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

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Can't change color default folders yosemite 10.10.2

I've got a brand new mac with Yosemite 10.10.2 but like everybody I just hate that blue color of the folders I'm looking for a proper way to change ALL folders's color I've seen that ...
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How to mount remote shares that have the same name, and easily differentiate them in the Finder?

We have three Linux development servers which are available through SMB/CIFS, and I mount them on my Mac (using an Automator script in my Login Items). The problem is that the SMB shares are username ...
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How do I get Finder to remember the size and location of the window?

Why doesn't Finder remember the damn window size and location? I keep reading crap about holding down Option key while dragging but that doesn't work. It just reverts back to its microscopic size the ...
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Is it a bad idea to compile Samba from source for Mac?

We have a Linux NAS and we’re doing some basic Samba sharing. Windows machines are quick and peppy to connect with the device, as are the Linux VMs I’m running on my Mac. The SMB stack Apple has made ...
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To search text layers of DjVu -files

I would like to expand the system search to DjVu -files or find an alternative way to do this. My current OS X is Yosemite 10.10.2 but this can a Unix tool tool. DjVu contains an OCR text layer, ...
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Are copies using rsync faster than using Finder?

So - I have a question about using rsync in Terminal. I need to move a Time Machine backup off of an external drive in order to reformat it. The 'backups' folder is nearly 300 GB. At first I tried to ...
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How to make Finder remember its window size and column sizes? [closed]

Why doesn't OS X remember the Size of the Finder window and the size of the columns in Cover flow (or any other) view? It seems like something very basic that should just be there but it's really ...
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Can't delete files from Trash

I'm trying to empty my trash, and it seems that I having some problem with encoding: MacKassner:501 kassner$ rm -Rf t/t/ rm: t/t//t: Directory not empty rm: t/t/: Directory not empty Ok then, let's ...
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SMB share can't rename files/folders

On occasion cannot rename or delete files & folders on a Windows Server 2012 R2 SMB share from a Macbook. Mac OS X 10.10 build 14A389a The SMB share has granted "Everyone" with Full Control ...
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Tasks needing admin password (Finder, Installer) hang with beachball for minutes

Taks needing and admin password, like deleting certain files in the Finder or running an application installer, hang for minutes with a beachball. After a couple of minutes the dialog asking for an ...
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Disable Confirmation Dialogs in Finder for iCloud Drive

Is it possible to disable the confirmation dialog when moving/removing/deleting a file from iCloud Drive? The constant barrage of dialogs is incredibly irritating - I understand that removing the file ...
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Searching for file within Time Capsule

Mavericks OSX 10.9.5. I need to locate a file in the Time Capsule. I can navigate into the directory I want to search in, and using OSX find, I can "search" for a file that is right there and there ...
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When I try to move a file in finder to a different folder, it gets stuck. Why?

I keep having to Relaunch Finder because it gets stuck when I try to move a file to a different folder?? the file I'm moving is like suspended in mid air, and Finder is stuck. I have relaunched like ...
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Trashing .Trash and Emptying Trash

I don't want to sound stupid, but what happens if someone were to delete the .Trash folder using Finder and emptied it. I know it's possible unless there is something that just stops it from ...
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MacBook Air full disk

The Finder tells me that the User file in my MacBook Air has 39,04 GB. However its content account for only 6,84 GB. My disk is filling up fast, how do I proceed?
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Why are my Mavericks Finder folders arranged by the wrong year?

I upgraded to Mavericks ages ago, but only just noticed this problem. Having arranged and sorted a folder by date modified, using icons, all items in the folder are listed as the wrong year. I have ...
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Yosemite - Finder has a disconnect button when attached to OSX Server, not working

You can endlessly click disconnect, but you are never disconnected. On the OSX Server (Yosemite Server.app 4.0.2), you can see your user account still connected, on the client (Yosemite 10.10.1) the ...
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Folders created through “Save As…” dialog not immediately visible in Finder

One my favorite OS X features is creating folders through the "Save As..." dialog. But recently I've run into an issue. When I try to browse to folders recently created using the "Save As..." ...
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Discrepancy between Finder and Disk Inventory X on Yosemite

I recently got warning that my 500GB SSD was nearly full. So, I offloaded stuff in Dropbox, image files, videos, duplicates, etc. and cleared over 200GB off the drive, leaving about 170GB of iTunes, ...
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File's image well displays PNG icon not actual PNG

I would like to replace the standard icon for an Automator application that I created with a PNG. Unfortunately, the resulting icon is the generic PNG icon, not the actual PNG image. Steps: ...
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Moving files in Yosmite doesn't move all the files

I am having the weirdest problem since upgrading to OSX Yosemite. If I select a bunch (hundreds) of files and try to move them to a different folder, only a few (under 100, like 86) of the files ...
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How can I create a folder in the current directory?

