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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 ...