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

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Equivalent to CMD-clicking on a webpage title in Safari 8 on Yosemite

In previous versions of Safari one could CMD-click on the webpage title at the top of Safari's window and get a menu with the website's folder hierarchy. For example if you're at ...
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How can I find alert-type dialogs that prevent other windows of the same application to be focussed?

Here's the problem: I just finished burning a CD using the standard feature through Finder, I could hear the "done" sound. At that time, I had a different application focussed (e.g. Chrome). An ...
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Menu option “Select startup disk on desktop” greyed out when Finder window is active

Previous OS X versions allowed one to select the startup disk using Cmd-Shift-Up when on the Desktop, or "from" any Finder window. In 10.9.4 this works only from the Desktop. When a Finder window is ...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this ...
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Visualise on a map the location of the photos inside a folder

Is there a software that I can point to a folder to see a map of the area of all the pictures present in that folder? With tiny thumbnails or dots. Similar to what can be done directly on the iPhone, ...
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Files are not showed in Finder

Recently, I noticed that on the files on my external hard drive are not shown in Finder. All folders can still be navigated, but the files are not visible. When I check the contents of these folders ...
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Searching/opening filer from network location using terminal

I am creating .sh script that will open smb://location/foder. The location contains a lot of folders that are being constantly created, and every time when I navigate I need to open different folder. ...
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Open Finder window - single instance

If I click the Show in Finder link in Chrome's Downloads pane, every Finder pane I have suddenly comes to the foreground. If I have several open I have to hunt around to find the Download I'm ...
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New Finder window opens maximized every time

For some reason, now every time I start Finder or ask for a new window, it occupies my entire screen (note this is not full screen mode, it is just normal screen mode but the Finder is resized ...
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How to add (programatically) a custom icon in the Finder's sidebar favorite list? [duplicate]

When Dropbox (for example) is installed, it adds a “Favorite Item” in the Finder Sidebar Favorite Items List with his own icon and pointing to its custom folder. How do they do it ? I’ve tried adding ...
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Two Finder processes are open. Neither works. What gives?

I can't get Finder to do a darn thing. Specifically, it won't open new windows, show files on the desktop, or be the app in focus when I click its dock icon or the desktop. Weird! Fine, I'll ...
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Remove dropbox icon from Finder toolbar [closed]

The dropbox icon keeps reappearing in my finder toolbar, no matter how many times I Command Drag it off, or remove it in customize toolbar. How can I get rid of this annoying button that keeps coming ...
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How do I get the original finder view back?

For some strange reason, Finder has changed to a different layout and I can't figure out how to revert it to the standard one. This is what it looks like now: How do I revert it to the original, ...
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How to delete an account for a now unused ftp server from finders “connect at login” list

EDIT2: I found the solution, see my answer below. EDIT: The question may be a bit misleading I don't have it in the favorites bar, the problem is that finder always tries to connect to a server when ...
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Prevent Finder from launching when quitting all applications

I have enabled the option to quit Finder. However, if Finder is the only remaining open app and I quit it, it will launch again. Personally I don't find the scenario of having all apps closed that ...
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Why are there so many Java files in my “All My Files” section in Finder

Any time I try to open the section "All My Files", it takes a long time to load because it has so many of these files on it: I believe there are several thousand of these files. The only thing ...
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No file or directory names are shown in Finder at home directory

Finder does not show file and directory names in my home directory in list and cover flow view modes. Other columns are okay but name column does not not have a title and it is empty. I am using Mac ...
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Home folder has 'everyone' Read-Only permissions

I just realized that my home folder (/HD/Users/Bob) has Everyone 'ReadOnly' permissions set at its root level. If I browse this folder from another account, I can view the folders, but I'm not ...
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Preview won't show added picture

I created a slide show by prefixing my filenames with numbers so Preview would show them in the desired sequence. But after showing the slides once, I added a new slide later, with the correct ...
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Disk Images no longer show up in Finder's Sidebar

I've been dealing with an issue for a very long time, I feel like it used to be a problem randomly, but at least for the last few months it's persistent. The Finder no longer lists mounted Disk Images ...
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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 make an application to be on top at startup instead of Finder in Yosemite?

On Yosemite I would like to have an application show up as the top running application (it takes over the screen and hides the menu bar). When you set up an application for startup in the user ...
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Finder's akward filesize behavior

Updated my os from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion a week ago and noticed strange filesize info inside 10.8.5's finder. The info on filesize/foldersize in 10.8.5 is different from 10.6.5. While a folder ...
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Why does Finder see volumes which are not under /Volumes?

If I navigate as high as possible in Finder (under 10.10.2, but this did not appear only recently), I see this window, with many volumes which are long unmounted, ejected and erased. But if I tried ...
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How do I force OS X to treat a file as a Folder?

