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

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USB drive not showing on my MAC after using it on widows!

I have noticed this on my pin drives and also my external hard desk. they were perfectly working fine on my mac pro, and then after using them on my friend's windows they don't show up again on my ...
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How can I create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?

I want to add a Finder shortcut to my Launchpad, but I am unable to do it. Is there any way to create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?
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Cannot restart Mac, Finder issues in El Capitan

I've been having some issues with an iMac running El Capitan. The issue seems to be Finder. I tried leaving it to shut down by itself overnight to no avail. On occasion I get this message: The ...
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Need tighter connection with my Time Capsule as external drive

I am not familiar with the right jargong or semantics but will try to explain it as well as possible. I have a Time Capsule which I use as an external drive to save media. I use a MacBook to access ...
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Wrong number of items displayed when moving or copying files

When copying or moving files in Yosemite, Finder says it is preparing (for example) 400 items, when there is actually only 200 items in the folder. This has been happening a lot recently, on both my ...
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How to make the “Pictures” folder a folder again

Question: Is it possible to change a package directory into an ordinary directory, and how? Context: I was copying an old iPhoto library to my "~/Pictures" folder from an external drive, but I ...
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Is there a way to increase the speed of the “hover open folder” thing when drag and dropping?

So when you drag and drop a file, while you are still holding it, you can move the file to say on a folder and hover there for like 2 seconds and that will open up the folder for you and you can ...
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Fastest way to disable daemons gone wild; how to know if attempts to interrupt will break app?

As software advances so do the installers, which have become vehicles for all kinds of needless bloat ware. I do not believe this to be an inevitably, its possible for software to progress without ...
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Quicklook not updating when file changed

Back on Snow Leopard, if I was viewing an image file (e.g. png) using Quick Look and the file changed on disk, the preview would instantly update. I found this very useful, and ended up writing a lot ...
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Where is my missing drive space?

I have a 2012 Mac mini running the latest Yosemite that I use as a server for file sharing, FileMaker, calibre, Time Machine and Plex. The Finder reports that the internal drive has a capacity of 499....
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How to change sidebar icons in OS X El Capitan?

Without using a 3rd-party application, how do I go about changing the icon in the sidebar for the Developer folder? When I click on "Get Info" for this icon it's showing the icon does have the hammer ...
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How to add Service to Finder Toolbar

In the contextual menu (right click) on a folder or file object in the finder will give you the option to select "Services". I wonder if there is some way to move those services into a button on the ...
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qlmanage (quicklook) crashes on file update

So has a possible bug and I want to know if others can reproduce it or if it's unique to my system. If you open a file with qlmanage -p foo.gif &> /dev/null & a debug mode of quicklook ...
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Change Application folder presentation w/out disabling SIP

I keep my apps organized in the /Application folder by arranging their icon manually. But in El Capitan, SIP prevents the modification of this folder privileges so I cannot set it to read and write ...
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How to prevent find sidebar from going to default

I am trying to get back to using the default finder (I have been using path finder and no longer like it). I opened finder and found that the sidebar has just a button to the root. I added other ...
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/Users folder (and any other high level folder) missing when trying to attach files to gmail

When trying to attach a file located in /Users/"user"/ dir to a gmail email, the /Users/ folder doesn't exist, and there is no top level directory (i.e. /) for me to navigate to. The workaround is ...
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How to disable (unwanted) tags for new files automatically created by El Capitan?

at the moment, whenever I save a new file (can be a downloaded tutorial movie or a PSD file I created) the finder in El Capitan (10.11.5) automatically flags these files with a (unwanted) red and an ...
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How do I clear the application used to open a file, i.e. set it to none

When you double click a file the finder will select an application to open it with. What it's going to do can be changes or viewed in the info panel for the file. Viewing some files you'll notice ...
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Macbook Pro finder error -50 appearing randomly

I've done a lot of research about this problem, but cannot find solution. My mac randomly gives an -50 error - nothing can be written and ReportCrash is using like 200% of CPU... Restart helps, but ...
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'Choose file' sidebar options disappeared

When you go to a website with a file uploader you click on a choose file and a pop up window appears with a sidebar similar to what you have in your standard finder window, however recently all of the ...
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OS X Finder not showing correct file size - why and how “fix” it?

I have a file that is 237153620 bytes long. Interestingly, Finder shows it as 237.2 MB. But we all know that's not true. Obviously it divides size in bytes with factor of 1000 (base 10) to get size in ...
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Previous File Location Lookup

While prepping for the switch to a new computer, I made the dreadful decision to move files from the "All My Files" Finder view to a new folder. All of the files moved to the new folder, but left the ...
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Why can't I create a directory on a mounted USB drive after mkdir, but finder new directory works?

