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

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How can I enable pinch to zoom in Finder on OS X Lion?

After upgrading to Lion the pinch-to-zoom seems to be gone in Finder. Didn't even find an option for it in system preferences. Any ideas?
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Show Hidden Files OS X 10.7 Lion [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to show hidden files and folders in finder? How do I show the hidden files in OS X 10.7 Lion?
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Can Quick Look be made into an application to preview URLs in apps like Twitter?

Lion's improved Quick Look can now preview web pages. The full screen view and quick launching make it superb for peeking at a web page without having to launch a browser; which, in my case, always ...
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Mounting shares with Login Items at login, Finder windows popup

I have some shares that are mounted during login. I used Users & Groups' "Login Items" panel to do this. When I login, all of the shares pop up in their own Finder windows. How can I keep the ...
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Searching by file name (as opposed to name and contents) in Lion

In earlier versions of OSX, when you search in a Finder window, it gave you the choice of searching by contents or file name. In Lion this choice seems to have disappeared, I can only search by ...
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Is Lion's new “Date Added” field supposed to work in the Trash?

One of the little things in Lion I was most excited about was the Finder's new "Date Added" field. I wanted it for two folders in particular, for obvious reasons: the Downloads folder and the Trash. ...
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How can I force Finder.app to use NTLMv2 when connecting to Windows file shares?

I need to allow Mac users to connect to Samba/CIFS shares that are forcing NTLMv2 (or higher), but unfortunately, Finder.app doesn't seem to be able to support this (e.g., this Apple discussion ...
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“Macintosh HD” no longer shows up in Finder on Lion

How do I get to the Macintosh HD, or the root folder, from Finder in Lion? It no longer appears in the favorites section. I know I can open it from Terminal, but I want to do it in Finder easily like ...
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“Open folder in new window” for Finder?

In Finder, how do you open a folder in a new window, while the existing window keeps the same view? All file managers I've ever used (on Linux only) have something like "Open folder in new window" ...
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default command-F search folder

Somehow I have changed this, and I want to change it back. In Finder, on command-F "Find", I default to my home folder, not the current folder. (The "This Mac" choice is also there.) I don't ...
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Is there a shortcut to expand all folders in Finder's list view?

I have my Finder window set up to display in "list" view so that it shows all folders with triangles on the left to click to expand. I have a number of levels of nested folders. Is there any way ...
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How can I remove a folder that no longer exists from my Finder sidebar in Lion?

There is a folder in my favorites in the sidebar of the finder on my Mac. That folder no longer exists, but for some reason it started showing up again as soon as I upgraded to Lion When I ...
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Where did the ~/Library folder go in Lion?

I just installed Lion, and I can't find the Library folder in my user folder. Does the folder no longer exist? If it doesn't, where are my preferences? If it does, how do I get to it?
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How can someone coming from Windows learn Mac OS X file system and Finder?

I have recently purchased a Macbook Pro and I am very impressed with the machine and OS X. Coming from Windows the one thing I have struggled with is the file system and the Finder application. I ...
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How to undo SetFile -a V?

I used SetFile -a V "/Volumes/Backup di Time Machine"/ to get rid off the time machine's icon on the desktop but it seems that I don't see it in the finder too and Time Machine stops working, it can't ...
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Jump to the Terminal's right directory from Finder's specific directory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “open terminal here”? If I browse my Apple Finder at /Users/arie/Documents/shugyou/genjutsu/fp How can I possibly go to Terminal with that very same ...
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How can I change a filetype’s “Kind” value in the Finder?

There are several filetypes that get a generic “Kind” description (if viewed in Finder’s List View) based on the program used to open them. I’d like to add descriptions for some file extensions so ...
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Opt / Private Folder visible on HD?

for some reason my /opt /private folders are not hidden anymore while the rest of my finder's hidden files are. What would cause these to be visible again, and how do I change them back? I know it ...
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Free software for mounting an FTP share as a writeable folder in Finder

Transmit and Forklift are paid, we can't use finder, macfusion doesn't work... so I'm wondering... Is there any free option left to mount an FTP on finder so that I can write files to it? Maybe using ...
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can i delete “developer-old” folder?

I've got a "developer-old" folder besides for my "developer" folder. "developer-old" contains "headers", "SDKs", etc folders. It'd be nice to delete this folder bc it takes up 10GB. Can I?
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How do I prevent document preview over slow connections?

Once in a while I have to work over a 3G network, which is reasonable, until I mount a file system on the other side of the world. When that happens OSX tries to show me "previews" of every single ...
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How can I find out what is deleting my ~/.Trash folder?

Some application or action is deleting my ~/.Trash directory. I obviously don't know when this happens, save for the "Are you sure you want to delete..." dialog box. I can restore the Trash, by ...
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Is there a way to execute on applescript when a server becomes available?

I am trying to execute a script when a server becomes available (a bit like when the OS detect the presence of a time capsule device and it starts the backup.) I didn't find a simple way to attach an ...
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I have a shared folder called “Foldername” that shows up on another computer as “Foldername-2”

I shared a folder on my computer, called "Foldername". My account on the computer is UserA, my wife's account is UserB. I gave UserB read+write access on Foldername, and clicked the "shared folder" ...
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Can I enable file removal in the open window on OS X?

