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

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Finder constantly forgets sort by

So in Finder I sort a folder by kind then name for example.. Then I restart my computer etc, and when I open up Finder the folder will not obey the sort rule. I will click on any other folder, any ...
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Finder Continually Freezing

I have a problem with the Finder App in Mac OS 10.9.4 where the finder will freeze after a few minutes. This is very similar to the issue here: Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks In fact, deleting the ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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“Open applications folder” keyboard shortcut does not work

When I try to open the Applications folder with the keyboard shortcut cmd + shift + a nothing happens. I already had a look in System Preferences > Keyboard, but no shortcut has a warning triangle ...
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Copy progress window missing when trying to copy in Finder

When I copy on my iMac using Finder in OS X 10.9.5, the popup window which shows the copy process and other related information (Speed, Files left, etc.) does not appear. How can I restore this ...
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Can't Update Finder Sidebar Favorites (Reappear After Every Restart)

Running 10.9.5. It seems that no matter what I do to my sidebar favorites in Finder (deleting items, adding new ones)... every time my machine restarts, the old favorites come right back. It's as ...
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The icons do not update in the Finder or Get Info Tab

I recently changed my text editor default from 'Text Wrangler' to 'Sublime Text' but even then all the default icons for the files types such as .js and .php still show TextWrangler default icon. When ...
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iMac 2009 Mac OSX 10.7.5 Mem 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

The Window All My Files in Favorites stopped showing any files 2 days ago. for me it's the most helpful Library of all, and where I often go for my active files of all types. Why would it just ...
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OSX 10.9.5 cancel Finder operation causes dialog to never finish

Whenever I cancel a Finder operation (e.g. Duplicate), the progress window that pops up never finishes. The Blue/White progress is animated, the X is of course disabled, and it says "Stopping" under ...
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Open same Finder window in different spaces

i was asking if someone knows a way to: open a desktop folder switch space open the same folder without being brought back to the old space Is there a way to do it?
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Why large size calculation difference: Mac Finder vs du?

I have just noticed that for some of my directories on an external disk there is a huge difference in calculated size depending on whether I use the GUI Finder or du (or rather du -h). Using Finder on ...
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External Hard-disk showing Input/Output error

I have a 1TB External Hard drive which I'm currently not able to access. When I open the External drive in Finder, It shows it's empty. When I use the option to "Get Info", I get the dialog box ...
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Parental control popups are constantly showing

So I have account on my iMac (Maverics OS) for children and parental controls are extremely unusable. 1. I created account and did set up whole account and applications 2. child logs in 3. child does ...
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Change Image thumb background : How to see white image in thumb?

I am facing this issue from long time and search many time but can't get any usefull solution. In finder we can see image as thumb. But background of thumb is white color. And if image is white ...
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Can I customize the sounds Finder makes when I move/copy files?

I frequently both copy (Alt-Drag) and move (Drag) files in Finder from one directory to another. My dexterity isn't so great, and so sometimes I accidentally let go of the Alt key before the mouse ...
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Hide Apple menu on second monitor

How to hide the menu bar that shows up on the second monitor? I tried searching in the following settings: Finder preferences ⌘, System settings :: Desktop & Screensaver System settings :: ...
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Finder - How to select multiple files without having window snap back to original selection?

I have an annoying issue with selecting multiple files with Finder, but it is only when I have to scroll up or down after making an initial select. With Finder, if you do Shift-mousedown on a file ...
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Finder quit unexpectedly

I've got an issue where Finder quits at startup and then every 2-5 seconds after. Problem details and system config are as follows: Process: Finder [3103] Path: ...
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“User”-folder is larger than contents

My "user" folder is about 56GB big, but when I look at the contents (and add them up with a calculator) I get up to about 24GB. What happened to the other 32GB? Is there a way to free this space up? ...
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Can't unhide filename extensions

I have a folder containing a bunch of jpeg files and currently all of the filename extensions (.jpg) are hidden. How can I unhide all the extensions in this folder? When I do a "Get Info" on any ...
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Sequentially renaming images in subfolders, but reseting the counter for every folder

I want Automator to receive a folder, then search all subfolders. If it finds a number of images in any folder, it will resize and rename them 1.png, 2.png, 3.png,... This works: (I don't filter ...
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Set the default column width system wide in finder

Some how the widths of the finder columns on my system have become really wide, i know i can resize them perminatly by dragging them to the width i want while holding down the option key, but this ...
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Click in finder vs “open -a” on command line

I have a file type (.mxl -- compressed MusicXML) which if I double click in Finder opens properly in my .mxl reader (Finale 2014.app) but which if I call "open file.mxl" or "open -a ...
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Why can't Finder pass a single folder to an Automator Action?

I'm trying to create an Automator service which "receives selected files or folders". If I select a single file in Finder, then go to the Finder:Services menu, my service shows up. If I select two ...
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Getting Automator file selection from multiple windows

I've created an automator action (service) which looks at two different files or folders and then performs an action based on their paths and filename. The problem is, each pair of files/folders is ...
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Is there a way to order all the files and folders automatically?

