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

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Folder as Volume workflow

I need a way to take any local folder and make it behave just as a local mount drive. I have been using symlinks in the Volumes/ folder, but they need to be recreated after reboot. I need a solid ...
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How can I de-folderize the contents of a folder?

Is it possible - without any command line or programming being involved - to remove all folders within a folder, and just leave the files? For example, if I processed this photo folder: Then I ...
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El Capitan, Finder.app, and Fan Performance

Since upgrading today to El Capitan, my fan has been going non-stop. Under "Apps that Use Significant Energy", Finder.app is the culprit. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?
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Unexpected Finder message “This item will be deleted immediately”

I made a second user account (test, admin privs) and set the permissions of my second hard drive so that this account could read & write. The only thing I changed was the first line and then ...
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“File Open” dialog is missing sidebar items

I'm having the strangest issue since updating to OS X El Capitan. My "Open File" dialogs show the sidebar but all my main (and useful) locations are missing. Take a look at this screenshot. This ...
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Terminal: executing a batch of commands from dynamic locations

I'm trying to restructure a library of audio files and I've been trying to do so using Terminal. See the folder structure in the attached image. There's a couple of things I want to do: 1) Remove ...
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Shared Folder - File Permissions Never Right & Files hidden for some users

I'll go ahead and clarify how I set this up. Skip down to "Issues at Hand" if you want what the problems are. Current Setup: We currently have 10 mac computers, 4 of which are mac mini's and 6 are ...
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Disable share (email, message, airdrop) on Finder and Safari

Finder has the option to share via email, message or airdrop is you right-click/(control-click) on a file as one can see in the image below, I don't need this feature and I wouldn't mind if it ...
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Hide toolbar by default in Finder

How do I hide the toolbar in ALL windows in Finder? In other words, is there a spatial mode? I can option-command-T in every window, but that's a chore.
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Selecting Random File in AppleScript

I’m trying to make a script that can select/display/open a file randomly from a folder and its subfolders. The following script: tell application "Finder" get some file of (folder ...
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What does file locking do, these days?

I'm publishing some files on Dropbox, sharing drafts for public review. Once I get to the final official revision, I'd like to lock it to avoid inadvertent changes. I'm using Pages to write and ...
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Time Machine says Time Capsule is full even though all backups are much smaller than HDD

I have several machines backing up via Time Machine to a 1TB Time Capsule. Lately one of my Macs said he had to delete an old backup in order to create the new backup. I was surprised about this ...
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Is it normal for the Finder to be slow when many files are in a folder?

I have a maxed out MacBook Pro (end of 2013, 1TB SSD, Quad Core Haswell) and collect a lot of ripped mp3 files from viny, move them around in a folder structure. The problem is that Finder is ...
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Associate file-type that has no extension based on filename

Is it possibly to associate a filetype with the filename 'POSCAR' (no extension) to be opened with a certain application (Vesta)?
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External hard drive won't show up on finder (theres more to this)

So I plugged in my hard drive, and deleted a file on it, a .nfo file. I forgot I had a file in the trash and so when I ejected the disk, my mac prompted me an alert like "disk is in use" with a force ...
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Is it possible to change the name of of Icon$'\r'"?

When a folder gets custom icon in Finder, a file named Icon$'\r' is created. If I delete it or rename it, the folder will lose its icon in Finder. Is it possible to let the system recognise other ...
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Unable eject a USB drive, Finder just hangs

I seem to be unable to eject a USB thumb drive from my Mac running Yosemite. When I click on the eject button in finder next to the drive icon, Finder will just hang. It refuses to open any more ...
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iMovie: safe to delete Render Files?

I'm hoping to slim down the size of my 50gb iMovie library. I noticed that a huge chunk of space (like 20gb) is taken up by the contents of a "Render Files" folder in one of my Event folders. You ...
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How to setup a specific application to open all files with unknown extension

I am trying to open some files with unknown extension and it always ask me to choose an application from local or AppStore. The problem is, I sometimes need to generate some text file with ...
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Connect to server on command line

I am currently trying to connect my NAS on OSX 10.9.5 using the command line. This will work fine if I first connect my NAS using Finder: I select it in the "Shared" section of Finder's sidebar, click ...
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QuickLook does not preview .txt files

I have the problem that QuickLook does not allow me to preview .txt files, despite being plain text. For instance here you see—no preview. Pressing Space does not help However, Spotlight does ...
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How do I keep the photos library from Finder synced with Photos app?

When I upload photos to a website I'm presented with the Finder file picker. I browse to my photo library then to my favorites. I then realize I need to add a few more photos to my favorites so I ...
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How to nest folders in Finder based on columns in a spreadsheet?

I have an Excel sheet with 2 columns of data (Feeder, Serial Number). I have 2 separate sets of folders on my Mac labeled the same (Feeder, Serial Number). Within the Serial Number folders, ...
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how to add a ssh directory in finder?

I have a linux computer and I can access to it trough the terminal with the command: ssh account_name@123.117.140.61 Now I am trying to access to the folders in that computer trough finder using the ...
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How to search LaTeX -documents in Spotlight?

