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

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OS X Finder sorting by date shows some files with incorrect metadata

Is there any logic behind OS X's file sorting patterns? Here is a screenshot of two file dialogs open side by side: Why on the left it is labeled as "no date" and on the right it is "today"? What ...
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Finder crashing on 10.6.8 (Snow Leo)

I am running 10.6.8 (Snow Leo) on a 2010 Mac Pro. The finder frequently crashes and restarts when I try to scroll through the finder view just looking at the list of files. I've gone to the ...
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why cannot I edit my `hosts` file?

I'm trying to edit my hosts file, because doing ssh <some host in hosts> fails to translate to ip. according to the Finder UI it is found under: however when trying to run cat hosts from the ...
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Why can't Finder be closed using command+q? [closed]

command+q has no effect on Finder, which means there is no way of closing a whole Finder window using a keyboard shortcut. Instead, you have to use command+w to close all of its tabs one by one. I ...
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How to stop Finder crashing in Yosemite?

As with a lot of posts my Finder constantly crashes. I've de-coupled Dropbox and Google Drive. I've deleted Finder preferences and it's still the same. Here's a screenshot of Diagnostics filtered ...
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How to configure the status bar?

Does anybody know how to configure the status bar (bar size, icons and font size, and so on)? I'd like to do it while keeping the screen resolution, of course. I've browsed and searched both Ask ...
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How to open the finder as root [closed]

I'm back some twenty years after my last Mac. I've got a brand new iMac running Yosemite and I do need to access an external HD formatted on (Gnu/Linux) ext4 (a journaling file system). I downloaded a ...
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Including Python Script Dependencies (virtualenv contents) in Platypus

I'm trying to turn a python script into a OS X App that you can run directly from Finder. I'm trying out Platypus, which seemed like the simplest option. The problem I'm running into is with the ...
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Invisible folder after usage of trash-cli

Recently, I decided to install trash-cli on my MacBook Pro after using it successfully on my Ubuntu machine. To set it up I ran the following commands. git clone ...
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Is there any way to not boot Finder at startup?

Is there a way in OS X to change the desktop from Finder to something else (for example KDE from Fink)? Basically, I want Finder to not boot up at startup, so no icons, no dock (but keep the menu ...
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How does one add a custom iCloud Drive folder to the Finder Favorites sidebar?

Recently, I upgraded to iCloud Drive and began storing a number of files in it. I created a new folder in iCloud Drive (not one of the default "Pages" or "TextEdit" folders) and put my files in it. ...
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Is there any way to get a path to a file in the GUI in Yosemite?

In Mavericks it was simple: click "Get Info" on any file and you could copy/paste the file path. This is no longer included in Yosemite. I need to need to copy/paste paths frequently, like ...
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How can I add “.mp4” to the end of multiple files in a folder?

I just received a bunch of videos (for editing) and something weird happened. I was told the files are .mp4, but when I received them they did not have a filetype assigned to them. I can add ...
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Yosemite won't uncompress .zip files when I double-click on them

I recently upgraded to Yosemite (10.10.1). Today I tried to unzip a .zip file for the first time since upgrading. I already had 4 or so unzipping apps that worked just fine on my previous OS X, so I ...
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Icon for CD drive disappears and reappears every few seconds

In one of our company MacBooks (MacBook7,1), the CD drive acts weirdly - any time a CD is inserted, the icon will appear for a few seconds in the desktop and finder, then disappear for another few ...
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Finder Problem - USB drive opening in separate window for every folder

Whenever I connect my USB drive or insert a disc and view the contents every folder is opened in a separate window, how do I prevent this? 'Open folders in tabs instead of new windows' in the Finder ...
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Is it possible to map doubleclick on folders in Finder List View to Expand/Collapse triangle?

I really hate all these windows cluttering the desktop, and spring-loading isn't a big help. So to have a more Windows-Exploreresque view, I try to use the collapse/expand triangles in List view only, ...
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how to find files with .j or .jp extension

I have some image files that have a messed up extension. The files are of the following format: "filename." "filename.j" "filename.jp" I need to find all these files which are in several folders and ...
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Why does the Finder sometimes refuse to receive a drag-and-drop of a URL from a web browser?

For years I've been annoyed by how most of the time I can drag the favicon from a web browser's address bar to a window in the Finder to create a bookmark file but sometimes the Finder has a tantrum, ...
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Yosemite (10.10) Finder Freezes in Column View

In Yosemite (present in 10.10.0 and 10.10.1) Finder regularly and repeatedly (not just randomly) freezes when in column view. I always use column view by default, so it happens often. It seems to ...
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How to easily clean up photo folder using Finder?

I am using OSX already for a couple of years, but I still have trouble finding a good workflow for cleaning up photos in a folder using Finder. What I like to do is view each of the photos and delete ...
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seagate harddrive won't show in finder, appears in disk utility, can't mount

My hard drive seems shows up in disk utility but not in finder. All my finder preferences are set correctly. The partition does not seem to want to mount. Here are the errors found in the console ...
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Yosemite Finder Column View Modified Timestamp

Upon updating to Yosemite, My finder column view preview window displays the Modified and Last Opened options as "Today" or "Yesterday" etc. I need to see what time yesterday in the column view ...
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Can I launch the File (Save/Open) Dialog from the command line?

Bash and vim's file completion facilities are effective for navigating through a few levels of a directory structure, but can be cumbersome when working with unfamiliar directories. Alternatively, I ...
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Keeping Finder in sync with changes made in Terminal?

