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10.11 Broke the Open and Save Dialog boxes?

You can no longer drag a file from the finder directly into an open or save dialog box to quickly select that item. Now I have to navigate back to a file, even if I have it open in a finder window ...
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Hiding finder preview panel… forever

I'm not sure why but quite recently Finder likes to show me the Preview panel on new Finder windows. I've tried every method I could find: Hiding the preview. Close the finder and open a new ...
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Apple Macbook Finder Sidebar & Desktop files & folders show up in each folder on my desktop

My Finder Sidebar, as well as all folders & documents on my desktop are showing up in every folder I have sitting on my desktop. How can I correct this problem? What may have caused it?
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Why Finder opens same folder each time i create new window by tapping finder icon in dock?

I have created directory in my dropbox. And i noticed that every time i have no windows of finder created and tap on finder icon in dock it creates new window with this new folder opened. But my ...
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Hide file types in finder search

Does anyone know how to hide certain file types from finder and spotlight search? I get all these files that I need on my computer but I will never use. I would like to hide them to make my searches ...
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Using Tag how do I cut and parse file paths into tags

I'm using Tag and Hazel and I'd like to recursively go through files on our server, obtain their file paths and filenames and parse the whole thing into tags to apply to the file. Is there a shell ...
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Finder randomly changes language in sidebar favourites [duplicate]

I have a pretty weird problem. I have an iMac and have just had my old HDD replaced with an SSD. The old HDD is now in my optical drive's slot. I have a clean installation of El Captain on my SSD. ...
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Cannot add applications to favorites bar in Finder

I am a new Macbook user, which is exciting but alas confusing as well. I am trying to add favorites in the side bar under Finder. I read that one can just drag and drop from Applications as in this ...
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Icons Do Not Update After Changing “Open with” Default

I recently switched from using BaKoMa Tex to Texpad for working with .tex files. After switching the "Open with" default application for all .tex files (which is working fine), I've noticed that the ...
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El Capitan issue: Drag-and-Drop to open an image with the Preview.app in the Finder Toolbar not working

El Capitan issue: Drag-and-Drop to open an image with the Preview.app in the Finder Toolbar is not working ... dragging an image over the preview.app icon in my finder windows toolbar it results in an ...
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Is finder search supposed to work as “full text search” at all in OS X El Capitan?

Scenario: I am trying to find a picture (which is named DSC_2345.jpg) inside the Photos Library in Finder. When I type "234" (without quotes) directly in the finder search field, all the photos whose ...
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Saved files not showing immediately on Desktop

Often, I like to save files (screenshots, text files, etc) temporarily to the Desktop. This was no problem with previous versions of OS X, but since updating to Yosemite, I have to relaunch the ...
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Hard drive always visible on desktop

I have one HD named Macintosh HD. I can’t tell when it happened, but since a few days my HD shows up on my desktop. I tried to disable it in the Finder settings, but it already is. If I enable it I ...
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Finder favourites bar disappeared in “open/save file” dialog box [duplicate]

when I try to save or open file in e.g. Pages app the "Favourites" side bar does not show up, as shown on the image: However it's there when using Finder: .
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Green button fill screen (as opposed to fullscreen) and coloured folders like 10.8 in El Capitan

In El Capitan is it possible to have coloured files in finder like 10.8 and be able to click the green button on a window to get it to fit to screen (rather than fullscreen) like you could in 10.9 ?
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Applescript: How to move a file after finishing processing it?

I'm very new to writing applescript, but have been painfully working through it. I have successfully written scripts to download specific csv attachments from an email inbox, then create an SQL ...
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Finder error -36 when copying from data Blu-ray to HD

I've been having a re-occurring problem reading data from self-burnt data Blu-ray discs. I'll try to copy the contents of a disc to an external HD and nearly every time, at some point during the copy, ...
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AD User can't change tag on smb share - yosemite

I have an AD environment with a number of macs connected to the domain. I also have a NAS joined to our AD domain. The mac computers are allowed to use network credentials to logon. I have a user that ...
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NAS Disk Drive is Slow and Reconnect over time

I have a Synology 212J NAS with latest Diskstation. On Windows, once i set the drive it will auto connect at login, and I can access it anytime i want. On Mac it doesn't do that. Now I have ...
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Remove a single tab on a new Finder Window (Yosemite)

I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem? It's kind annoying, and I can't figure out how to fix it. THE PROBLEM IS whenever I open a new finder window, it also creates a single tab that I ...
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How to show a file in finder immediately?

Whenever I add a file to any folder in the finder (desktop, downloads, etc.) the only way to get that file to show up is to delete another. On the desktop, for instance, I can save a file to the ...
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Column width in finder list view option

How can I keep the column width in the list view option of finder? Every time I reopen a folder I have to readjust the width of the columns so I can tell what files are in the folder. It is most ...
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Key Combination to Make All Instances of App the Same Window Size

Is there a default Mac OSX key combination that'll make all of my open windows/instances for a given application the same dimension (height/width)? Is there a way to do this with Automator (not ...
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Only copy files modified after certain date, and maintain file structure

So, I had to do some work on a drive that's used where I work. It's an important drive, and couldn't be down while I did this, so I copied the files to a new drive for use while the other was ...
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Which folder can I find cache files for Safari?

Not the cache in ~/library/caches/. I have found it before, with names similar to "FFYWRMQ7RK4CBV2GWNXVTF7IS9DZ9STNWKZHMPPWRI". The folder does not only include images, but also html code. There are ...
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Prevent Finder from restoring previous tabs?