I'm trying to create a directory on a USB3 mounted hard disk drive and it is failing even though the permissions are open: bash-3.2$ ls -al total 0 drwxrwxrwx+ 2 user user 68 Jun 3 18:24 . ...
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Can't cd into alias

I have two aliases in my home directory: devbootcamp and bookshelf. I can cd into devbootcamp but not bookshelf but I'm not sure why. I don't remember how I made the alias to devbootcamp but I ...
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Can't delete file with strange characters in name [duplicate]

I have an old file named ˇ¡␀␀ˇ¡␀␀␀"9 ␀"9 which is not deleted when I empty the trash. I have tried renaming it but it does not accept any changes. Using the Terminal didn't work either so far: Mac-...
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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Problems Connecting Canon Powershot to 2015 Macbook Air

I have a Canon Powershot G12, and I am attempting to get some files over onto my Macbook Air. This is the first time I attempted to do this, I normally upload them onto my Macbook Pro. But when I do ...
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Setting a shortcut to “Right Size This Column” in Finder on El Capitan

I'm trying to set a keyboard shortcut for "Right Size This Column" in Finder. I've tried setting it under Keyboard > Shortcuts in System Preferences, but this does nothing.
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The operation can’t be completed because the item … is in use

This has been driving me nuts for a few days. I have a file in my Trash box but I cant seem to delete it. It's a folder called diff.txt containing one music file. I was going through my music ...
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Finder: Select a file after Copy & Paste

When I copy and paste a file in Windows, the last inserted file is selected automatically in the destination folder. Then I can (for example) press F2 to rename it. When I copy and paste a file in OS ...
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Сolor tags in Finder don't work on NTFS volume

Color tags work perfect with file from MAC OS extended volume, but when I tagged file from NTFS volume they don't show up when I choose appropriate color. I tried this but nothing happened. Cannot ...
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Examine a .DS_Store file?

My understanding of a .DS_Store file is that is contains details that describe a folder and the files within that folder. Based on that description, I can think of a few uses from being able to read a ...
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How can Almost Empty Dropbox folder Take 1.3 GB Space?

System: El-Capitan 10.11.5. Finder details of Dropbox folder I deleted Dropbox from my PC. The directory size is 1.3GB although it contains only symlinks, by ls -laS drwxr-xr-x+ 54 masi staff ...
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How to hide sidebar preview (on the right) in Finder on El Capitan

I don't know since when, but I believe from some update of El Capitan, this annoying sidebar preview on the right comes up everytime I open a new Finder window. If I hide it using the mouse, it stays ...
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Folder of second hdd unaccessible for other users

I have a Macbook pro with El Capitan and two HDDs. The second drive I wish to use as a sharing area with my wife who has a user on the same notebook. I created a folder and put some files there. She ...
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Remove all associations with Brackets

I just downloaded Brackets (web development IDE) and it associated lots of unnecessary file formats like .json that I would normally open using Sublime. Is there any way I can remove all file ...
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Unable to change the default directory in Finder?

I'm struggling with a problem involving my Finder opening to the incorrect directory every time it is opened. I've deleted the com.apple.plist file located in ~/Library/Preferences several times, I've ...
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Dropbox folder not syncing after move

I moved my dropbox folder to a different location, following the instructions provided by dropbox. (I use the desktop client. OS X 10.11.5) Specifically, I clicked on the Dropbox icon, went to ...
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Applescript with get every file loop fails

I want to run a script on all files with two specific extensions on a disk with a hierarchy of multiple nested folders. My script works fine when I choose a folder further down the line with fewer ...
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Folders created on a network drive by another user show as untitled until mac is rebooted

I have a user on a late 2013 Mac pro that when one of our other Mac users creates a folder in our shared nas drive the new folder will show in finder as untitled on his Mac and he will not be able to ...
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Slow performance accessing Ubuntu Samba folders

I have a computer at home with an Ubuntu Server 14.04. This server has several hard disks that are shared using Samba. I have an iMac with OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use one of the shared disks to ...
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How to Highlight a Symbolic Link in Finder of El Capitan?

You cannot do the highlight in Finder of El Capitan 10.11.4. However, there may be other methods to do it. How can you highlight a symbolic link in Finder of El Capitan?
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How to fix shortcuts which are converted to files with Relative path?

I have a Xcode project's code base in which all the Shortcuts (Alias) are converted to Plain files with the relative path of the actual file. For Instance, the original file structure was: But now ...
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How do I display file names in an encoding other than UTF-8?

I have a couple of files/directories that are named in GBK. I think because finder assumes UTF-8 encoding, all of those file names are displayed as gibberish. How do I make Finder display their file ...
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Why is my 'Finder' icon surrounded by a yellow box?

I'm running the OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.2 on a Macbook air, and a few weeks I noticed a yellow box, or 'mesh', on top of my Finder icon. I have tried restarting/resetting the laptop but it has ...
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copy/paste a file to a different folder while in a file open dialog?

When I'm in the Finder, I can copy a file (via secondary click menu, Edit menu, or keyboard shortcut) and then navigate to another folder and paste it. If I want to do the same thing when I'm in a ...
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files not appear on Desktop and Drag & Drop is not working on Desktop

I am using 10.11.4 OS X. I don’t know when exactly these are not working - files don't appear on desktop. Drag & Drop and popping up context menu with right click are not working on Desktop. - I’...
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Why Copying-Using Symlink to Another Folder Crashes Finder Often?

I noticed that you cannot dynamically copy symlink from one folder to another. I did it, and had to force stop Finder because no response in the window. Why Copying and then using Symlink crashes ...
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Spotlight / Finder - search words within files and preview occurrence

When searching for specific words inside documents, upon getting the results, is there a way to then preview in the document where that word occurs without having to first open the document and ...
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OS X Finder: Why does it take less time to copy files in succession than to do so all at once?

Example: Select 10x2GB files, then drag and drop to another location. Drag and drop each 2GB file to the location individually, in succession (10 times). I’ve tested this across multiple OS X ...