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

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Seemingly random apps have a slash through their icons

My Mac hung overnight and was in a bad enough place that I had to power cycle it this morning. When it came back up, I logged in and found that a number of the apps in my dock had a slash through ...
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Built in FTP client (cmd + k) - can't upload files (Mavericks)

I have just found out that I can enter a built-in FTP client on my Mac by simply pressing ^ Ctrl + K. Great thing! But after I have successfully connected to my server and a 'folder' with files ...
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External FW HDD not showing up in Finder, but still functional in FCP 7

Okay, so this has been a very baffling issue... We have two OWC Mercury Elite Pro hard drives that have been perfectly functional since we got them a few months ago. We recently upgrade to 10.9 on ...
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RW mounted NTFS drive not shown in finder

I mounted my NTFS drive in OSX with UUID=<some-uuid> none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse in fstab, but finder does not show the drive. I can do open /Volumes/drivename and will see the files and can ...
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Finder Global Grid Setting

I'm running the latest version of mavericks and was just wondering if there is a way to set a grid sizes globally so that spaces between folder and files is the same throughout finder? At the moment ...
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Can't delete file on external USB drive

I am running Mavericks on a Mac Mini. I was attempting to move my iPhoto library to a different Mac by copying it onto an external USB drive. The iPhoto Library is 98GB. I left it running for 3 ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Hide globally specific files [duplicate]

I ran in the terminal: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES and I wonder how to hide some files like: .localized and DS_Store as they are messing around on desktop and other ...
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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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OSX file navigation for pictures like windows

In windows I can hold control and use my arrow keys. When I find a file I want to be included in the group selection I hit the space bar(I think this is how it works) and it will add to the selected ...
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How to hide non-openable in the finder while using an application to browse/open

For example, in the following picture. I am using TeXstudio to open a .tex file. After pressing Cmd-O, the files with extensions that are not in the extension drop-down menu ("TeX files (*.tex, *.bib, ...
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Accidentally created a folder containing a copy of itself and so on

I have a folder MyProject. It's an Xcode project folder (not sure if relevant). I am well aware that this folder is around 800MB. Recently I noticed that Get Info said that it was 17GB large. I ...
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Expand spring-loaded folders instead of opening new window

Is there any way to get Finder to expand a folder (that is, rotate the arrow/triangle to the left of the folder to point down and show the folder's contents) instead of opening a new window? The last ...
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move a file, replacing existing (if any), ideally by putting existing in the trash

I am trying to find a way to automatically (without user intervention) move a file from A to B, replacing B if it exists, ideally by putting the existing copy of B into the appropriate Trash folder. ...
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Can't get folder to inherit permissions on add no matter what I try

This is the Parent Folder: This is a folder I just added to the parent folder: I've been trying for hours to get the permissions on the New Folder to inherit from it's Parent folder. This is ...
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Logic 9.1.1 with snow loepard OSX 10.8.2

I've just bought a Mac 4 and loaded in Logic 9.1.1, all semed well until I tied to open Logic in my applications folder and it said ' I can't use this version of the application Logic pro with this ...
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`LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -1712 for the file </path/to/folder>` when I attempt `open .`

I suddenly came across this error when I attempted to do open . to open the current directory in Finder, a command that I use quite frequently: ysim:~/Downloads$ open . LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed ...
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How to browse /usr in an Open File dialog?

I came to the necessity of browsing and picking up a file from /usr while using some programming tools, but I cannot do so because /usr seems to be hidden from Open File dialog. Is there any ...
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Mavericks makes files synced to SMB share hidden

I have a script running by a LaunchAgent to sync a directory with a remote share. This script is fairly simple, I'll include it here just so nobody suspects the script. #!/bin/bash # Hjälpskript ...
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Trash log in Mac OS X?

My friend accidentally deleted (moved to Trash) all the files listed in "All my files" in Finder. Instead of using the "put back" option, he moved these files from Trash to Desktop using Finder. Now ...
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Creating .DS_Store Files to Prevent Icon Previews

I'm interested in knowing if there are any ways to intentionally create a .DS_Store for use in preventing the display of icon previews? Basically I have a network volume with lots of images and ...
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Finder Instantly Crashing

Finder crashes as soon as I open it, In addition to this, when I plugged my iPod into my Mac, that started crashing too and now doesn't boot. Crash logs: http://pastebin.com/TCa9CaC3
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Finder open new Finder tab in the same directory

Is it possible to configure finder in Mavericks to open new tab (by clicking plus sign or cmd+t) in the same directory by default?
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Play a sound alert when Finder is done copying files

I would like Finder to play a sound alert when it is done copying files. How can I do this? I'm using Mavericks.
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to lock a file in Finder?

