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

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Get 'special' folder icons in sidebar after Music, Pictures moved to 2nd drive

I moved my Pictures and Music folders off my boot drive (now SSD) and onto my second larger drive. Creating shortcuts to these new locations in the sidebar creates standard folder icons rather than ...
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Android SDK - Install Intel HAXM

I've just been looking at updating my SDK install for Android with the Intel Atom images and the x86 emulator using these instructions: I've gotten to step 3 but I have so far completely failed to ...
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Quick Look keeps popping up

I use the spacebar to preview some files with Quick Look and when I'm done with it I close the preview window. Sometimes when I change desktops the preview window will pop up again (empty) and when I ...
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some file system operations very slow, ssd

(macbook air 2012, noticed before I upgraded to mavericks) on my SSD, newly downloaded files or newly created folders take a very long time to be moved, viewed, or examined. I have 1/5th of the free ...
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Problems Accessing (Synology) NAS over AFP directly over the finder and time machine with Mavericks MBPr

we have two Macs, an older iMac and a MBPr both with Mavericks (10.9.3). Only one of them has a very annoying problem with our new synology ds214+. With the iMac I can access the NAS over the the ...
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Missing a lot of options from Finder's right click context menu

No idea what caused this or why it's happening, but when I right click something in Finder I'm missing a lot of the standard options that should be there (dropbox options, labels, etc). I've ...
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What's up with “paused” applications in Launchpad?

When I activate Launch on both my Mavericks and Mountain Lion systems, a few of the application icons are (seemingly permanently) greyed out and marked "Paused" with an empty progress bar. It isn't ...
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How do I add a script to the Service menu?

See "How do I automate this repetitive task?" I'm posting here so I can show some screenshots of the work in progress. I'm very new to both StackExchange and also Automator. Don't yet know my way ...
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Add and remove multiple tags at once from a file or a folder

Using OS X Mavericks I want to add multiple tags at once to a file or a folder and I also want to remove multiple tags at once. There are different ways to add tags to a file, one of them would be to ...
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mavericks can see windows but can not login

I have very strange problem with my MBAir. Previously I've been able to connect to my PC running Windows 7 using Finder > Go > Connect to Server..., but all of a sudden it has stopped. When I try to ...
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Finder remounts DMG files that I opened previously

When I mount a .dmg file or open files in my drive (using text editor or other app), the Finder will automatically remount all .dmg images that I used before. For example, I do something in DMG A, ...
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OS X 10.9.3 Update causing coreservicesd lag

I'm getting a lot of stalling and high CPU usage when I open folders in Finder for the first time after the 10.9.3 update. Opening that folder again works fine, but expanding a folder of 20-30 files ...
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Downloads folder is showing empty when it's not!

My Downloads folder looks utterly empty, not a single file or folder. And I have already emptied the Trash too. But for some reason, a Terminal ls run for this folder says there are 16 items! Here's ...
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Folders disappeared after I did something

I was playing with the class templates for Xcode, and came down to this git and try to make my own from it as this is 2years old. And when I used this template, it never asked me for any details and ...
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Long deletion times when deleting files on network share in finder

We have a network backup server for our office to use for regular workstation backups. (The machines are not using Time Machine because their mostly PCs). From time to time when I need to prune old ...
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Two Applications folders, one empty

I just noticed on my Mavericks' Finder today that there are two different Applications folders. One located under Main HD: And the other one at Main HD -> Users -> Amit: What's the difference ...
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How to inherit ACL's/permissions automatically when creating new folder using Finder?

We are using an Iomega file storage which is connected to our network. Our Windows Domain Controller is creating a share to this file storage, so our Windows users can easily access the share using ...
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Quickest way to save new text file to a folder

I have a folder open in finder - what is the quickest way to save a new text file to it? On Windows I would use "New Text" and then edit the file. On the Mac I open a new file in Sublime or Textedit ...
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How to ENABLE indexing on a Folder on a Volume that uses .metadata_never_index?

Spotlight is such a crazy maniac... It regularly uses over 3GB of RAM on my Mac Pro..and it has FOR YEARS. I've stopped fighting it.. and I just touch a .metadata_never_index file at the root of ay ...
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Automator service for FTP

I am currently using SFTP on my MacBook to perform file transfers with my brother's Linux (Ubuntu) system. Every time we need to share a file, I start the FTP server on my Mac by running the following ...
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How do I automate this repetitive task?

Automator would seem to the appropriative tool, but ehmac.ca is stumped and so has this board been so far — my "Automator Newbie" question asked yesterday (my first ever on this site). Two sticking ...
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Black background on any app window

Suddenly my computer (iMac 27" late 2012) screen appears like the screenshot I am attaching (happens with all apps) Could it be just software issue that can be fixed or looks like a hw problem?
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Terminal Equivalent of Finder Sort Order

One of the features I like about the Finder is that it sorts numbers "correctly", i.e - a file named "Episode 10" will come after "Episode 9" in a list, rather than after "Episode 1". However, I ...
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Automator Newbie question

I'm running my Mac under 10.9.2 and have about 75 scanned Tiff files which need to be processed through the OCR app, TesseractGUI 0.3. It works very well for me but balks at .tiff extensions and Alpha ...
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Get Finder tab-locations with applescript

I know how to get the location of the current finder window, but I would like to be able to also get all locations of open tabs in the current finder window. How do I do this with applescript?
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Where did my open file dialog go?