Until Yosemite, I could work in the Terminal and file system changes would be immediately updated in Finder. Now, however, Finder seems to be out of sync with the filesystem. Finder shows files I have ...
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Path Finder 7: Using Terminal at bottom - not able to place @ sign

I am having troubles to place the normal @ (at) sign in the terminal in path finder. I do have German keyboard Layout, which means the @ sign is "option/alt + L". Simply nothing happens. Did someone ...
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Multiple empty Chrome/Google setup volumes in root Finder folder

Unknown Reason for Excessive repetitive removable volumes with either no files inside or inaccessible directories. I have been getting these artifacts as seen in the image since installing OS X ...
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Any way you can sort Finder's Recent Folders menu by order of recent folder access?

As the title suggests, I'm having difficulties understanding why the Go > Recent Folders menu doesn't show recent folders in (duh) recently accessed order. It sorts the folders alphabetically, which ...
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Remove eject button from finder

I accidentally ejected an external drive in the finder, is there an option to hide or remove/disable eject button from finder?
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Finder: unlock files grid in folders

Using Finder: In some folders, I can move the files around. Place them where I want in that folder. This is very good for the eyes, when the folder holds many files and only a handfuld om them are ...
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Can the excessively limited “Recent Items” list be adjusted to include more document types?

Recent Items under the Apple menu or in the Dock could be an excellent way to quickly access files that you have been working with recently. Alas, it's functionality is destroyed by obvious document ...
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How to set HTML-files icon to default?

I have a problem with icons in files. Particularly it's only HTML files. I uninstalled Coda 2 app (deleting all relevant info, also clear my cash) and continue to use Sublime Text 3. But I have this ...
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How to move automator “Folder actions” workflow to desired folder?

Similar topics was discussed here. But the solution provided there was to right click on file name and select location (Automator 2.3), however that option was not present in Automator 2.3. ...
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Can I search for folders of a certain size (say more than xxx mb)

I am cleaning up a bit. I know how to search for files of a certain size (see below). Is there a way to search for folders above a certain size? Shell commands are ok, but gui is preferred. To search ...
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Alfred command: switch finder directory in same window

I am an avid user of the launch application Alfred. I already have key bindings to open specific directories but when initiated, they always open the directory in a new finder window. Im looking for ...
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Where do Folders Removed from the Finder Sidebar end up?

I just removed two document folders from my Sidebar in Finder, and now I can't find them! Any ideas on where they could have ended up? Thanks! Emma
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My iMac appears multiple times in Finder under “Shared” [duplicate]

Running OS X 10.10.1 on an iMac. Under "Shared" in Finder, my iMac shows up 6 times (e.g. iMac iMac(2) iMac (3) etc) as servers on the network, which don't exist and connection attempts fail. Why are ...
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Unable to connect to Seagate goflex_home network share in mac

I have a 2TB GoFlex Home Network Share. I'm able to connect and access it using my windows machines and as well as using my ipad. I'm not able to connect it via mac using finder, smb. The browser is ...
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Has file copy dialog disappeared in OS X Yosemite?

I recently upgraded to OS X Yosemite, and I noticed that the file copy dialog in Finder seems to have disappeared. Instead, I am shown greyed out entries of the files being copied in the destination ...
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MacBook Air shows up multiple times under shares in Finder [duplicate]

I upgraded to Yosemite recently. Now if I look at my iMac in Finder, I can see my MacBook wir multiple times as "MacBookRR", "MacBookRR (1)", "MacBookRR (2)" and so on. It seems every time I log in to ...
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Finder tags on Time Capsule files

I have a folder with files on my Time Capsule. As I know I can set the tags for files and quickly find all files by tag just clicking on the tag on the sidebar of Finder. All works fine except the ...
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Why is emptying the trash so much slower than rm?

If there are a lot of files in the trash, sometimes the Finder will display a progress bar saying (for example) "Preparing to delete 62,736 files", then another progress bar for the actual deletion. ...
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Move files using shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac

Does anyone know here how to move files using just shortcut keys in Forklift for Mac? I just don't like to click File > Move to, to move files/folders from one tab to another. I think there's a short ...
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Editing Finder Favorites

I am trying to edit one of the names of a Favorite in the Favorites List in Finder. In most parts of OSX, one can simply position the cursor to the name and and editing box opens up, but not here. Any ...
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Rename/delete files in Mac OS X save window

Is it somehow possible to rename/delete/copy files when saving a file and the Finder window pops up? I know you can do it with Windows, is it possible with Mac OS X?
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Mountain Lion — Finder always freezing

I'm on 10.8.2. Finder always freezes. I have way more CPU and memory than this OS needs. It's only Finder. CPU usage spikes, spinning beachball, the whole thing. I cleared all my caches, disabled ...
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Is there a way to force the system to immediately reflect a replaced icns resource of an app?

I have programmatically replaced an app's icon with the icon from another app (see code below). Now I want the change to propagate (visually) right away™ … But the former app still keeps showing the ...
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Always Automatically 'Right-Size' All Finder Window Columns Individually?

Is there a way to make all Finder Column Views automatically 'right-size' all of their columns individually by default in OS X 10.10.x 'Yosemite?'
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Disassociated custom icon files

I have a project with a number of folders using custom icons. When cloning or pulling the project via git, it turns the icon resource fork of each folder into a file called "Icon?" (where the ? stands ...
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Can a Yosemite extension enable itself without the user turning it on?

I'm working on Yosemite Finder sync extension, and I need to know if I'm able to enable it by myself without forcing users to turn it on. I've noticed that on start it writes message into log: PM ...