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

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Automator service for FTP

I am currently using SFTP on my MacBook to perform file transfers with my brother's Linux (Ubuntu) system. Every time we need to share a file, I start the FTP server on my Mac by running the following ...
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How do I automate this repetitive task?

Automator would seem to the appropriative tool, but ehmac.ca is stumped and so has this board been so far — my "Automator Newbie" question asked yesterday (my first ever on this site). Two sticking ...
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Black background on any app window

Suddenly my computer (iMac 27" late 2012) screen appears like the screenshot I am attaching (happens with all apps) Could it be just software issue that can be fixed or looks like a hw problem?
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Terminal Equivalent of Finder Sort Order

One of the features I like about the Finder is that it sorts numbers "correctly", i.e - a file named "Episode 10" will come after "Episode 9" in a list, rather than after "Episode 1". However, I ...
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Automator Newbie question

I'm running my Mac under 10.9.2 and have about 75 scanned Tiff files which need to be processed through the OCR app, TesseractGUI 0.3. It works very well for me but balks at .tiff extensions and Alpha ...
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Get Finder tab-locations with applescript

I know how to get the location of the current finder window, but I would like to be able to also get all locations of open tabs in the current finder window. How do I do this with applescript?
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Where did my open file dialog go?

Recently I've started having some problems uploading files via Chrome. When I click a button to select a file, Chrome crashes instead of showing the open file dialog window. Shortly after this, I ...
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Automating ffmpeg using Automator Service

I often use ffmpeg off the command line to convert video files into mp4 on my Mac (running Mavericks). Do note, however, that I am NOT re-encoding my videos; am just changing the container from an avi ...
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Duplicate PERMISSION SCHEMES in “Get Info” window for HDs /in OSX -on new /newer Macs

I am running Mavericks (booted from external drive): from a super-fast solid-state HD (Thunderbolt v1 cabled); I reinstalled the 10.9.2 OSX a while ago - due to permissions rebuilds /other weirdness, ...
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Create a new (.txt) File in Finder - Keyboard Shortcut

I wanted to know if there is way to set keyboard shortcuts to make new files in Finder. For example, by default, you can create a new folder using CMD+Shift+N. Is there a keyboard shortcut to create a ...
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How do I change the color of my Dock on Mac

I am digging deep into my Mac's files to try and find how to change the color of my mac's dock. I have been able to change little things like the separator, indicator light, trash can, finder icon, ...
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How can I locate in iPhoto an image selected in the Finder?

This is essentially the reverse of this question: given that I have selected an image in the Finder, is there an applescript or similar tool which will open iPhoto and highlight this file in the ...
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Finder crashing about once a minute: Segmentation Fault

I just had to send my MacBook Pro in for a logic board replacement. It seemed fine at first when I got it back, but now I realize that Finder is crashing about once a minute. From system.log: May 1 ...
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how to change “kind” of files in OSX mavericks?

I have assigned Text Wrangler as the default app for all my .srt files (right click on one of the files -> get info -> open with Text Wrangler -> change all). My confusion is that even though I have ...
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How to change the default folder viewed when finder is opened

i just downloaded OS 10.9.2 after having 10.6.8 for the last few years. In 10.6.8, whenever I clicked on finder in the dock, I would get a finder window with the "user" folder opened immediately. in ...
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Can I delete this recursive link to my Home directory?

My home directory has a symlink to my home directory. I'm not sure how it got there. Is it safe to delete? ~ steve$ ls -l steve lrwxr-xr-x 1 steve staff 12 Jun 21 2012 steve -> /Users/steve ...
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Finder stuck at starting

I have a big problem with my mac book pro 15" - maverick. Yesterday I was using my mac normally and I shutdown it normally. Today, I turn on and everything is fine until when I have to insert my ...
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How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock

I'm getting blank icons for stacks (e.g. Downloads) and grids (e.g. Documents) in the Dock. Nothing seems to fix it. Have tried relaunching the Finder and even a full reboot, but nothing helps. Any ...
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Unable to open a folder that contains a . in finder

I have a hand full of folders that contain the .service in the name. When I attempt to open these folders in finder, it shows an icon that indicates that the file cannot be opened. Is there a way to ...
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Preview files in finder without quicklook

I'm a programmer and I use a lot of different file types that are all plain text. I would like to view the contents of the files in finder, but not in QuickLook, rather in the right-most preview ...
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How can I hide Google Documents from Finder?

I have Google Drive installed on my MacBook and I can see all the Google format documents (i.e. gsheet, gdoc etc.). How can I hide these so that they don't appear in Finder? For those asking for a ...
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Finder keeps presenting blank window

About the 3rd or 5th time after I relaunch finder or reboot and choose a new folder, the finder windows presents this image Once this happens I can no longer interact with the window besides ...
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Tag and Metadata searching doesn't work in Spotlight

There's a problem with searching for a tags and metadata e.g. kind:movie in my Spotlight. Actually, it doesn't work even tag:Red in Spotlight. It's weird, because I can search easy using Finder, but ...
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When I changed permissions on an NTFS drive, all files are hidden in Finder. How do I make them visible again?