I switched back to OSX 10.8.5 because Yosemite is not suitable for me. I do not see any LaTeX documents in my Spotlight search at the moment. I have minimized the searchable documents in the ...
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Cleaning Chromium based browser (Citrio)

I'm currently trying to "clean" the Citrio browser of the extensions that are visible (maybe more that are hidden, but I'll investgate later). These extensions cannot be deleted by simply clicking on ...
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using terminal to find instances of a string within a group of txt folders

I tag my txt files using homemade tags framed by double dollar signs to make them easily searchable in finder and spotlight. A typical tag looks like this $$tag$$. Is there a way in terminal to search ...
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Copying a backup disk

I have 2 NAS drives. I want to copy all content from my old NAS to the new. There is about 800GB of data. First I tried using Finder to do the copy and received this error: The Finder can't ...
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Command Tilde in Finder, prevent focus on Desktop at end of cycle

Say I have 2 finder windows open, A and B. I begin focussed on A, then ⌘ + ~ to focus on B, finally ⌘ + ~ once more, and it still leaves B in front, but B is now slightly grayed out (same style as ...
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how to increase Finder font size larger than 16 point in mavericks

OS X Mavericks seems to only allow for font sizes up to 16 point, which at a high resolution on a 27" iMac when I've been sitting across the room watching a movie, is not nearly large enough. How ...
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finder buttons not working

So i think since the update yosemite 10.10.5 my finder is acting strangely...well couple examples: when i try to eject the drive i click on the little eject button and doesnt do anything (doesnt say ...
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Finder freezes when samba automount not found

I've added automount entries to my wife's Macbook (OSX - unsure about the exact version as she's overseas) for some shares on our FreeNAS server at home. Sometimes when she travels for work it can't ...
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How to force volumes to show toolbar/sidebar on initial open

I noticed when upgrading to Yosemite that all new network drives, disk images, flash drives, etc initially show up without the toolbar and sidebar: I like always being able to see the toolbar and ...
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Unable to reorganize iTunes Library

I have been keeping my iTunes Library by allowing iTunes to reorganize the folders based on the metadata of the songs. Since some time ago (I don't know exactly when) iTunes is no more doing it. I ...
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Move files from a single folder to multiple folders, based on filename

I have batch of files named A-01.pdf, A-02.pdf, B-01.pdf, B-02.pdf.... Then I have folder structure 01, 02, 03,.... How can I move all the files with 01 in there name to folder 01, all with 02 to ...
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How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image)

How to merge two JPEG files back into a single JPEG (Both sides of a receipt in single image) without using any third party software like Gimp etc... constraints/situation in my case I had only 2 ...
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Track when I moved/copied files

If I want to delete a bunch of files I moved from my hard drive (all at once) is there a way to track with finder all the files moved at a certain hour of a certain day?
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Finder “Open With” very slow

I have the latest version of OS Yosemite (10.10.5) on a very powerful MBP (i7, 2.4, 16GB RAM). When I right-click on a file in Finder and choose "Open with", "Other", the dialog window is very ...
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In the Finder's list view, why are some consecutive lines the same shade?

I understand that list view serves the purpose of listing files, and that colors are used to make each line stand out from the others. Nevertheless, since I upgraded to Yosemite, I often see several ...
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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup ...
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How to add a confirmation dialog when deleting any item in finder

Hi would like to add a "Are you sure?" prompt when deleting an item (file, folder) from the finder (like the one when emptying the trash...). Can this be enabled?
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Finder freezes when showing images quicklook preview

On OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F27), when I want to see the preview of an image (JPG or PNG, but I suppose it will be the same with other formats) the wait spinner appears and the Finder becomes freezed, ...
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How to view home directory with Finder

Brand new to Mac OS, coming from Linux. Almost everything I do is out of my home dir ("~/", or on Mac, "/Users/myuser/"). But when I open up the Finder app, I can't figure out how to view my home ...
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In Yosemite, have the finder Cover Flow to correctly show artwork of music files edited with third party apps

I have just upgraded to Yosemite, and I am using some third party applications to edit the id3 tags of my music files. In particular I am using Tagger and Kid3. I noticed that the artwork I add to the ...
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Cleaning save as dialogue

I've been searching the last couple of days for a way to clean up the save as dialogue box. More importantly the favorites portion. There are a bunch of dmg files that are no longer mounted and should ...
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Enabling icon previews for custom text files

I have files .mdown which I'd like to have icon previews for in the Finder, like normal .txt files would. Is that possible?
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Safari 'Download' Icons are stuck showing incomplete

Here is an image of what I am talking about I have two 'download in progress' icons in my Safari window that won't go away. They two 'download in progress' icons are not clickable either. There ...
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File modify date is not updated in Finder file properties

I have a video capture of a strange behavior: File prior to editing: Edited at 5:15PM using TextEdit In Finder I see the file with strange rename, and Modified date value is not updated, nor does ...
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By using digits in file name like 1.0.0.1, the file name will be truncated and displays like this 1.0

By using digits in file names like 1.0.0.1 (with an arbitrary file type like .pdf, .txt or .jpg), the file name will be truncated and displays like this 1.0 (the .0.1 part will be truncated) I ...
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How do I switch between Finder tabs with a keyboard shortcuts?

Ideally, I'd like to be able to cmd+1 == first tab, cmd+2 == 2nd tab, so on and so forth. How can I do this? Thanks!