For some reason Finder always restores all my previously open tabs even after I've restarted the system. This is unnecessary for me and in just several days my Finder is really clustered up and I had ...
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Have different MacBook files somehow: Original, (2) & (3) under devices?

In finder, my left hand devices list has changed my "Karen's MacBook Pro" folder. It was above, then somehow there came a (2) and (3) at the end. Now it's back to "Karen's MacBook Pro (2)". I'm ...
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Find application associated files

I'm in the process of cleaning up my Mac files and want to uninstall some applications. Some applications come with an uninstaller, others I can simply drag and drop to the trash. I'm aware that when ...
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Remove folder name from file name based on existing Apple Script

so I have this apple script here that I used to insert the folder name into the front of all the files in the folder. The script is able to run through every single folder and target all the files and ...
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Bash add Symbolic Link to Finder sidebar

Can I programmatically add a symbolic link to the Finder sidebar. Manually dragging is not an option. Bash is preferred, but other options that can be invoked from bash (i.e. application with ...
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Time increments of less than “1 day” with smart folders

I've created a smart folder to show me what files have been edited during the time i'm away from the studio. Currently the only option for displaying the newest files that match my criteria is ...
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What determines Last Opened timestamp on a file

I have files in Finder sorted by Last Opened. Most files seem to be sorted by when they were opened, but not all of them, and some being years behind. Why? For example... If I open an image with ...
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Preview refuses to open pdf file, incorrectly claiming a permission issue

I had to force quite Preview (it became unresponsive after trying to open a 200Mb animated gif), but after re-starting it some files there were open before no longer open. Instead an error box pops up ...
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Permanently Hide SD

I have a jetdrive that i'm using permanently in my macbook air SD card slot. I'm wanting to make it so that the drive does not show up in my desktop or sidebar, but is accessible through a folder. I ...
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Red box on Finder icon in Dock

Please see this image: I don't know what's going on with that icon, but it has been persistent for the past week. It became like that when I forced the shutdown on my Mac because it hanged up. I've ...
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Software // System/library/frameworks -> deleted QTKIT.framework

Deleted by accident -> QTKIT.framework folder. Finder crashes on start-up as do most applications. Any idea how I can restore this? No time-machine back up. Yosemite 10.10.5 macbook pro 2011
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Why is the save dialog in OSX Finder stripped down?

In a normal finder window there is a rich set of functions, yet when the finder is opened in save mode a lot of those functions are locked. Some examples: rename folder right click and create ...
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How can I decrease the maximum number of files where Get Info will open multiple windows?

Is there some plist I can edit to decrease the number of files that Finder's Get Info function will open separate info windows for? The number of Get Info windows that will open simultaneously is ...
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XtraFinder makes Finder windows not all restore

I love XtraFinder, but it seems to prevent all windows from restoring when Finder restarts (e.g., after typing killall Finder in the terminal). I'm on Yosemite (10.10.5), and Finder restores all ...
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Make duplicate open folders update themselves based on “clean up by" settings

Yosemite introduced a new navigation system within folders. There are now tabs in Finder, and forward/backwards arrows as if we were in a web browser. It is now a little more complicated than ...
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In Yosemite, can you “un tag” more than 10 files at once?

The tags replaced labels in Yosemite. Labels could be added or removed whatever the number of files selected, and could not be combined. Tags are another story, since you can combine them. But if ...
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High CPU time of Finder in El Capitan

I have extremely high CPU time for Finder use after updating to El Capitan version 10.11.0 I've tried: Rebooting the Mac Resetting SMC Resetting NVRAM The machine is borderline unusable with ...
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Finder sidebar flashing text and high CPU load since El Capitan

After update to OS X 10.11 I started having these bugs: Finder sidebar text flashing Video Very high CPU load: I have Macbook Pro Retina 13" Mid 2014 I reset NVRAM. I deleted ...
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Folder as Volume workflow

I need a way to take any local folder and make it behave just as a local mount drive. I have been using symlinks in the Volumes/ folder, but they need to be recreated after reboot. I need a solid ...
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How can I de-folderize the contents of a folder?

Is it possible - without any command line or programming being involved - to remove all folders within a folder, and just leave the files? For example, if I processed this photo folder: Then I ...
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El Capitan, Finder.app, and Fan Performance

Since upgrading today to El Capitan, my fan has been going non-stop. Under "Apps that Use Significant Energy", Finder.app is the culprit. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?
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Unexpected Finder message “This item will be deleted immediately”

I made a second user account (test, admin privs) and set the permissions of my second hard drive so that this account could read & write. The only thing I changed was the first line and then ...
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“File Open” dialog is missing sidebar items

I'm having the strangest issue since updating to OS X El Capitan. My "Open File" dialogs show the sidebar but all my main (and useful) locations are missing. Take a look at this screenshot. This ...
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Terminal: executing a batch of commands from dynamic locations

I'm trying to restructure a library of audio files and I've been trying to do so using Terminal. See the folder structure in the attached image. There's a couple of things I want to do: 1) Remove ...
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Shared Folder - File Permissions Never Right & Files hidden for some users

I'll go ahead and clarify how I set this up. Skip down to "Issues at Hand" if you want what the problems are. Current Setup: We currently have 10 mac computers, 4 of which are mac mini's and 6 are ...