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

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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 ...
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How to add custom extension for QuickLook?

Does anybody know of a method of previewing .WebM files in QuickLook? I've searched on google but didn't find anything helpful.
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Suddenly Parallels VMs show up in Finder Shared section

I have used Parallels for a couple of years. A few days ago, nearly all of my VMs are now showing up in the Shared section of the Finder Sidwbar, even though they are not running. They show up when ...
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Is there any way to show the hidden files at the end of Finder's file list?

I have Finder set to display hidden files/folders. This is rather inconvenient when I open my home folder however, given it contains a lot of them. Is there a way to change the alphabetical sorting ...
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How to make an alias link to a Windows server folder

On our server (windows 2012) we have a folder for Scan files called server/scans/(username). I know how to setup link from windows PC so that user can access the scans. How do I setup the same thing ...
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Change background colour of Quick Look / VIew?

Selecting an image in finder and pressing space to bring up Quick Look / View is something I use all the time. However I'd prefer a med grey background colour as I work allot with transparent png's ...
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iPhoto Library no longer appears as a file [duplicate]

I copied my iPhoto Library to a PC, then back to my Mac. Now it appears as a folder rather than a file. How can I restore it back to its original settings? It seems like all the contents are still in ...
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Eject button next to disk in list view does nothing?

When I go to Computer from the Go menu in the Finder and view the list of mounted drives, I can mouse over an eject button for each removable drive (within the list of drives in the window, not the ...
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How can I get right-size this column to show entire filename?

How can I get right-size this column to show the entire filename in the Finder on Mavericks? It used to work in previous OSs. I am in column view. Right-size all columns doesn't work either. It keeps ...
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How to display the location of files with Spotlight?

When searching for a file with Spotlight (and with the Finder) I often find many different versions of the correct file name. But to choose the correct one I want to deal with, I should see its ...
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What does a darker grey arrow in finder represent?

I use Finder with the 'view as list' setting. Today I noticed that one of my folders had a darker grey arrow next to it than all the others: (The notes folder is the one with the darker arrow) I ...
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How many combinations of tags are there for a file?

With the advent of Mavericks, files don't have only labels, they have tags. You can still use it just like labels (and have the classical 'work', 'home', 'urgent', 'to file', ... tags), but it is more ...
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Mavericks cannot connect to windows share by computer name, but works fine with IP

I have a Mac Mavericks and a Windows 7 machines. On my Windows I have shared some folders, but I can only connect to them using the IP address, but not the computer name. So Finder -> Go-> ...
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Hiding files with incorrect extension

When looking for a specific type of file from an application (for instance, looking for .ai files inside Adobe Illustrator), the finder makes all the files with the wrong extension not selectable. ...
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Open all folders by another app than “Finder” in OS X 10.9 (Mac)

I have successfully removed Finder from the dock to make Forklift app (another explorer app)a permanent habit for exploring files and folders. The only issue is the folders now as double clicking on ...
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Droplet Applescript Touch

i was trying the last days to get a droplet working, which is changing the time stamp of every dropped .jpg / .tif / .dsc / .cr2 to the actual time or even a few secs earlier in Terminal. Would ...
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Full Keyboard Access not working with Finder

I'm on a MBP running OS X 10.9.2 My problem is, in short, that the "Full Keyboard Access" doesn't seem to be working for Finder--I want to be able to switch from the open directory to the Favorites ...
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Find function across all applications [duplicate]

In Safari, I do a Find on the page content for a word. Then I switch to another app, and that same word (or words) is automatically used (or changes the previous search term I had used). Any way to ...
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Unable to view mounted volume in Finder

I am unable to access data on mounted volumes in Finder on OS X Mavericks. Assuming I mounted a volume by plugging in an external USB disk. What works: The volume is listed in the Finder sidebar I ...
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Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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Mavericks Finder Sidebar Bug?