I'm constantly opening Info panes so that I can lock the currently selected files in Finder. Keeping the Info pane open is no longer good enough; it gets cumbersome to manage with multiple desktops ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Mavericks 10.9.1 - Copies fail *after* the data has been actually moved

I'm suddenly having a very strange problem on Mavericks. When copying large files around my system, between local disks or to and from my NAS server, I randomly get a failure stating "The file ... ...
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Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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Edit contents of file from Finder with text editor

As a developer I need to constantly be examining/editing the contents of text files, and opening them from Finder and the command line. I would like to right click the file in finder, and have the ...
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Why is one specific shared folder not visible in finder

Using SMB to connect to a Windows shared folder and there is a specific folder inside that share that does not show up in the Finder. A couple odd points to this: I can ls from the terminal and the ...
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How can I launch .sh scripts from the finder in iTerm2 instead of Terminal?

I have set 'always open with' to : 'Iterm2', for .sh files in osX. Although a double click on a shell script now opens a new Iterm window, the script does not actually run, I just the get the empty ...
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Making file associations launch a certain extension, but with a console program?

It is possible using the right click menu on "Open With" to get the option to choose an application to open a certain file extension. You can then say "Always Open With This". That works if the ...
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Why does my computer itself show up on Shared in Finder?

I am not sure this is a problem but it might be a symptom. The image below is from Finder (on Mavericks) on a Mac Pro. Notice that in the image below, you see MacPro-0025...(3) What is that? Why is it ...
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Exiting Time Machine back to Finder doesn't restore window size

When I exit Time Machine the Finder window stays reduced and has to be manually increased to full screen size. However if I am viewing Mail.app in TM and exit, the app reverts back to full size. What ...
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Is there a way to add separators to sidebar? [duplicate]

I have many locations in my finder sidebar: It has became messy, so I would like to add a separator between locations. Is that possibile?
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Explanation for Ridiculously Slow Copy Speed

I am backing up data files from one encrypted image to another. They're text files ranging in size from a few hundred kilobytes to a few megabytes. The process has become excruciatingly slow and is ...
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Making an Auto-Transfer app or script for Android

This question may be super broad so bear with me. In a nutshell I want to be able to connect an Android device to my Mac and then have a script go through, find the DCIM folder and then copy that ...
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Gray folder with circle next to it

I've got the strangest problem with some of my folders on an external drive. They folders in the root of the drive show up, but they are grayed out and I can't click them. However if I change viewing ...
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Execute Shell Scrip individually for each selected file in Finder

I am trying to create an automator workflow that will do a google search for the filename of each selected file in finder. Unfortunately the workflow I have created works just with one selected ...
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OS X (Mavericks) file sharing: Can only see contents of shared folder, not open files

I have setup my mac with two admin users, lets call them foo and bar. The user foo has a folder x which contain files and other folders and so on. In system preferences I have enabled file sharing and ...
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Two Version of an Application

Creating two directories in /Users/yourname/Library/Application Support/ with slightly different names and just changing the name to the one recognized by the application works, however, this takes ...
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Can I prevent previews of images in Finder?

I often upload images to the internet, and doing so is always a pain. The Finder's Open/Choose dialogue takes over 5 seconds to load image previews, regardless of the size of the image (very small ...
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“All My Files” in Finder: How to list all files on mounted DASD instead of all local files?

I understand “All My Files” option in Finder lists local files only. Is there any way to list all files on mounted Directly Attached Storage Device (DASD) instead, please?
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how to add button to Finder toolbar to call python script with current folder as argument?

Recently I added context menu under services to execute python script but I think it would be convenient if I add a button on the Finder toolbar, like next to New Folder Button in below image. Is ...
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Icons Within Apple Apps Disappearing in Mavericks

Recently (as in today) I noticed that Finder had some missing icons in the toolbar. I also noticed that Xcode 5 has some missing icons as well. I have included an image of the Finder issue here. I ...
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Can one stream photos to Shared Photostream from Finder on a Mac?

I know someone who is considering the possibility of setting up an iPad as a digital photo frame. Ideally, they would use Shared Photostreams to easily put pictures on the device. This is easy for any ...
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Drag images from browser and drop it into Finder

Until recently, I was able to drag pictures displayed in my browser to drop them into Finder (Desktop or directory). It doesn't work anymore. Any idea why ? NB: Running 10.9.1, happens with ...
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can't open files after upgrading to Maverikcs

after upgrading from ML to Mavericks (MB Air, 13", 256GB, 2011) I can't open any file or folder from the standard Open menu from any app (except MS Office -2011). But, I can search for a file (and ...
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Automount'ed Samba Shares accessible via Commandline but hidden in Finder?

I have 4 samba shares on a Synology DiskStation that I successsfully automount on my 10.9 / Mavericks based system under /Shares/ and when I open the command line I can go there just fine and list the ...
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Limit the scope of tag search in Finder on Mavericks

I have a fairly extensive file system with a large collection of images and a duplicate disc of those images and, additionally, some folders with images that are in process of some workflow. I have ...