Can I enable file removal in the open window on OS X? The open or save dialogs do not allow you do do many opeations, like removing a file or renaming it. Is there any hidden defaults preference ...
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Restore Trash (~/.Trash/)?

I accidently deleted the ~/.Trash/ folder. How I fix this? I do not want to: Restore files currently in the Trash can Restore files emptied with the Trash can
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Mac not searching my files

Today I started my Mac (iMac) and when I tried to search in finder or spotlight it produce no results. I think its related to the search cache. I guess it gets corrupted. If this is the case How can I ...
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How to quickly jump to another application without using command tab

I am trying to do a screencast and I use ⌘+⇥ to move from browser to my IDE . During editing I need to remove all the screenshots of me moving from one app to another since that is ...
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Remove item from Context Menu

I noticed extra options pop up in my context menus, I'm not sure how I managed to get it (or how long ago I installed this item), but does anyone know how I can remove it? Particularly the iconStiX ...
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Is there any keyboard short cut to input mac key symbols like shift, cmd, ctrl

Possible Duplicate: How do I type a command character (⌘) in Mac OS X? Do I have to copy paste those ⌘ stuff from online sources?
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how to select multiple consecutive files in icon view in finder?

in Windows it is easy, just shift + click, but in Mac I cannot do the same trick. I am fed up with cmd + click every single file
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How to sort files entirely by date?

Is there any way to sort all files in a particular directory by date, even ones in subfolders? For example: drive root -> documents -> mysite -> dev Drive root contains a bunch of individual files, ...
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switching spaces causes finder to crash/restart

I'm using Spaces on Mac OS X 10.6.7. Recently, several times a day, when I switch spaces using a hot-key (Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, etc.), the Finder application crashes and restarts. That's moderately ...
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Can I create Windows-style alias in Finder?

In Windows, we can hold down Ctrl or use right mouse button while dragging the file in Explorer. When we release mouse button we see a menu where we can choose 'Create shortcut'. It's quite handy, I ...
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How do I hide the file extension in Finder?

On my mac, when I go to the folder Applications see the format ".app" How can I hide it?
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Finder View Options

In Finder's view options: I assume that "Always open in list view" pertains only to the current folder. True? I assume that "Use as Defaults" pertains to the icon size, text size, and columns for ...
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How to remove a nonfunctional folder from the Finder sidebar with Paragon installed?

I drag-and-drop 2 folders to the places group in finder's sidebar. Now i want to remove it. However, there was no option for remove it from side bar, although the other things (application, desktop, ...
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How to “type to search” in current folder

Prior to owning Mac, I used Ubuntu with Nautilus (the default file-browser). With Nautilus, you could simply start typing something, and it would select the folder / file matching the characters you ...
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What does the lock icon on the 'Get Info' screen do?

In OS X there is a lock icon in the lower right of the Get Info screen. What is this icon called? What does clicking this icon do? I am running on an account with administrator access. I have ...
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MacOS & finder hang to beach ball after a couple of hard resets, won't go away

I had to do a couple of hard resets (holding power button until it shuts off) because MacOS became unresponsive. Now it's happenning every time, when opening a pdf with preview, or apps that used to ...
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Choose a default app for opening files with no extension?

Is it possible to set a default application to open files with no extension? I'm not referring to files with hidden extensions, but those completely lacking an extension -- e.g. README, CHANGELOG, ...
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After importing pictures into Aperture how can I find them in Finder?

When I import pictures from my camera using Aperture I can find them by using Aperture to browse through its library, but I generally want to access them from Finder. Where might they be?
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Xcode not letting me open a specific project

When i try to open a specific project in xcode (i can open my other projects just not the most important one) i get this error I have gone in "Get Info" and made sure my account had complete ...
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Opening finder instances extremely slow in browsers and quicksilver since 10.6.7 update

Since the update OSX to 10.6.7 opening finder windows (such as when you want to save an image in a browser) takes between 5-10 seconds and then an additional 1-3 seconds to show places in the finder ...
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Is there a way to search for locked files in the finder?

The title pretty much says it all. Using the File Inspector I can see if a given file is locked or not, but I would like to be able to create a smart folder containing all the files in a given folder ...
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Mounting cue/bin files

There are many suggestions on the internet on how to use cue/bin files on a Mac. Is there a native way of mounting cue or bin files and seeing them as Volumes in Finder? Alternatively, are there any ...
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In Finder's List view, is there a keyboard shortcut to go to top/bottom of list?

Before Leopard, hitting the Spacebar would take you to the bottom file in List view -- but that now initiates QuickLook. As far as I know there has never been a keyboard shortcut to go to the top of ...
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Show selected folders size at bottom of finder - like you can in Windows

In Windows, it's easy to grab a bunch of files up to a size limit. Just keep selecting and look at the bottom of explorer where you can see the 'selected files combined size' There appears to be no ...
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Can't preview files in column view

I'm suddenly not able to preview files in column view, or select them in the Open File dialog. Selecting the file gives me a spinning beach ball, and eventually I end up relaunching the Finder. I've ...
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Alternative to Quicksilver Triggers

Well after using QS for quite some time, it no longer works...Even when loading it on a clean SL build with latest Apple updates. When I set up a trigger they will only work until I reboot. At that ...