I think I noticed this in progress indicator getting misplaced from next to my Time Machine when I ejected a USB stick, but is that some sort of oddly placed AirDrop indicator? (the arrows are ...
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Permissions For Mounted Backup Disk

I just dropped a new SSD into where the optical drive was on my macbook pro. I did a clean install of 10.9, and i left the old drive as is without running migration assistance. My Old HD is now ...
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Why do I lose connection to Time Capsules, shared MacBook Pro in Finder sidebar on Mavericks?

I'm pretty sure that this problem only started -- or at least became much worse -- after I upgraded from OS X 10.8.5 to 10.9.2. I have two Time Capsules and another MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8.5) ...
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Why does the file size change when you change the “open with” option in Get Info?

Create a plain text file with the string ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ. Check the file size. It is 26 bytes, as expected. Go to Get Info, and find the pane labeled "Open with..." It says "TextEdit" by ...
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Finder folder icon showing items count when empty

In OSX 10.9.1, I have a folder on the desktop which is empty in the Finder view, but the icon info says '8 items' – see screen grab: I have checked for invisible files via search>show invisible and ...
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Context menu got empty separator

I’ve got empty lines in context menus, what is it and how could I get rid of it?
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What files do I edit to be able to maximize Finder windows to fill the screen by shift-clicking the green button?

Is there a group of files or a single file I can edit to facilitate maximizing "Finder" windows to fill the entire screen just as other application windows by shift-clicking the green plus button?
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How can I resolve this error during a dmg copy operation

I am trying to copy a 200GB dmg file between two disks (one firewire, one local) and see this error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “mbp_18_06_2011.dmg” can’t be read or ...
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Automatically connect to shared device when detected

Here is my need : I want my media center to be mounted in the /Volumes of my Macbook as soon as I turn it on. So, I need to automate the Connect as action. Users & groups > Login items only ...
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moving a file crashes Finder with kernel Code Signing error

When I move a file, either into another folder or the Trash, Finder crashes and relaunches, and the file doesn't get moved. This also happens when I try to empty the trash. Console shows a couple of ...
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Is there a quick way to take a photo from my MacBook, through Finder?

Frequently I need to add or post an image to various applications. Sometimes I want to take a simple snapshot of something in front or behind me. To do this, I need to open Photo Booth, take an ...
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Re-open network tabs in Finder

How do I restore network Finder tabs in OS X Mavericks after the computer source of the tabs has rebooted and left those tabs blank? Is there an Automator action that can populate Finder tabs with ...
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Unaccent Special characters and bulk-rename

Background I have a workflow that collects documents from various sources, converts them to PDF, OCRs them, compresses them, extracts their contents and annotations, uploads the files to a server and ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not executing service

I have a custom keyboard shortcut created for a finder service to compress selected files. However despite working once or twice when I first created it, it has no effect now. The service works ...
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Does Secure Empty Trash actually write random patterns of data?

This works by writing random patterns of data over a trashed file immediately after it has been emptied, http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/03/secure-empty-trash-mac-os-x/ Does Secure Empty Trash ...
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Some files can't be saved/updated when selected in Finder

Some times when I select files in Finder (also use TotalFinder in case it affects somehow) they are locked from changes. Saving a file (for example, from Fireworks) shows the typical "file already in ...
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Cannot arrange finder files and folder by name

In OS X 10.9.2, I cannot arrange finder's files and folder by name and the files are sorted by random alphabetical order. Is that a bug or any work around?
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iconutil ignores @1x version of 18x18 icon

I'm trying to get iconutil to create an ICNS file with the following input files: But for some reason, iconutil always omits icon_18x18.png. Can I somehow force iconutil to include it?
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Throttle local file transfer speed in OS X

I have two high speed disks (250MBps) attached to my Mac Pro. For testing purposes, I want to copy files from one disk to another, with a defined speed limit, for example 100MBps. In other words, I ...
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Can i delete .DS_Store? ~251 MB

Once i type the code into terminal to find out what is taking up 250 MB on my desktop, the hidden files are shown, i find a file called ".DS_Store" I'm a very cleany person, so I want to ask if I can ...
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How to find physical location of an application by name?

I can open Terminal and execute open -a "iPhone Simulator" and as long as the application is installed, it will launch. Is there a similar command that will return the path to the application instead ...