I am new to OS X, but there's one thing that annoys me a little bit, which is that every time I have to clean up all the files (by name, for example) because they are always pasted in an unordered ...
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Keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created

As there’s not one built-in (see hold ⌥ ALT and navigate to Finder->View->Sort By), I tried to create a custom keyboard shortcut for Sort By Date Created in Finder (such as the built-in for Sort By ...
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Weird bug with exiftool and Hazel photo workflow

I have a weird bug I'm experiencing. I have a folder of images that Hazel doesn't recognize as images. These are located in a folder that I have set to be monitored by Hazel using a script made with ...
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How can I tell when Finder is done searching?

I don't see any progress indicator, and the title of the window says: Searching "[Directory]" Is there supposed to be something that happens to let me know when the search is complete? On some ...
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How to copy folder items on disk mount automator

i want to automatically copy a specific folder's items when a usb is inserted at any given time. Program logic: Once usb is available simply copy all content of (/Users/x/Documents/myfolder) to usb ...
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Linked Folder in a shared folder in Dropbox

I have a folder, that I linked with one in Dropbox using: http://lifehacker.com/5154698/sync-files-and-folders-outside-your-my-dropbox-folder and was just wondering if that was situated inside a ...
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Find images with specific aspect ratios

In Finder, I can search for images with a "Pixel width" and "Pixel height" greater than, equal to, or less than a specific value. Is there a way to find images with a specific range of aspect ratios ...
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How to change finder search criteria defaults?

In my MacBook if I add the search criteria System Files the default is aren't included, how can I change the default permanently to are included?
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Why won't my folders snap to grid after changing view options?

The snap to grid function does not work. I have a brand new Air running Maverick and can not get my folders to snap to grid. I have set this as the default sort option multiple times, have closed and ...
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What the hold-over arrows on icons in Finder do?

What exactly do these hold-over arrows in OS X 10.9 do? When I mistakenly press on the right arrow, it just starts flashing/blinking, and the other arrow — the left one — appears to indicate ...
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Shared section does not show on finder

Even checking all entries in the finder preferences, the section SHARED never shows up. So far this is what I tired: I killed the daemon running the preferences, cfprefsd, then I removed ...
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User folder icons replaced by generic folder icons after 10.9 upgrade

After updating a 10.8 machine to 10.9, the standard user folders--"Documents", "Downloads" and so forth--have lost their special icons and now appear with the generic folder icon. Interestingly, if I ...
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User home folder path displaying problem in Finder on OS X 10.8 and 10.9

If to set "New Finder window show" to my user home folder under the Finder preference, then each time open Finder after a fresh boot up or restart or log off, it will display the full path in the ...
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Naming conventions for naming files that would start with a dot usually

How should i name music artists beginning with a dot (such as .38 special https://musicbrainz.org/artist/0330a83d-f61e-4989-adb3-afce3943c3ba ) so that they are not hidden from Finder because of the ...
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Office 2011 - Folders on Mac OS X Server network share not visible during save

I have a computer I'm servicing running OS X Mavericks and Office 2011. I open Finder, navigate to a network share (under Shared on the left pane), and see a shared server (shows up as a Mac mini ...
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Can I remove user's home directory folders?

I have the following scenario: All of my files, documents etc. are saved on Copy.com. I have installed copy on my MacBooc Air all my files went to the following directory: /Users/username/Copy ...
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Fix for finder preview jumping back to folder from image?

If i'm browsing pictures for instance, i hit the spacebar to get a semi-full screen preview, but then it will all of the sudden change to the parent folder, and that's the image that's displayed - a ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder?

I have moved an installer into the launchpad (uTorrent-Installer). The problem is that I would like to remove it now but as it is an installer it doesn't appear into "Applications" in the Finder. I ...
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How to get rid of re-appearing Dropbox Finder Toolbar button?

I'm on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 and have Dropbox 2.10.29 installed. For some reason I can't permanently remove the Dropbox button from the Finder toolbar. I can remove it temporarily using Customize ...
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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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Always open the finder in new tab

I want a folder to be always opened in a tab instead of new window. The reason I want this is so that I have only one Finder window with multiple tabs. If apps keeps on opening new window you may ...
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iMac doesn't see new USB optical drive

I have plugged a new DVD/CD drive in to my iMac (I used PCs for 30 years!!) and it isn't being recognised. If I look in Finder, it isn't shown and if I use Disk Utility, the new drive is shown ...
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Finder Services maximum selection limit

I have created an automator action to operate on files selected in the Finder. But I am noticing that if I have a lot of files selected, instead of seeing any services at all, I only see: No ...
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Unable to view files in hard disk after editing /etc/fstab

I have followed a tutorial to make my NTFS formatted HDD editable (now I regret doing so). I have edited fstab using these commands without knowing much what they do. sudo nano /etc/fstab LABEL=NAME ...
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Play folder with right button with VLC

as a "switcher" I have discovered one functionally that I like in Windows and I don't see in Mac. I want to play all the media files in a folder with VLC with the right click and "Play all" but in ...