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

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Finder reports error code -36 when copying some files

I have a 4.6GB file on my hard drive. Today when I tried to copy it to another machine through network, I got the following error message from Finder halfway through the copy: The Finder can't ...
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How to remove bold from desktop font on OS X El Capitan

I find the bold font on the desktop takes up more room than necessary and doesn't make the text any easier for me to read. Is there a way I can remove this bold formatting independently from the rest ...
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Make Finder Windows Tiny

Is it possible to set OSX to allow tiny finder windows? The minimum window size on 10.9.5 is 452 x 294. On a 30" monitor, 452 x 294 is still much larger than I need; wasting screen real estate. On ...
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Show Date Created in Finder

My teacher doesn't believe that I did my homework, just because I did like 95% of it. So he thinks that I did it this morning and I want to prove to him that I did in fact do it last night @ 6 pm. ...
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Finder does not update

I have an issue in a folder were some files, that was recently put there by an installer, does not show in Finder. Files are not hidden (ls -Ol), they show in Terminal, and has the same file ...
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Is there any way to have disk images open in a normal finder window?

Why do disk images open in a finder window without the sidebar? Is there any way to have disk images open in a normal finder window? I find this really inconvenient when I just want to drag ...
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Grayed out folder won't open in finder

I've never see this before. Here's the facts: It appears to be grayed out in the finder I can not open it by clicking I can move the folder The permissions are set to 777 (overkill i know) I can ...
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How can I kill Finder if it's not responding?

I have some Finder windows that I just cannot close. They are completely unresponsive, and have the rainbow wheel whenever I select any of them. Force Quit / Relaunch doesn't help, because the ...
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Finder Connect to Server Opens into VLC [duplicate]

I wanted to connect to an FTP Server using Finder's Go > Connect to Server option. So I try to do so like this: But, when I try to do so, it opens in VLC and then VLC crashes. Anyone facing ...
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Will the hard link file consume the same size of origin file?

already known that the hard link is just another name for linked file. But what upset me is that when select both the original file and the hard link file the size finder shows is doubled. So is it ...
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Finder “Always open with” ignored

On my Macbook Air (El Capitan) - Why is it that when I select Open With>Other... Enable all applications check the checkbox Always open with It still makes me do it all over again,... every ...
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How can I search folder names from Open/Save Dialog in El Capitan?

When I switched from Windows to OS X Mavericks, it took me a few months to learn that the fastest way to open or save documents in an application was to search for the folder they should be in. Under ...
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How to display a folder knowing its path?

How can I display a folder in a different Finder window knowing its path ?
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How to change width of last column in Finder

Near the bottom of each divider between columns in Finder there are two little horizontal bars that when clicked and dragged resizes the column to the left. This is great, but since the last column ...
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PDFs showing blank pages in all apps on El Capitan

Hey I'm having an issue where if I open PDFs then sometimes the last few pages are just totally blank. Then sometimes it doesn't display any of the pages at all, and sometimes it works fine. I can't ...
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Connect to SMB trought hostname instead IP

When i try to connect in Finder to SMB share with hostname URL (like smb://hostname.synology.me linked to my IP) i can't access, but if i put my local IP, i can access. How i can connect with ...
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Problem with symlinking homedir folders

I symlinked some folders of my homedir (Documents, Pictures, Movies...) to my NAS, but I have two problems: The icons appear like symlinks instead the graphical reference to each type of folder ...
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Alternative to Finder? [closed]

Is there some alternative to Finder. Something like Q Dir I am basically looking for something that could have more than one tab opened at the same time in one window. So that when I am doing ...
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Favorites added to Finder disappear in El Capitan [duplicate]

I've been having a problem where finder pops up to choose a file and show none of my favorites. When I add a new favorite manually it will not be there the next time I load.
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Favorites Vanished from Sidebar When Using Programs

Strange thing happened today. I went to upload an image to a website, and when I tried to upload the file (in Safari)... the favorites were missing from the sidebar. They are all still there in the ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X El Capitan - Photo Problems

I'm new to MacBooks and I take a lot of pictures. One of the things I appreciated of my previous Windows computer was that the photo organization was great. On my Mac, when I download my photos into ...
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How do I replace an alias by the original file it is linking to?

I have a folder containing several alias for pdf's that each have > 200 mb. Each pdf is in a different location on my drive. I need to compress all of those files. What is the fastest way to do it? ...
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The “Show Info” service could not be used because the application could not be found

I've just removed Path Finder, a Finder replacement, from my system. I first followed the removal instructions from their website here, before dragging Path Finder from Applications to the Trash. ...
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Stop Finder from creating aliases when moving Applications

In Snow Leopard, Finder treated .app files like any other application. You could drag an application between any two folders at will, and the application would be move. At some point since then (I ...
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Terminal command ls/cd not finding any files on external harddrive

I'm having a bit of trouble with my external hdd and terminal. I've been able to access files on it via terminal in the past, but since I upgraded to El Capitan I can't seem to find anything on my ...
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finder menu “Services>>New Terminal at Folder” doesn't work

It opens a terminal at the user directory, just like clicking on the terminal icon does. I'm popping up a menu in Finder, on the folder, and the folder is outlined to indicate it is the subject of the ...
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Why does unzipping via Finder set execute bit on text files?

