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

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MacBook Pro, Yosemite: change Finder shortcuts

I want to reassign Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ F to a custom command, but Finder reserves it to open 'All My Files'. I have looked around Preferences-Keyboard-Shortcuts, but the Finder shortcuts do not seem ...
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Grey folder in iCloud Drive

I have a grey folder on my Mac in the iCloud Drive Directory which I can't access. If I go to the iCloud Drive Website I see the folder and can easily navigate in it. Does anyone know a solution on ...
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Services shortcut not working properly

So I have set ctrl+T to open the folder I have selected in Terminal. But usually it doesn't work and nothing happens entering the shortcut. When I go Finder->Services and then don't press anything ...
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How to find offending Finder Extension?

I'm constantly (about every half second) getting this error on my MacBook Pro's console flooding my system log... I've tried to kill all processes in hopes to find the offender, but no luck so far. ...
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Alias use from Terminal - What's the magic recipe?

I wanted to make a shortcut at my root, entry Terminal directory Goal an Alias for /someLongPath/someProject/ at ~/someProject Problem I create the Alias and locate it at ~/. For me this is ...
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File not visible in Finder

I've saved a file with the name filename\.svg and it didn't appear in finder. When I check terminal, there was a file named .svg in the folder I saved my file. I changed its name to test.svg but it ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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Move a file to a specific folder by name

I'm looking for a plugin or a trick that will let me move a file to a specific folder that I type in the name of. I'm thinking of functionality like MsgFiler, the Apple Mail plugin. I want to be able ...
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Unwrap Finder Folder

I really like the (new-ish) Finder contextual menu option to move selected files into a new folder. I was wondering if the opposite exists too, where a folder is "unwrapped", where the contents are ...
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How preserve JPEG date stamps during Automator scaling?

Automator services embedded as a context menu are a great way to quickly scale down JPEGs in the finder. Right click the file, choose your scaling script, done in seconds. The problem is it ...
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Query Status of Path Finder.app

I use Path Finder as a replacement to Finder.app (but still leave Finder running). One of the main reasons I use Path Finder, is that it lets me queue file transfers. However, it seems that Path ...
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Manage Finder favourites with defaults write or similar?

I've been unable to find any preferences list file with the locations for the 'Favorites' list shown in the Finder sidebar. No luck from likely candidates com.apple.finder and com.apple.sidebarlists. ...
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Info.plist is always readonly

I want to edit Finder Info.plist file that is located here: /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Info.plist But when I try to edit the file by vi the file is readonly. # vi ...
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Logic Pro X and SymLinked Files

I use Logic Pro X, and it's very particular of the naming of the directories it uses. I'm SymLinking the Gigabytes of extra content it's downloaded from external drives. HOWEVER I wanted to ask ...
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Photos.app does not see DCIM folder on MicroSD card

I have some photos in the DCIM folder on a MicroSD card that normally lives in an Android phone. When I mount the card on my Macbook Pro using a USB card reader, Photos.app automatically launches. ...
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Finder wont respond on every restart attempt

Starting recently, every time I try to restart my laptop (MacBook Pro 15-inch, Mid 2012) everything exits fine, the menu bar disappears, but then finder won't quit. If I open the dock and right-click ...
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Change 'New folder' default name

When we create 'new folder' in finder it will automatically named 'untitled folder'. Is it possible to change that default folder name to current date name, for example "20151223"?
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System files not showing in Finder Search Results

I have enabled showing hidden files in Finder and I can see them when viewing containing folder. However, when I search for such files they do not show in the search results. Specifically I was ...
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Automatically eject disk image x minutes after mounting

So I have an encrypted disk image that I use to store sensitive files. However, I often forget to eject it when I'm done, which obviously negates the whole point of encryption. What I'd like is some ...
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Where on the file system are my photos imported to?

I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. I have connected my Canon PowerShot A3400 IS Camera via USB to my Mac and automatically a window launched that imported my photos. The Photos application (version ...
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Performance problems, possibly malware?

I have concerns about malware or something significantly affecting the performance of my iMac. As you can see from the screen shot below I have updated to OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.5, but I did ...
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Replacing the Finder Icon

I changed my Finder icon to give it a mustache by replacing the Finder icon .png file in /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources/ with the .png I made (same name). I cleared the icon ...
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How to delete all “Audio” files from my MacBook

Through the disk utility, I can see I have over 10 GB of "Audio" files. When I search on Finder for music files (kind "Music") no more than 10 MB comes. What exactly is considered to be "Audio" ...
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How can I solve the multiple clicking issue in Finder?

I have to click on something multiple times for it to open in Finder or open up (either as an app, or in a different app), to an extent that I will break my trackpad or mouse (I have tested them ...
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Finder copying dialog freezing from time to time during transfer

I'm trying to backup 2tb drive I have connected to my mac to another drive using this enclosure via firewire 800: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/M3QX2KIT0GB/ The problem is that from time to time ...
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Duplicating and renaming Finder selection to the same folder in one clean step?

Is such a thing possible? I have this code which can do the above: set now to do shell script "date +%Y-%m-%d' '%H.%M.%S" tell application "Finder" set finderSelList to selection as alias list ...
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How to search for documents on OSX that are NOT contained within a given folder using Finder, Spotlight or some other native tool?