I happened to name some of my photo folders "*.Playground" (e.g., some date plus the ".Playground"), it got picked up happily by Xcode and now OS X treats it like a file associated with Xcode, even ...
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Move files if file name doesn't exist considering extension

For example, in folder A, I have foo.jpg and bar.jpg. In folder B, I have foo.png and foobar.png. I only need one version of the file regardless of the extension, so I only want move foobar.png to ...
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is there a shortcut to expand folders in Finder while being in Cover Flow mode?

in Finder I can use the arrow keys to go up and down and with "left arrow" and "right arrow" I can expand a folder while being in List View mode. However, when I'm in Cover Flow mode the "left arrow" ...
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Public folder not readable

I want to exchange files between two users on the same mac. To do so, user one copies the file into ~/Public folder. I double checked that the folder and all files are readable and writable by all ...
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I cannot open a Partition of a Harddrive when Shared

I've partitioned 0.75TB of external harddrive space for photo backups, which is shared on the network with a PC. However when shared I am unable to open the folder in Finder, as it will hang for 2 ...
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⌘T does not open a new tab

In Finder under the File menu, the "New Tab" command has ⌘T as a keyboard shortcut. However, when I use those combination of keys, a new tab does not open. I am currently running Yosemite, but this ...
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Can't find file saved in Propellerhead Reason 8

I made a song in Propellerhead Reason 8 and I named the file ".cubicle..reason" but now I can't find the file. I was wondering how I could use terminal to locate the aforementioned file.
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how to Quick Look text files with custom file extensions in Finder

When I have .txt files or .py files, I can Quick Look those files in Finder. I have .jl files that are codes written in the Julia Language. Of course they are text files. They will open in a text ...
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Contextual menu item disappearing after some time

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.1 Phenomenon 1: Right after startup. The contextual menu looks like this. Then after a certain amount of time. The contextual menu will turn to this. Note this is ...
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Drag and drop files from Finder to XQuartz applications

How do I drag and drop files to ported applications that are managed by the XServer? For instance, I want to drag images to Inkscape or csv files to Gnumeric, which I both installed via Homebrew and ...
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Changing the open with settings in 10.10.1

I am looking for a way to edit the open with settings in 10.10.1, i have looked through older questions and have attempted to rename the launch services plist and have gotten no where. I have looked ...
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Responsive icon solution when changing icon sizes in OS X Finder

I rarely use the Finder outside of list view, but sometimes I need to view a large folder of images to select from. By default, the icons/image previews are not large enough for my needs, so I ...
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Can't open file from external NTFS disk

I am using OS X 10.9.4. I have my music library on an external NTFS disk. When I open these files in iTunes, there are no problems. However, when I view the files in Finder, the icons are grey. If ...
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Adding a photo to iPhoto by right clicking in the Finder

How does one add iPhoto to the list of choices when right clicking on a photo in the Finder?
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“Open With” …running application option?

This may have been asked before but I couldn't find any reference to it. So Control-Click on a file brings up the context menu with "Open", "Open With.." and a number of other options. I often want ...
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Network Drive disconnect prompt on wake

I'm investigating bringing OS X onto our windows network at the moment, which, despite a few hiccups, has been going pretty well! (A lot better than some of my colleagues suggested it would!). I've ...
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Missing menu items from the Apple Menu

Somehow in the past 24 hours, I have only a basic menu for the Apple Menu and my early 2011 MBP running Yosemite 10.10.1 also always starts up in the Simple Finder. I especially miss the Recent Items ...
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Syntax for “focused searches” on Finder

When I trying searching for a file/folder on Finder, I get way too many results. I know that I can narrow down search results by pressing the [+], but is there a way of narrowing the search results by ...
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How to update files without overwriting

I'm trying to figure out a way to update several text files with new content WITHOUT replacing the original files. Essentially, the files exist on a shared webdav (network drive), and the software ...
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Switch between images in a folder

I'd like to tell an older person, how to open images from his USB stick or SD card and continue to the next images in the containing folder very easy. On Windows, he can plug in the memory device, ...
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Create SavedSearch Criteria Using OR not AND

I'd like to create a savedSearch in Finder that looks for recent Documents AND pdf's. If I create a rule such as: Kind is Document Kind is PDF it will look for things that are Documents AND pdfs. ...
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Make a specific tag the default window in OS X Finder

I've got a tag in OS X which is labeled "To-do", and I want that Finder shows the files (and folders) that are labelled with this tag when I open a new finder window. So that the view that is shown ...
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In Finder, folder gets icon when given an extension .md, not with other extensions

By accident, I see a strange behaviour when creating a folder with an extension .md It gets the the same icon as a file with extension .md (the MarkdownLife icon). For other file extension, I do not ...
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Inconvenient “read-only” finder mode

It's always bothered me that certain directories on OS X will open like this: And others will open like this: To my understanding this has to do with the permissions of the directory in ...
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Spotlight doesn't show Finder

I typed "Finder" in Spotlight. Finder isn't shown. Why? I use Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) On Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) typing "Finder" in Spotlight does display the finder app.
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folder copy in Finder labels it as incomplete, though copying is completed

I am getting this error much too often. I am copying a big number of files from a slow device (external hard drive) to my Mac. When the copy is completed, the last top folder is still marked as ...