When unzipping a .zip file by double-clicking on the .zip file via the Finder, I notice that plaintext files have their execute bit on. Unzipping an equivalent .tar.gz file does not exhibit this ...
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How to set default Finder window size for *all* situations?

There are tons of posts about that (like How to set default finder window size?), but none are able to change the default size everywhere, including shared network folders from a Windows PC. So when ...
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Finder freezes when downloading files in Safari

I am experiencing problems when I download archives from Safari to the Finder. What happens is that one archive keeps downloading and it never ends. Then when I try to enter to the Downloads folder in ...
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Launch different apps based on file name (other than the extension)?

I'd like to have different apps handle .jpg files based on a naming convention I'll use for the .jpg files. Specifically most will go to Xee, but ones containing thumb should instead cause VLC to be ...
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Importing photos without using the OS X Photos app

I would like to import my photos off my camera without using the OS X Photos app and locate my photos direct in the Finder so I can store them in folders, edit them in Photoshop etc. (i.e. do whatever ...
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Why MacBook deleted my files and left me only with DS_Store?

Well this is a very awkward situation. I can't understand why my files are missing after reproducing the following steps. 1 - Copy files from Desktop folder and paste into external pen drive. 2 - ...
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What does Date Created in Finder mean?

This sounds really stupid - but I bought my Mac (supposedly brand new) from a retailer friend in 2014, and I just found apps that are created in 2013 while going through Finder. Does Date Created for ...
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Using the space bar as a shortcut in finder to preview audio files

I recently was given an old MacBook (Late 2007) running 10.4 from a family member. I'm using it basically as a backup for my studio computer. It's going to contain only the apps included in 10.7 and 1 ...
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How do I get the Finder sidebar like it used to be?

I upgraded to El Capitan. In the Finder sidebar at the bottom, there used to be a link to the Photos app. It's gone now. Does anyone know how to get it back?
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Where did the “favorites” tab go?

Normally there is a "favorites" tab on the left side where I can easily navigate from folder to folder...where did it go? Not sure if this is just me being stupid and accidentally disabling it, or ...
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Open last used folder in finder

Often I find that I want to open the previous or last folder that I worked with in finder. Say I'm saving something to a folder from my camera, I then go to gmail and click attach, it would be great ...
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Assigning icons system-wide based on filename without extension

I'd like Finder to display a particular icon for files based purely on its filename, not its extension. For instance, for a web project I have a Makefile sitting amidst PHP files, which all display ...
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“File Open” dialogue missing “All my files”

In my finder sidebar, the first item is "All my files", followed by "iCloud Drive" and all my custom folders. In "File Open" dialogue boxes, all the items are showing except "All my files". This has ...
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Finder reverts to SMB for shares set up as AFP

My Mac Mini running the El Capitan (10.11.1) connects to my Synology DS 1515+ via AFP as follows; afp://c9_nas.local. Finder recognizes the NAS as a fellow Mac when performing a get info. (the ...
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Sort Saved Searches by 'Name' and Downloads folder by 'Date Added' in Yosemite Finder

I have a bunch of saved file searches in my Finder sidebar. I want them sorted by Name (they are all journal article PDFs which start with author names). However, I want my Downloads folder sorted by ...
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Time Machine drive shown twice in the Finder sidebar

Since a couple of weeks, my external Time Machine drive appears twice in the Finder sidebar. However, the drive is mounted just once: $ mount /dev/disk1 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on /dev ...
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Hard Drive: I can see it in /Volumes, but it does not show up in Finder

I'm connecting my external Hard Drive on my Mac. It's a NTFS drive. It used to show up normally on Finder's sidebar and Desktop as well, but it doesn't anymore. But it does show up in /Volumes ...
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Make windows stay in desktop area

When I move any Finder or application window on the screen, they won't pass the upper desktop border. When I move them to the left, to the right, or to the desktop bottom, they are pushed outside of ...
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Why do some items in my Finder window appear grayed out?

In my finder window some items are grayed out. Why is that? I've taken more snapshots: Note: If I rename the file it is no longer grayed out. Note 2: I noticed a intermediary file is being ...
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Open Text File From Finder In Vim

I do a lot of programming and just starting to do a bit of web development. At the moment I am going to be making a few files and folders, because of this, is there a way to open a application in vim ...
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“The application can't be opened” error with code -36

I'm building a virtual file system, and am sometimes getting the following event. How can I discover what it means? What is -36 code for? Edit: Getting the same error in other context (create ...
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Can't change Finder background image

I can't change my background image in Finder! I keep dragging the image over, but it just doesn't seem to work, and I don't really know why. It's just a regular JPEG, but the same thing happens with a ...
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Possible to view All My Folders similar to view All My Files?

Pretty self-explanatory but when using Finder, there's the option to view All My Files. I'm wondering if it's possible to see the same but for All My Folders? 3rd party plugins are ok if this isn't ...
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How to get rid of a shared folder on Mac

How to remove Shared folder with bsozasss files? I somehow got this from my second PC and have no idea how and what this is? How can I remove this and disable this kind of sharing? I am on El Capitan. ...