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

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How to batch import a large number of data CDs/DVDs (with eject)

I need to import the contents of a large number of data CDs/DVDs into my Mac for later processing. The discs are simple data discs with no conversion, compression or the like to be done. This is the ...
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How to drag icon in Preview to a folder and copy instead of aliasing?

After downloading a PDF, Preview automatically opens and I'm able to look at the file. Often times I want to move the file to somewhere other than Downloads. In Mavericks I'm able to click on the ...
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How do I restore files accidentally deleted by the move operation in finder?

I’m using Mavericks Suppose we have the folder /a/photos which contains /a/photos/jan /a/photos/feb And we have /b/photos which contains /b/photos/mar In the command prompt, if we write mv ...
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Making .py files open in Spyder

I'd like to have double-clicking on a .py file on my Mac open with file in Spyder. There doesn't seem to be support for this built into Spyder (see here, here, and here). But is the effect achievable ...
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.DS_Store creation disabled on network shares, but I want them enabled for a specific share

I use my Mac in a corporate Windows environment all the time, and have it set so that it doesn't drop .DS_Store turds all over the network. I used the following well-known terminal command to disable ...
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Access IPhone in Finder

Is there a way to access iPhone in Finder, similar to the way Windows can access it in Explorer? Going through some growing pains in doing things the "apple way" ...
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External HD has disappeared from Finder

I believe I created this problem. When I plugged my External HD in last week I accidentally dragged the Ext HD onto the desktop. It then disappeared from view in finder and there is no shortcut on the ...
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To measure the effectiveness of Finder's search

I have noticed that the Finder's search misses many times matches from PDF documents even in strict Folder search. It would be very nice to get information about possible skipped matches. One ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

10.9.x Finder The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "New Folder with Selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a terminal command ...
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How can I change the default behaviour when selecting images from iPhoto form another application?

I use iPhoto to store all my photos. If I'm in another application or using a browser based app and want to upload or select an image, I select Media > Photos from the sidebar in the Open/Select ...
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Picture thumbnail is not the correct one

I've the issue with a few pictures : the thumbnail isn't a smaller version of the picture but a total different picture. As you can see here : As you can see, the thumbnail is mainly orange whereas ...
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Moving finder window from one display to another

Would it be possible to create an AppleScript to instantly drag one screen from one screen to another (say, center of the second screen)?
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Are there alternative ways to interface with Mavericks tags?

My company hosts quite a large amount of reference material (images, video, pdfs) on a server, and we're looking for a good way to organize these assets by tags. Searching for these tags in Finder is ...
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How does Finder decide whether a file extension needs to be hidden?

I'm using Mavericks and I noticed some of my files have their extensions hidden and others don't. How does Finder decide whether a file extension needs to be hidden? I know I can prevent this ...
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.mov file in external HD, grayed out and won't open: “this item is already used by Mac OS X”

The file won't open, with QuickTime, with the following error message: Selecting repair disk on disk utility results in this: I'm under OSX 10.7.5.
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Is it possible to convert window into tab?

I can drag a tab out of window, and it becomes independent window in Safari, Finder and other apps that support tabs. Is it possible to reverse this operation, convert window into tab by dragging it ...
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Hide .DS_Store and .localized from Desktop only without 3rd party app

There is an app called XtraFinder which does exactly that - it shows hidden files while it can still hide those two files from Desktop only. Is it possible to do something like that without ...
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How does one reverse engineer how the Finder performs an operation?

I'm trying to figure out how OS X implements it's secure empty trash operations and it seems like I should be able to get more finely grained information than what the process monitor tells me. The ...
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How to create a smart folder for files created in the last 5 minutes

I have a camera setup were the camera automatically takes pictures every x seconds and these images are saved in a directory called 'Images'. Now I want to create a smart folder that looks in 'Images' ...
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view all windows in Mavericks keyboard shortcut

In Mavericks (and any other version of OSX) when pressing CMD + TAB you see the typical list of open apps to switch to. I just discovered that when this list is open (before releasing CMD) if you ...
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Finder windows won't show after reinstlling Mavericks ower Yosemite [closed]

I have recently reinstalled Mavericks and found that I couldn't launch finder anymore. When I click on the finder icon on the dock, double click on desktop folders or try to open recycle bin, nothing ...
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Finder does not show files in folders

When I open Finder all folders seam to be emtpy. Checking witht the console shows that all fieles are there. This is also true if I try to open a file from an application fiel menu. If I past the ...
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AppleScript to find and delete a folder inside an FCPX library

I need to write or find a simple script to find, select and move to trash, folders within a Final Cut Pro X library. Because these libraries are bundles you can't search them in the normal way. What ...
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How to use double click on desktop to act as a shortcut for a few commands

Until I shifted to Mac I used to use an app called Fences in Windows to hide desktop by double clicking the desktop. I wanted a similar app to do this on the Mac OS X Mavericks but I have no clue how ...
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Using tab key to advance to next file in Finder for numerically ordered files

I have a directory of files named like: it(0).png it(1).png it(2).png ... it(10).png it(11).png ... In Finder my directory is arranged by Name and the files are in correct numerical order. I like ...
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Different file kinds for same kind(/type) of files

I am seeing this weird thing on Mac (OSX). I have a PHP project where the file kind of certain PHP is listed as PHP where as other listed as TextWrangler text document; although all PHP files are ...
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Where are the minimize, maximise and close buttons stored in Mac OS X?

