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

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Sparsebundle is reported to be 16mb but actually empty

I have a sparsebundle which I made for some documents, and Finder reports its size at 16mb. The capacity I created it with is 41mb, at least that is its reported capacity. It is encrypted; when I ...
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Remove Preview window for all Finder windows

One day something happened and the Preview window on the right hand side of the window started appearing in all my Finder windows. How can I make it go away permanently? If I close it, it only closes ...
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Dropbox files are syncing but Finder is not displaying them

I'm running Yosemite (and have been for a while) and suddenly new Dropbox files are not showing in Finder. They are syncing properly, and I can see this in the Dropbox recently updated menu in the ...
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Delete apps from Launchpad or from Finder?

Is there an advantage to delete apps from Launchpad (Hold one app like in iOS) vs from finder? And why some apps cannot be deleted from Launchpad?
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Change modified date in Finder for date added

I've been trying to do this for a while. For backup purposes, I'm looking for an applescript that replaces the modified date of folders and content (files and folders) with the date added. It would ...
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quicklooksatellite is blocking trash files

I can't empty Trash folder. Some of files there are "in use". And it happens all the time. The operation can’t be completed because the item “blabla.xlsx” is in use. I don't have any ...
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Force Finder and Trash to stop using external drive so Disk Utility can erase

I want to reformat an external disk, but in Disk Utility "Partition" is grayed out and when I click Erase it says it cannot unmount the drive. I think Finder is not allowing the disk to be unmounted ...
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Favorite list of servers of “Connect to Server” window disappears

Usually, when I connect to a server (cmd "⌘" + K), I can see the list of my favorite servers : But after upgrading to El Capitan (Mac OS 10.11.X) and after freshly booting my MacBook, this list ...
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How to stop Terminal from opening instead of Finder functions, such as New Folder, Open File, copy, paste, trying to move a folder to Desktop?

When trying to open new folder on Desktop from Finder-menu Terminal opens instead. Also I cannot move documents and folders onto Desktop- get a "forbidden" sign (= white circle with slash through it). ...
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Search for large files and folders

I am looking for space! I would like to search for all large folders and files. I found this answer but so far my searches failed to show some of the large files, including a .pkg file that was in my ...
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Is there a way to use update command to locate files on OS X without having to run updatedb manually?

I am considering using an alias for locate, as I find really inconvenient to have to run updatedb so often on mac. Do you have any ideas or workarounds for this?
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Files wrongly considered “not found” in encfs volume

I'm using encfs 1.8.1 (installed via homebrew) on OSX 10.11.2 and Fuse 2.8.3. IIRC after upgrading to OS X I have the issue that I can open certain files that are in the folder that I mounted with ...
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Copy specific files and keep the subfolder structure

I got a folder with a large amount of files with different suffixes in several sub folders. My automator workflow works as follows: Ask for Finder Items Get Folder Contents (sub folder option ...
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Set the default order and width of colums in the list view for all the folders in Finder

I can set the order and width of columns in the folder that's currently front in the screen as default view of that particular folder, but how can I set it as the default view of all the folders? I'd ...
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Where does skype store downloads?

After downloading an attachment in skype, which is saved to my ~/Downloads folder, the attachment won't show up in de Downloads-folder until I click the 'eye' or 'magnifying glass' icons overlaying ...
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Using “open” command in OS X Terminal / Finder split view

When I use Terminal + Finder in Split View mode I would really like to use open . command to open folder in the same Finder window. But instead - new window is opened. I also tried open . -g - no ...
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“Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension?” (Google Drive)

For the last week or so I have been periodically getting this dialog popping up, shown below. It would seem from googling around that this is related to Google Drive. I have tried the recommendations ...
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Finder's incorrect PDF Filesize

A few PDF files are showing with the incorrect filesize and I was wondering if there is any way to fix this. E.g. opening a PDF file's properties is showing that the file is 394 KB, if I attach the ...
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Empty favorites sidebar of third-party applications

From my update to El Capitan (now at 10.11.3), I've some difficulties with sidebars. My Finder's sidebar working very well and can be very complete : But third-party applications (like Preview, ...
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Finder: Spotlight shortcut and command+tab switching apps stopped working

Both these functions stopped around the same time. El Capitan, but I think these worked after the upgrade and now don't. Both functions work in other apps. Just not in Finder. Repaired permissions on ...
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If I symlink an iCloud folder to my OS X drive, will the files only be accessible while I'm online?

I was thinking of moving my documents folder to iCloud then just creating a symlink to them on my computer (is this a bad idea in the first place, is there a more elegant solution?) However I would ...
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How to copy-paste in Finder when there's no right-click space?

I'd be very surprised if this doesn't trouble anyone else. Sometimes I want to paste a copied file in a Finder window, but there is just no "empty" space for me to right-click on and hit 'Paste item',...
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Mac backup disc stopping to list/show backups

Since changing to El Capitan, my backup disk often stops showing the complete recent list of backups. Finder will list the last backup in the second folder (named as my computer is, just under the ...
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How to change default file browser in OSX El Capitan?

I know Path Finder manages to declare tiself as the default file browser but how would I go about it if (say) I wanted to use Forklift or muCommander or ProCommander instead of Finder? There's another ...
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How can I make Finder display correct 'today' date?