I have a Seagate external hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. The hard drive came with this Paragon NTFS driver. It works great, but when I clicked "Apply Permissions to Enclosed Items" in the ...
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How can I skip the desktop while cycling through finder windows with cmd+`?

I often have to copy-paste files from 2 finder folders. I use the cmd + ` shortcut. But it cycles through Window 1 > Desktop > Window 2. Is there a way to skip desktop?
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Finder folder permission asking

some folders on my mac asks your my password to rename, add, delete files in a folder. I checked the folder privileges in Get Info to compare with normal folders, it was the same but the result is ...
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Find out what app created a Folder

This is pretty much what it says on the box. For various reasons, I have often wanted to determine the source of a specific folder in /Userfolder/Library/Application Support. One example is that I ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Manually deleted backups on Time Capsule w/ Mavericks, but can't empty the trash - it keeps deleting then re-creating files

I followed the advice here on how to delete old backups on Time Capsule using Mavericks: How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?. But when I then try to empty the trash, ...
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OSX app to notify me when I could have used a KB shortcut instead?

I started using a MBA for my work machine about a year ago. I'm still not really able to remember the typical keyboard shortcuts, and tend to do things the "long way". For example, if I want to access ...
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Automator: Unzip and Move files to replace older versions of the same file

So I don't know if this is even possible but here is our current workflow: I have a file that gets passed from one person to the next depending on what step it's at. When the file if finished the ...
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How to add custom extension for QuickLook?

Does anybody know of a method of previewing .WebM files in QuickLook? I've searched on google but didn't find anything helpful.
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Suddenly Parallels VMs show up in Finder Shared section

I have used Parallels for a couple of years. A few days ago, nearly all of my VMs are now showing up in the Shared section of the Finder Sidwbar, even though they are not running. They show up when ...
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Is there any way to show the hidden files at the end of Finder's file list?

I have Finder set to display hidden files/folders. This is rather inconvenient when I open my home folder however, given it contains a lot of them. Is there a way to change the alphabetical sorting ...
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How to make an alias link to a Windows server folder

On our server (windows 2012) we have a folder for Scan files called server/scans/(username). I know how to setup link from windows PC so that user can access the scans. How do I setup the same thing ...
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Change background colour of Quick Look / VIew?

Selecting an image in finder and pressing space to bring up Quick Look / View is something I use all the time. However I'd prefer a med grey background colour as I work allot with transparent png's ...
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iPhoto Library no longer appears as a file [duplicate]

I copied my iPhoto Library to a PC, then back to my Mac. Now it appears as a folder rather than a file. How can I restore it back to its original settings? It seems like all the contents are still in ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
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How can I get right-size this column to show entire filename?

How can I get right-size this column to show the entire filename in the Finder on Mavericks? It used to work in previous OSs. I am in column view. Right-size all columns doesn't work either. It keeps ...
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How to display the location of files with Spotlight?

When searching for a file with Spotlight (and with the Finder) I often find many different versions of the correct file name. But to choose the correct one I want to deal with, I should see its ...
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What does a darker grey arrow in finder represent?

I use Finder with the 'view as list' setting. Today I noticed that one of my folders had a darker grey arrow next to it than all the others: (The notes folder is the one with the darker arrow) I ...
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How many combinations of tags are there for a file?

With the advent of Mavericks, files don't have only labels, they have tags. You can still use it just like labels (and have the classical 'work', 'home', 'urgent', 'to file', ... tags), but it is more ...
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Mavericks cannot connect to windows share by computer name, but works fine with IP

I have a Mac Mavericks and a Windows 7 machines. On my Windows I have shared some folders, but I can only connect to them using the IP address, but not the computer name. So Finder -> Go-> ...
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Hiding files with incorrect extension

When looking for a specific type of file from an application (for instance, looking for .ai files inside Adobe Illustrator), the finder makes all the files with the wrong extension not selectable. ...
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Open all folders by another app than “Finder” in OS X 10.9 (Mac)

I have successfully removed Finder from the dock to make Forklift app (another explorer app)a permanent habit for exploring files and folders. The only issue is the folders now as double clicking on ...
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Droplet Applescript Touch

i was trying the last days to get a droplet working, which is changing the time stamp of every dropped .jpg / .tif / .dsc / .cr2 to the actual time or even a few secs earlier in Terminal. Would ...
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Full Keyboard Access not working with Finder

I'm on a MBP running OS X 10.9.2 My problem is, in short, that the "Full Keyboard Access" doesn't seem to be working for Finder--I want to be able to switch from the open directory to the Favorites ...
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Find function across all applications [duplicate]

In Safari, I do a Find on the page content for a word. Then I switch to another app, and that same word (or words) is automatically used (or changes the previous search term I had used). Any way to ...
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Unable to view mounted volume in Finder

I am unable to access data on mounted volumes in Finder on OS X Mavericks. Assuming I mounted a volume by plugging in an external USB disk. What works: The volume is listed in the Finder sidebar I ...
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Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...