The question above says everything I think :D. The Icons are probably in the same folder in any version of Mac OS X I hope.
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OS X - How to disable the opening file animation?

Does anyone know of a way to disable this animation: I recall being able to in previous iterations of OS X. Thanks.
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Network Folder Removed from Sidebar if Clicked and Not connected to Network

If I don't connect to the network (at work properly) and try to click on a sidebar icon to a folder on the network, the folder gets removed from the sidebar. Is there any way to make these to remain ...
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How can I get my AppleScript code to move files?

Having used Automator to organise files by file extension successfully before, I decided to create an AppleScript application that will save me having to change parameters manually, as Automator ...
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Automator service to extract file and delete parent

I am trying to create an automator service to take the selected folders in Finder and search each of them for movie files, move those movie files to a certain directory and then move the original ...
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How to diagnose Finder losing icons for folders?

After a reboot several strange issues come up from nothing. Suddenly all system directory lost their icons: Desktop, Home, Downloads, Pictures, Movies... have the normal folder icon. Even in Finder's ...
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Disable Finder icon preview blurring

When i click on a finder icon to view it's preview, the icon is crystal clear like in this photo, but when i scroll through all the files with the arrow keys after i click, they become blurred like ...
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How to keep a file hidden in Finder, but readable, writable and visible to an app?

An otherwise great app I'm using, annoys me as every time I start it, it writes to 2 files in the root of my user account which are clearly visible. Now, I have used the terminal command "sudo chflags ...
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Why does the icon of a PC show a blue screen?

So in Finder, Mac finds a Windows PC in the Network. When I right click on it and click Get Info, I see an icon that shows a computer monitor with a blue screen. By blue screen I mean a crashed PC. ...
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Tearing away a finder tab onto the Desktop leaves a permanent, mini phantom window

While tearing away a Finder tab, a mini-window image icon gets created briefly under the mouse. However, on my mac, when I tear away a tab from a Finder window onto the Desktop only, this mini-window ...
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How do I remove file access for unknown user (as reported by Finder's File Info)?

File Info, under Sharing & Permissions, says "You have custom access" and lists: Name Privilege joe (user) Read & Write staff (group) Read & Write everyone Read only ...
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Imported 32GB of images into iPhoto, 65GB library is the result - Huh?

I just imported 32GB of images (my local Images folder) from the past 10 years into iPhoto. I was honestly surprised that the result was an iPhoto library of 65GB. I have no RAW images and am ...
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Open Finder Tabs with Automator?

I'd like to say that the problem I want to solve is pretty simple, but I can't seem to find any good resources to tackle it. I'd like to have an Automator application that will open all of my ...
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Is there a way to rename menu items in Mac?

For example, in Finder, when you CMD+C to copy a file, the Menu for pasting it is called "Paste Item". Is there a way to rename that simply to "Paste" ? I'd like to do this for quite a few programs, ...
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Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
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Hide applications in contextual menu 'Open with' from an other OS X installation [closed]

I just installed OS X 10.10 Yosemite (but this problem exists for any other OS with applications that run on your current Mac OS) and, because I have a Carbon Copy Clone of my old Mavericks ...
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OS X 10.9.3 finder issues

Upgraded the OS on my Desktop PC. Fixed the issue with lost folders in finder and Email. My question is there any way to get back the Today, yesterday and week folders in the finder slide bar. ...
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Hide doesn't work (intermittently) on Microsoft Office applications

I find it SO annoying when Command + h doesn't hide an application. Somehow Microsoft's developers seemed to find a way to break that functionality on most Office apps. Anyone know why this is? ...
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Change background color of a folder in Finder

I have many white icons in a folder and they are not visible on white background of folder, how can I change background color of a folder in Finder?
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How to move file from one users account to another? Permission denied.

I'm trying to move the file of a virtual machine from one users account to the other. So basically I want to move /Users/joe/Win7.vm to /Users/jane/Win7.vm but I can't figure out how to do it through ...
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Show hidden files in SELECT folder only

How do I show hidden files in one directory only? I have a development folder that I'd like to see hidden files in, but I don't want to see hidden files anywhere else on my computer. Here is the code ...
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Removing pages from a sub-document

I have ten documents, 01.pdf to 10.pdf, that I would like to print. But some have cover pages that I'd like to remove. I'd like to avoid doing this manually ten times. I'm halfway there. I can open ...
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Unintended shortcut key press is launching Parallels

Somehow a hot key has gotten assigned that launches Parallels and a certain VM. I have no idea how this got assigned, but it is quite annoying. I am using an IDE which has very many keystrokes ...
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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...