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

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Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks

<rant>I wish I never upgraded to OS X 10.9, it is so buggy!! But the alternative to stick with the unpatched earlier version of OS X was not a solution! Anyway, so I am on this crappy Mavericks ...
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How can I configure OS X server to advertise SMB over bonjour?

We have an OS X mac mini server that stores/shares our files and our Time Machine backups (which is why AFP needs to be enabled). We were having issues with AFP and network files being held open ...
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Create 'New Email with Attachment (via web-based Gmail)' option in Finder?

I use the web version of Gmail (www.gmail.com; as opposed to a offline email client). I frequently send files as attachments. I would like to be able to right-click on a file on Finder and, with one ...
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How to Open .dist extension as folder on Mac OS X?

I'am currently developing Java application with Eclipse IDE and having this folder named "workspace.dist". This contains the deployed portlet to be deployed to a framework. Now my problem is, Mac OS ...
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Perian gave Finder broken 'click to preview' UI feature. Now, how do I get rid of it?

I understand that Perian is (a) not being developed by its creators anymore and (b) it doesn't work on 10.9/Mavericks even though someone appears to releasing updates to it on GitHub (gathering from ...
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Applying finder tags to applications - What are the consequences?

I'm trying to put Maveric's new feature - Finder Tags - to a good use, so I have a bunch of installed applications, some I have read/write permissions but for some others I don't (All apps installed ...
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com.apple.IconServices is causing high CPU usage and Finder problems in Mavericks. How to fix this?

In OS X Mavericks, com.apple.IconServices seems to be causing almost 100% CPU usage and is causing Finder to become unresponsive (the "beach ball"). This happens periodically, usually when accessing a ...
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External Drive doesn't want to live in sidebar

I have a remote hard drive (afp/smb) that won't live in the finder sidebar. Actually I have two, and one simply will not live in the finder sidebar. Everything else seems to function normally, ...
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Swap default ⌘-drag for move vs copy for files on different volumes

How to change the default drag and drop to a different volume in OSX from copy to move without CMD key? Nice would be if the current default action (copy) would happen if the CMD key was held down. I ...
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Automator get first 3 letters of parent folder

How do i get the first 3 letters of the parent folder im creating a folder in with automator im designing a Automator service to create a project folder in the folder of a client and I want to append ...
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Mount Folder in Maverick

I want to mount a folder to another folder. My reasoning is: I have a free box.net account with 50GB, but it does not include versioning. So I would like to put the folder under git. But I do not want ...
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Open finder windows full screen by default

Mavericks enables me to make my finder windows full-screen. It's awesome. When I first open a finder window, it opens by default as a small window on my desktop. I then have to click the arrows to ...
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Automator rename finder item date and time

I want to use automator to create a project folder with a Automator service, but i like to add the month and year (with two decimals) not the day, month and whole year. want i can creatie is ...
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Custom Finder sidebar icon gets stretched

Yesterday, I installed and configured Netatalk 3 on my Raspberry Pi in order to be able to mount it as an AFP share. Today I got fed up with how it looked in Finder's sidebar, so I set out to create ...
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How can I rotate my images directly from the finder?

I would like to rotate my images directly from the Finder. The best would be one of these: a button to click in the menu bar of every Finder's window a button to click in Quicklook But, if it ...
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PSP E1004 Not Recognized on iMac

I have a Old PSP E1004 i bought in another country. I've connected the PSP to the USB Port. I've tried charging the PSP, Finder won't recognize my PSP. I don't have a charger to it. Can anyone help ...
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Sorting in Finder is out of order when using “Save As” or “Open” from another application

The sorting in Finder works whenever I open Finder. However, it behaves quite strangely when I am using another application. Here is an example: Example: When using Chrome, upon hitting ⌘+S, I am ...
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Automator application needs to ignore all files that aren't EPS

I've made an application that I drop EPS files on and it makes two copies and renames them and transfers them to SMB shares. But sometimes when I have more than one file selected in other windows, ...
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How to open a searched file in Finder?

When I search a file in Spotlight, it provides me a good result. But the problem is that I want to open the file in Finder, instead of directly opening the file in an application. How can I open in ...
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Open Office files from Finder in the same screen

When opening files from a Finder window, I want them to open in the active Space, regardless of the application already being open on another Space. Instead, they open in whatever Space already ...
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Seemingly random apps have a slash through their icons

My Mac hung overnight and was in a bad enough place that I had to power cycle it this morning. When it came back up, I logged in and found that a number of the apps in my dock had a slash through ...
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Built in FTP client (cmd + k) - can't upload files (Mavericks)

I have just found out that I can enter a built-in FTP client on my Mac by simply pressing ^ Ctrl + K. Great thing! But after I have successfully connected to my server and a 'folder' with files ...
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External FW HDD not showing up in Finder, but still functional in FCP 7

Okay, so this has been a very baffling issue... We have two OWC Mercury Elite Pro hard drives that have been perfectly functional since we got them a few months ago. We recently upgrade to 10.9 on ...
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RW mounted NTFS drive not shown in finder