I have a bunch of formatted spreadsheets scattered all across my computer. There are literally thousands of them. I want to get them all into a centralized folder and have mostly done that, i.e. most ...
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Cannot set Finder window background colour / image

I have created a folder inside HD>Users>Username (the folder where default things like Pictures, Movies, Sites, Documents etc. are) and I'd like to change the background image. The only thing is, the ...
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Remove “move to dropbox” menu in Finder

I want to remove the annoying "move to dropbox" entry in the menu when I right click a file in Finder. I can turn off Finder extension all together but I do like the green check marks. I just don't ...
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Hard link '~/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs' to ~/iCloud

Is it possible to do this at all? I've tried the following command: ln /Users/Rowan/Library/Mobile\ Documents/com~apple~CloudDocs/Documents /Users/Rowan/iCloud which results in: ln: ...
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Native open and save dialog boxes all have an unpopulated Favorites section? [duplicate]

This started happening after the 10.11.1 update. Whenever an application creates up a OS X native open or save dialog box, the Favorites section in the side bar is unpopulated. My favorites ...
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How do I search for *.ai files (Adobe Illustrator) by file extension in El Capitan?

So I have tried doing kind:ai, and also tried doing it via the kind selector (see image below). I know how to do this using the linux "find" command already, but I really want to find a way to do this ...
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What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? [closed]

I was quite happy when I found out that Finder had native support, but it didn't take long until I realized it was read-only access. What is the best free option for automatic ftp sync with finder? ...
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Opening a selected folder path in OS X El Capitan 10.11.2?

At work we have a file server to share files and in the past I have been able to open the folder path in finder by highlighting the path a coworker provides and then pressing cmd+option+ctrl+o. At ...
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How to use Applescript to find duplicate files and .mp3 files in my iTunes “Music” folder and subfolders?

I recently moved my iTunes music library onto a new computer set-up by copying the "iTunes Media" folder onto an external HD and then onto my local disk. When I opened iTunes for the first time, it ...
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Activate desktop using Applescript

Basically, I have this short script to "clean up" the desktop. This is the code: tell application "System Events" tell application "Finder" to activate desktop delay 0.1 tell process ...
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Terminal command that causes the Finder to stop and not relaunch [duplicate]

I am looking for a terminal command that causes the Finder process to stop and not automatically restart itself. The command killall Finder will cause the Finder to just relaunch.
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Moving the save dialog?

I have the following frequent issue (since I read a lot of PDFs for my job): I open a PDF in a browser on my computer (e.g., Chrome, but this happens on other browsers as well) and I go to save it. I ...
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Any way to remove all folders that contain only .DS_Store recursively?

If I try sudo find . -name '.DS_Store' -delete then, within a few seconds, the .DS_Store files get re-created by Finder before sudo find . -type d -empty -delete can take effect. I can do ...
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Fails to Reboot during installation of El Capitan upgrade

Downloaded El Capitan when it first became available. After downloading, I could not reboot to install the update. At some point, and I am not sure when, the update installed on it's own as my ...
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Getting real smb- / afp based network file path of opened files or folders

is there any opportunity to copy or read out the real network path of a file that you are displaying through the finder on a network share? examples.: smb://network-share.mydomain/DirTop/DirSec/Dir ...
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AppleScript - extract a string of characters from similar filenames and group into a folder with that string as the name

I have a folder full of files like this: SA-2A05_3.psd SA-2A05_4.psd SA-2A05_5.psd SA-2A05_6.psd SA-2A05.psd SA-2A06_3.psd SA-2A06_4.psd SA-2A06_5.psd SA-2A06_6.psd SA-2A06.psd and I want to create ...
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Applescript - how can I select all *non*-folders in an expanded list view window?

I am trying to write a script which will select all non-folders in a given Finder window which is in List View and has revealed/expanded all sub-folders (see image). As there tend to be many more ...
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Is there a way I can mount an FTP Server as a network drive in Finder, and make it writable?

I've tried Transmit, Forklift; they cost a lot, and I'm not that willing to spend money on this. OS X Fusion says it is installed, but the application seems to be installed nowhere. And obviously ...
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Find the file that corresponds to a certain message in Mail.app?

Every message in Mail.app corresponds to a file in the filesystem (typically located somewhere here /Users/[username]/Library/Mail/V3/[account name]). Is there an easy way to locate the corresponding ...
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How to customize drag-n-drop-to-Terminal path escaping results?

How can I change the way in which filenames are escaped (formatted) when dragged from applications and dropped into Terminal? For example, paths may be escaped with \, just spaces (), or other ...
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Is it possible to modify the behavior of Finder UI elements with AppleScript?

I wrote an AppleScript that scans my entire iTunes library and tags those files with their Genre (so I can easily access them in Finder by just clicking the right tag). The next step on my list would ...
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Automatically deleting files that contain a specific content

I would like to make use of the command that looks for a specific phrase in a file: grep -lr "text to find" * provided here and delete all of the found files. How can I generate the relevant ...
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How to delete a list of files and folder generated via find in terminal?

I'm generating a list of files and folder that meet certain criteria with use of a command: find ~/ -iname "whatIwantToRemove" The command will generate some results: ...
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Is there any way to search image by image in Mac finder?

Mac version is OS X EI Capitan What I want is just the same like google image Search by image service but the search region is a specific folder of my Mac disk.