'All my files' shows 'today' as three days ago - even though I've done all kinds of work since then. Any fixes?
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Strange files named “/xEy4O” keep appearing

I'm running OSX 10.11.3 and I keep finding files named /xEy4O all over my file system. I've opened them in a text editor and they are completely empty. So they appear to be a marker file of some sort. ...
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How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility?

How do I create a .tgz from Finder using Archive Utility? That is, I'd like to right-click on a directory and tar and zip it. Yes I know how to work with tar from the shell: tar zcvf ../foo.tgz . ...
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Why does Finder slow down and start beach balling after heavy use?

I am experiencing the following issue in Finder on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. After working for sometime heavily on it, usually about 10-15 minutes, navigating in directories, moving/copying renaming ...
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Bookmarks in Mac OS X top bar launched by an application?

I’m trying to find the best way to organize my workflow (I’m a web developer). The idea is to have a Projects dropdown menu in the Mac OS X top bar, with a list of folders (my projects). I’m using ...
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Move folder to finder favorite bar not possible - bug in OSX

Just in case someone runs into the same problem and is banging his had on the wall as there seems no solution ... OS X 10.11.3 still contains a bug where it sometimes is not possible to add a folder ...
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Finding Music folder after updating with OS X EI Capitan

We are having trouble locating iTunes music folder. Prior to updating with OS X EI Capitan, we could easily find the music folder in the Finder sidebar, but now we don't know how to get it back with ...
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How do I fix Finder so that in File/Open dialog boxes my Favorites appear to the left sidebar. [duplicate]

This only happens when opening files in any program or web browser. In the main Finder window all of my favorites appear but not anywhere else.
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App is greyed out

What does it mean when an app is greyed out like this? It is not compatibility with OS X version because this grey thing just happened suddenly and I used to run this app a short time ago and I haven'...
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NFS on El Capitan: In rwxrwx— directory, Finder can't delete but Terminal can, and both can create

I have an NFS drive mounted: /../Volumes/PDISK2 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK2 /../Volumes/PDISK3 -fstype=nfs,nolockd,rw nfs://10.0.0.11/Volumes/PDISK3 Taking ...
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Terminal Command into Applescript

I have the following terminal command that I want to automate using applescript. I also would like to have a command to cd directories to the folder where I want to apply the command first. After cd ...
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Data recovery/overwritten files?

I was troubleshooting how to install boost and came across a thread on stackoverflow that seemed to be about vaguely the same thing. I ran the terminal commands written in the thread, and realized (...
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MacBook gives wrong date to each folders

all folders's date are feb 15, 2015. Even if I changed them today or yesterday or any other day, but its modified date is always remain same as feb 14,2015. Even newly created folder have the ...
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Batch compress multiple folders into individual zip files

I have dozens of folders that I need to compress into individual zip files. If I select all of these folders in the Finder and do "Compress [X] Items," I get one zip file containing all of the ...
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Setting Default Folder Settings using defaults write

I am trying to set the default settings for every folder to be Arranged By: Name and Sort By: Kind using defaults write. I know that there are these options; defaults write com.apple.Finder ...
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How to have programs maintain their front-to-back ordering when Command-Tabbing away and back?

So if I'm in Chrome, and have 2 windows open, and have window A in focus, and then I Control-Tab to my Terminal window, do some stuff, and Control-Tab back, the WRONG Chrome Window is on top. My ...
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How to open an opened file in Finder

Is there a way to open an opened file in Finder? E.g. I have an open txt file, working with it and want to quickly open it in Finder. Maybe shortcut or any automator script.
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Display of downloaded files with the Dock icon

Using a Mac, with the downloads folder placed on the Dock, the downloaded files were displayed in a linear curved stack (when clicked) with the last downloaded files on the bottom and earlier ...
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how can I search for folders ending in certain characters in Finder?

Executing a Finder search for folders seems limited to searching for folder names beginning with the search term. I can't search for folder names only using a characters in the middle or end. I'm ...
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10.11.2: QuickLook and thumbnails crashing finder

I have a strange problem: Finder crashes ("not responding") after performing one of these: pressing space on a file that can be previewed with QuickLook, e.g. a sound file or an image simply ...
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OS X wont show desktop

I have upgraded to El Capitan, but I was having this problem for a while, where the desktop background doesn’t display. The folders have white letters, and the background is white, and this makes ...
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Is it impossible to delete/move a file named “␀” on mac?

When I try to move, rename, or delete a file named ␀in Finder, I get this error message: The operation can't be completed, because an unexpected error occured (error code -50). With mv, rm or ...
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AppleScript Save As Dialog in Safari Reader Save As PDF

I have an AppleScript to open move a Safari webpage into Reader view and then to Save As a PDF. I would like it to Save As the PDF with default filename, but always in the same specific location. I'm ...
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OS X give focus to a window after showing

I have noticed something that really annoys me. Say I have some applications running and then I select a particular one using Dock. This application appears on the screen but does not receive focus (...
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Browse iCloud Photos in Finder

I have an iPhone and a Mac and I am sharing all my photos on iCloud. If I am on my computer and I want to change my Facebook profile picture to a photo I took on my phone, where do I look? I have ...
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Finder Window when Uploading or Opening Files Missing Items [duplicate]

For some reason, my file window when I am opening a file/folder or uploading something the sidebar is missing a lot of items which makes navigating to my destination a pain. What am I missing? My ...