Recently I've started having some problems uploading files via Chrome. When I click a button to select a file, Chrome crashes instead of showing the open file dialog window. Shortly after this, I ...
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Automating ffmpeg using Automator Service

I often use ffmpeg off the command line to convert video files into mp4 on my Mac (running Mavericks). Do note, however, that I am NOT re-encoding my videos; am just changing the container from an avi ...
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Duplicate PERMISSION SCHEMES in “Get Info” window for HDs /in OSX -on new /newer Macs

I am running Mavericks (booted from external drive): from a super-fast solid-state HD (Thunderbolt v1 cabled); I reinstalled the 10.9.2 OSX a while ago - due to permissions rebuilds /other weirdness, ...
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Create a new (.txt) File in Finder - Keyboard Shortcut

I wanted to know if there is way to set keyboard shortcuts to make new files in Finder. For example, by default, you can create a new folder using CMD+Shift+N. Is there a keyboard shortcut to create a ...
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How do I change the color of my Dock on Mac

I am digging deep into my Mac's files to try and find how to change the color of my mac's dock. I have been able to change little things like the separator, indicator light, trash can, finder icon, ...
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How can I locate in iPhoto an image selected in the Finder?

This is essentially the reverse of this question: given that I have selected an image in the Finder, is there an applescript or similar tool which will open iPhoto and highlight this file in the ...
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Finder crashing about once a minute: Segmentation Fault

I just had to send my MacBook Pro in for a logic board replacement. It seemed fine at first when I got it back, but now I realize that Finder is crashing about once a minute. From system.log: May 1 ...
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how to change “kind” of files in OSX mavericks?

I have assigned Text Wrangler as the default app for all my .srt files (right click on one of the files -> get info -> open with Text Wrangler -> change all). My confusion is that even though I have ...
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How to change the default folder viewed when finder is opened

i just downloaded OS 10.9.2 after having 10.6.8 for the last few years. In 10.6.8, whenever I clicked on finder in the dock, I would get a finder window with the "user" folder opened immediately. in ...
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Can I delete this recursive link to my Home directory?

My home directory has a symlink to my home directory. I'm not sure how it got there. Is it safe to delete? ~ steve$ ls -l steve lrwxr-xr-x 1 steve staff 12 Jun 21 2012 steve -> /Users/steve ...
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Finder stuck at starting

I have a big problem with my mac book pro 15" - maverick. Yesterday I was using my mac normally and I shutdown it normally. Today, I turn on and everything is fine until when I have to insert my ...
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How to fix blank icons for Download and Documents stacks in the Dock

I'm getting blank icons for stacks (e.g. Downloads) and grids (e.g. Documents) in the Dock. Nothing seems to fix it. Have tried relaunching the Finder and even a full reboot, but nothing helps. Any ...
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Unable to open a folder that contains a . in finder

I have a hand full of folders that contain the .service in the name. When I attempt to open these folders in finder, it shows an icon that indicates that the file cannot be opened. Is there a way to ...
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Preview files in finder without quicklook

I'm a programmer and I use a lot of different file types that are all plain text. I would like to view the contents of the files in finder, but not in QuickLook, rather in the right-most preview ...
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How can I hide Google Documents from Finder?

I have Google Drive installed on my MacBook and I can see all the Google format documents (i.e. gsheet, gdoc etc.). How can I hide these so that they don't appear in Finder? For those asking for a ...
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Finder keeps presenting blank window

About the 3rd or 5th time after I relaunch finder or reboot and choose a new folder, the finder windows presents this image Once this happens I can no longer interact with the window besides ...
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Tag and Metadata searching doesn't work in Spotlight

There's a problem with searching for a tags and metadata e.g. kind:movie in my Spotlight. Actually, it doesn't work even tag:Red in Spotlight. It's weird, because I can search easy using Finder, but ...
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When I changed permissions on an NTFS drive, all files are hidden in Finder. How do I make them visible again?

I have a Seagate external hard drive which is formatted in NTFS. The hard drive came with this Paragon NTFS driver. It works great, but when I clicked "Apply Permissions to Enclosed Items" in the ...
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How can I skip the desktop while cycling through finder windows with cmd+`?

I often have to copy-paste files from 2 finder folders. I use the cmd + ` shortcut. But it cycles through Window 1 > Desktop > Window 2. Is there a way to skip desktop?
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Finder folder permission asking

some folders on my mac asks your my password to rename, add, delete files in a folder. I checked the folder privileges in Get Info to compare with normal folders, it was the same but the result is ...
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Find out what app created a Folder

This is pretty much what it says on the box. For various reasons, I have often wanted to determine the source of a specific folder in /Userfolder/Library/Application Support. One example is that I ...
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Why is my OSX client having so much trouble connecting to our SMB server?

I've already asked this question on ServerFault, but I'm beginning to think that this might be an issue more with my OSX client machine than our SMB server. I'm using 10.9, but this problem happened ...
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Manually deleted backups on Time Capsule w/ Mavericks, but can't empty the trash - it keeps deleting then re-creating files

I followed the advice here on how to delete old backups on Time Capsule using Mavericks: How can I manually delete old backups to free space for Time Machine?. But when I then try to empty the trash, ...
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OSX app to notify me when I could have used a KB shortcut instead?

I started using a MBA for my work machine about a year ago. I'm still not really able to remember the typical keyboard shortcuts, and tend to do things the "long way". For example, if I want to access ...
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Automator: Unzip and Move files to replace older versions of the same file

So I don't know if this is even possible but here is our current workflow: I have a file that gets passed from one person to the next depending on what step it's at. When the file if finished the ...