I browse to a folder, then expand through a directory tree to find the file I'm looking for. Now I want to create a folder at the current location within that tree. "New Folder" from the menu ...
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Dynamically change opening app according to file folder

When I double-click, for example, a pdf file which is in the Desktop folder, I'd like it to be opened with Acrobat Reader. However, if the file is in any other folder, e.g. Downloads, I'd like it to ...
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Photo viewer for Mac that can rotate (and save) pics while browsing folders

I am coming from Win and I am so disappointed by Mac's usability so far. My current problem is with maintaining photos. I usually take lot of pictures with my DSLR and I want a very simple solution ...
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Network Folder Alias Causing Finder to Hang

I've done some research and I can't seem to find anyone who is experiencing the issue that I am in the same way that I am, and I'd appreciate any help you folks can offer. Background: I have a ...
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How to minimize all windows except the selected ones?

Ok, if you use ALT + CMD + H you can hide all windows except the active one. How can I minimize (or hide) all windows except a set of 3 or 4 windows chosen by the user? Is there any app for that?
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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Dock throwing NSInvalidArgumentException trying to start

Yesterday I noticed that I could no longer ⌘ + TAB, minimize/maximize windows and that the Dock was missing. I've tried numerous things to resolve it: rebooting reseting PRAM killing Dock with ...
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Finder window within programs will not display “date modified”

When attempting to open files from within Office 2011 or Adobe or any other program, the finder window displays "Date Added" instead of "Date Modified". These columns are unchangeable. How can I set ...
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open <TAB> opening finder window

I use zsh. For some reason, with zsh, when I type open <TAB> (which should list the files to autocompletion), it opens Finder in the current folder. I don't have anything aliased for that. I ...
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PDF files replaced by question mark icon in Dock

I have pdf files in the Dock of my MacBook Air, I just left them there and everything was fine, now all of a sudden a large question mark comes up and I can't open them. Any thoughts?
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Combine Two Folders with Smart Folder

Okay, so one thing I've wanted to be able to do for ages now in OS X is to create or view a combined Applications folder that displays the contents of both /Applications and ~/Applications (assume it ...
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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Find all hidden “.idea” folders in system [duplicate]

I am using PHPStorm 8 for programming. PHPStorm automatically creates a hidden folder called ".idea", where all project-specifiy settings are stored. How am I able to find all these ".idea" folders ...
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My NAS connected through AFP or SMB takes really long to load folders with many files?

I have a Thecus NAS N5550 connected to my Mac. When I open the folders it sometimes takes up to 30 seconds until i see anything in the folder. I'm using OSX (10.10.1) what is going on?
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200GB of lost space! Difference in file size between finder and disk utility

I have installed yosemite and I am trying to have a backup using time machine. Time machine gives an error that the external drive size is not sufficient. And here begins the adventure... I have an ...
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How can I connect to NFS from finder?

When I'm reading this guide it seems to be quite straightforward. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18705?viewlocale=en_US But I was expecting to be typing the ip address. I don't understand what they ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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Sort files by name length in finder?

I want to be able to find all mp3 files with exactly 4 letters so i can highlight them and open them up in ITunes. How do I do this? I recently copied mp3s from my iPod to my mac. These files are all ...
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What is /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app?

Recently, I've been a bit worried about malware, so I've been examining my system and searching for out-of-place applications/programs, and this one stood out. For one, when looking at the file in ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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How To Open System Directories In Finder Without Opening A New Finder Tab

In the finder I made hidden directories visible. The odd thing is that any system directory (IE one whose name starts with a ".") I can't open them by double-clicking on them. Instead I have to right ...
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Installing system files in home directory?

I know that many of the directories in /System/Library/ have analogues in /Library/, and a fewer several have analogues in ~/Library/ as well. I also know that in at least some cases, when the system ...
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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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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Finder doesn't launch when a specific user logs in

There are three user accounts on a system running Yosemite 10.10.1. When a specific user logs in, Finder does not start. The keyboard shortcut for Force Quit (⌘-⌥-esc) works, but Finder is not on ...
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Multiple Monitors - Finder opens to wrong one

I have my MBP connected to an external Monitor. Displays are being extended. When opening Finder, it defaults to open to the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Can I change this behavior ...
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Accidentally deleted Applications link in Favorites in Finder

I accidentally deleted the Applications link in Favorites in Finder. (I dragged it into the Terminal hoping to do a cd to the Applications folder---not that that matters.) How can I restore it?
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Since when is it possible to CMD-Q Finder?

I am on OSX 10.10.1. As of very recently (can't be more than a couple of days, else I would've noticed it sooner I think), I am able to quit the Finder by hitting ⌘-Q, which will quit the Finder app, ...
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Prevent changing default app for some file extensions

Is there anyway to prevent that whatever app change the default app for some kind of files? As an example, my default app for movies (mp4, mkv, avi, ...) is VLC, and I don't want this to be changed ...