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

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Mavericks Finder Sidebar Bug?

I think I noticed this in progress indicator getting misplaced from next to my Time Machine when I ejected a USB stick, but is that some sort of oddly placed AirDrop indicator? (the arrows are ...
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Permissions For Mounted Backup Disk

I just dropped a new SSD into where the optical drive was on my macbook pro. I did a clean install of 10.9, and i left the old drive as is without running migration assistance. My Old HD is now ...
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Why do I lose connection to Time Capsules, shared MacBook Pro in Finder sidebar on Mavericks?

I'm pretty sure that this problem only started -- or at least became much worse -- after I upgraded from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9.2. I have two Time Capsules and another MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8.5) ...
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Why does the file size change when you change the “open with” option in Get Info?

Create a plain text file with the string ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Check the file size. It is 26 bytes, as expected. Go to Get Info, and find the pane labeled "Open with..." It says "TextEdit" by ...
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Finder folder icon showing items count when empty

In OSX 10.9.1, I have a folder on the desktop which is empty in the Finder view, but the icon info says '8 items' – see screen grab: I have checked for invisible files via search>show invisible and ...
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Context menu got empty separator

I’ve got empty lines in context menus, what is it and how could I get rid of it?
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What files do I edit to be able to maximize Finder windows to fill the screen by shift-clicking the green button?

Is there a group of files or a single file I can edit to facilitate maximizing "Finder" windows to fill the entire screen just as other application windows by shift-clicking the green plus button?
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How can I resolve this error during a dmg copy operation

I am trying to copy a 200GB dmg file between two disks (one firewire, one local) and see this error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “mbp_18_06_2011.dmg” can’t be read or ...
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Automatically connect to shared device when detected

Here is my need : I want my media center to be mounted in the /Volumes of my Macbook as soon as I turn it on. So, I need to automate the Connect as action. Users & groups > Login items only ...
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moving a file crashes Finder with kernel Code Signing error

When I move a file, either into another folder or the Trash, Finder crashes and relaunches, and the file doesn't get moved. This also happens when I try to empty the trash. Console shows a couple of ...
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Is there a quick way to take a photo from my MacBook, through Finder?

Frequently I need to add or post an image to various applications. Sometimes I want to take a simple snapshot of something in front or behind me. To do this, I need to open Photo Booth, take an ...
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Re-open network tabs in Finder

How do I restore network Finder tabs in OS X Mavericks after the computer source of the tabs has rebooted and left those tabs blank? Is there an Automator action that can populate Finder tabs with ...
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Unaccent Special characters and bulk-rename

Background I have a workflow that collects documents from various sources, converts them to PDF, OCRs them, compresses them, extracts their contents and annotations, uploads the files to a server and ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not executing service

I have a custom keyboard shortcut created for a finder service to compress selected files. However despite working once or twice when I first created it, it has no effect now. The service works ...
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Does Secure Empty Trash actually write random patterns of data?

This works by writing random patterns of data over a trashed file immediately after it has been emptied, http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/03/secure-empty-trash-mac-os-x/ Does Secure Empty Trash ...
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Some files can't be saved/updated when selected in Finder

Some times when I select files in Finder (also use TotalFinder in case it affects somehow) they are locked from changes. Saving a file (for example, from Fireworks) shows the typical "file already in ...
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Cannot arrange finder files and folder by name

In OS X 10.9.2, I cannot arrange finder's files and folder by name and the files are sorted by random alphabetical order. Is that a bug or any work around?
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iconutil ignores @1x version of 18x18 icon

I'm trying to get iconutil to create an ICNS file with the following input files: But for some reason, iconutil always omits icon_18x18.png. Can I somehow force iconutil to include it?
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Throttle local file transfer speed in OS X

I have two high speed disks (250MBps) attached to my Mac Pro. For testing purposes, I want to copy files from one disk to another, with a defined speed limit, for example 100MBps. In other words, I ...
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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How to find physical location of an application by name?

I can open Terminal and execute open -a "iPhone Simulator" and as long as the application is installed, it will launch. Is there a similar command that will return the path to the application instead ...
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Hidden Folder not showing in Finder with show all hidden files

I have a FreeBSD server where I store my web files. One of the files I have been using for years has the naming convention ._Folder When I try to open this file in the Finder it doesn't even show, ...
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Automatically categorize downloads?

Usually, when I download something, I need to take a template action on it, depending on the file type. Mp3 files get imported to iTunes, wav and rex files to the sample folders, zips get unzipped ...
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Have Automator parse down folders and list all filenames without their extension

Automator newbee question here. I've searched around and just can't find what I need (nor fully grasp how things work :-( ). I would like to have Automator parse thru a given folder, which is ...
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Is it possible to allow windows to be only positioned in a low-resolution grid?

When booting a Mac in restore mode (by pressing cmd-R during booting) the windows can only be moved in about 5-10 pixel steps. I’m wondering whether this is possible to have all the time.
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Folders in Finder not showing

This may be a total noob question, but this is my first apple product, please bear with me. I'm not seeing certain folders, like "movies", "music", and "pictures" in finder. Is there a way to ...
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Dart Source Files Identified as DART Image Files

I recently just started playing with Dart but all my .dart source files are identified as a "DART Disk Image" and have the disk image icon. I can open them in my text editor but quick look will not ...
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Finder shows .dmg is unmounted, Trash refuses to delete it

I downloaded a .dmg file for an application, and now after installing the app and unmounting the .dmg I can't delete the .dmg file because Trash says it's "in use". Finder shows no mounted .dmgs, yet ...
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Burn folder equivalent for creating zip files

Is it possible to create a directory to group aliased files and folders together with a view to compressing them? Ideally I will create an alias to each file and folder within the main folder and ...
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Column view in open dialog in Photoshop CC has incorrect ordering

And before you suggest setting the arrange mode to None, I've already done so. Open Dialog in Photoshop CC View Options Other views work fine Everything is fine in Finder. So this appears to ...
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How to open shell scripts in editor when double clicking on them

I'm trying to migrate to OS X. One thing what I find really strange / dangerous that by double clicking on shell scripts, I launch them in Terminal. I would like to change this behaviour to open them ...
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Force Preview to open all selected images in one window

Before mavericks, selecting several images in Finder and choosing Open on them would open them in Preview in one window, with all image thumbnails nicely on the left hand side bar. Since Mavericks, ...
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OS X: Set up one folder as “extension” of another, symlink-style?

I have two folders on two different Volumes: /Volumes/SSD/my-important-folder /Volumes/HDD/my-extension-of-important-folder In the second folder I put large files and folders so they do not take ...
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Keyboard shortcut to allow opening unsigned pkg file?

I prefer to use keyboard shortcuts rather than the mouse. Is there a a way to define a keyboard shortcut equivalent to Right-Clicking a pkg file and choosing "Open", which warns about opening an ...
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After 10.9.2 updated, OSX crashed, contextual menu broken

1/After I updated to 10.9.2 this morning, my OSX keeps crashing over and over again. Up to now is almost 10 times or more. 2/Besides that issue, I also found my Contextual Menu in Finder really ...
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How to exclude Mail messages from Finder search?

I want to exclude Mail messages from showing up in Finder search. ->FINDER, NOT SPOTLIGHT<- I have asked this question on other platforms, and I have found the emphasis is very necessary. Yes, ...
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How do I tell AppleScript to read the contents of the “Network” Finder window?

I'd like to be able to get the contents of Finder's "Network" folder (Menubar-->Go-->Network). The folder contents here is different than /Network or /net. The overall goal is to grep the names in ...
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How to Extract Icon or Image From Folder File (Then automating the process)

I just purchased a new macbookpro (retina - late 2013) & when I transfered my extensive library of icon images and files almost 50% of them were nonvisible as they simply read as "folder" files. ...
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Reverse Spotlight search parameter

Is it possible to reverse Spotlight search criteria if no such option is given in the Finder's drop down menu? For example, I want to search for movie files whose extension is NOT .mp4, however ...
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Can't see the image or movie file dimensions in Finder

I can't see the image or movie file dimensions in the Finder when browsing files on a server. Local files are shown as usual; it's just when I pick a file on the company server that the dimensions are ...
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Automator: Change to selected directory and run shell script

I'm trying to create a context menu command via Automator service. The context menu command will run a shell script to create some default documents in the given directory. I wrote out the shell ...
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How do I check if my son has accessed my computer at 2:00 AM?

When I opened my Finder this morning, it said that Google Chrome had been accessed and edited at 2:01 AM. I suspect that my son has woken up and done something on my computer in the middle of the ...
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Show thumbnails of AVI and WMV files in finder

In OS X 10.8 I could view thumbnails/previews of wmv and avi files in finder through the software flip4mac. However in Mavericks I cannot see previews although I've installed newest flip4mac 3.2.0.16 ...
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Deleted Users Confusion/Worry

I found a 'Deleted Users' folder, which apeard on the side bar of the finder some how, which I've never seen before. I'm confused how they got here and why I never saw them before. It has two .dmg ...
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Large File still taking storage after Deleted

I downloaded a file that is more than 20GB, but after deleting the file the space is still taken, and it's not showing in the finder. I'm using a macbook pro with retina display 121GB with bootcamp ...
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Changing Mac Folder Icon

I'm running the latest version of Mavericks and I can't seem to change the folder icons. I've gone to get info and pasted it in whilst being clicked on the folder image but nothing happens. I've only ...
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Browse and Select unsupported files

A website is asking me to upload pdf documents but once I browse to upload all the files (pdf format) they are greyed out and not selectable. I have tried Chrome, Safari, Firefox but there is no ...
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Change shortcut to show dotfiles

When a NSSavePanel is displayed for open or save, you can use CMD-Shift-. to toggle the display of dotfiles. Is it possible to change this shortcut? NB: I use it so infrequently, but use my ...
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How do I remove crashplan from my Mac

I recently tried out CrashPlan on my Macbook, but I decided not to go through with that. However, now that I'm not going to be using CrashPlan after all, I can't figure out how to remove their app ...
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Why do the files I’ve moved return to its previous location?

I moved some files from one folder on Desktop to another folder in Documents. But after I put my MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks to sleep, I found those files return to their original location. What ...