I mounted my NTFS drive in OSX with UUID=<some-uuid> none ntfs rw,auto,nobrowse in fstab, but finder does not show the drive. I can do open /Volumes/drivename and will see the files and can ...
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Finder Global Grid Setting

I'm running the latest version of mavericks and was just wondering if there is a way to set a grid sizes globally so that spaces between folder and files is the same throughout finder? At the moment ...
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Can't delete file on external USB drive

I am running Mavericks on a Mac Mini. I was attempting to move my iPhoto library to a different Mac by copying it onto an external USB drive. The iPhoto Library is 98GB. I left it running for 3 ...
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Cannot connect to Mac Mini Server; Finder jumping around

I have a unique issue; while trying to connect to a Mac Mini Server on WiFi with my macbook the server shows up, but when I go to connect to the server Finder jumps the selection up to the top of the ...
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Hide globally specific files [duplicate]

I ran in the terminal: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES and I wonder how to hide some files like: .localized and DS_Store as they are messing around on desktop and other ...
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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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OSX file navigation for pictures like windows

In windows I can hold control and use my arrow keys. When I find a file I want to be included in the group selection I hit the space bar(I think this is how it works) and it will add to the selected ...
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How to hide non-openable in the finder while using an application to browse/open

For example, in the following picture. I am using TeXstudio to open a .tex file. After pressing Cmd-O, the files with extensions that are not in the extension drop-down menu ("TeX files (*.tex, *.bib, ...
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Accidentally created a folder containing a copy of itself and so on

I have a folder MyProject. It's an Xcode project folder (not sure if relevant). I am well aware that this folder is around 800MB. Recently I noticed that Get Info said that it was 17GB large. I ...
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Expand spring-loaded folders instead of opening new window

Is there any way to get Finder to expand a folder (that is, rotate the arrow/triangle to the left of the folder to point down and show the folder's contents) instead of opening a new window? The last ...
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move a file, replacing existing (if any), ideally by putting existing in the trash

I am trying to find a way to automatically (without user intervention) move a file from A to B, replacing B if it exists, ideally by putting the existing copy of B into the appropriate Trash folder. ...
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Can't get folder to inherit permissions on add no matter what I try

This is the Parent Folder: This is a folder I just added to the parent folder: I've been trying for hours to get the permissions on the New Folder to inherit from it's Parent folder. This is ...
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Logic 9.1.1 with snow loepard OSX 10.8.2

I've just bought a Mac 4 and loaded in Logic 9.1.1, all semed well until I tied to open Logic in my applications folder and it said ' I can't use this version of the application Logic pro with this ...
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`LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed with error -1712 for the file </path/to/folder>` when I attempt `open .`

I suddenly came across this error when I attempted to do open . to open the current directory in Finder, a command that I use quite frequently: ysim:~/Downloads$ open . LSOpenURLsWithRole() failed ...
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How to browse /usr in an Open File dialog?

I came to the necessity of browsing and picking up a file from /usr while using some programming tools, but I cannot do so because /usr seems to be hidden from Open File dialog. Is there any ...
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Mavericks makes files synced to SMB share hidden

I have a script running by a LaunchAgent to sync a directory with a remote share. This script is fairly simple, I'll include it here just so nobody suspects the script. #!/bin/bash # Hjälpskript ...
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Trash log in Mac OS X?

My friend accidentally deleted (moved to Trash) all the files listed in "All my files" in Finder. Instead of using the "put back" option, he moved these files from Trash to Desktop using Finder. Now ...
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Creating .DS_Store Files to Prevent Icon Previews

I'm interested in knowing if there are any ways to intentionally create a .DS_Store for use in preventing the display of icon previews? Basically I have a network volume with lots of images and ...
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Finder Instantly Crashing

Finder crashes as soon as I open it, In addition to this, when I plugged my iPod into my Mac, that started crashing too and now doesn't boot. Crash logs: http://pastebin.com/TCa9CaC3
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Finder open new Finder tab in the same directory

Is it possible to configure finder in Mavericks to open new tab (by clicking plus sign or cmd+t) in the same directory by default?
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Play a sound alert when Finder is done copying files

I would like Finder to play a sound alert when it is done copying files. How can I do this? I'm using Mavericks.
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Can I create a keyboard shortcut to lock a file in Finder?

I'm constantly opening Info panes so that I can lock the currently selected files in Finder. Keeping the Info pane open is no longer good enough; it gets cumbersome to manage with multiple desktops ...
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Fastest and safest way to copy massive data from one external drive to another

I need to be able to copy about 2TB of data from an external drive (single USB external disk) to a another external drive (Drobo attached via Firewire). Finder is not an option. If it hits any ...
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Mavericks 10.9.1 - Copies fail *after* the data has been actually moved

I'm suddenly having a very strange problem on Mavericks. When copying large files around my system, between local disks or to and from my NAS server, I randomly get a failure stating "The file ... ...
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Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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Edit contents of file from Finder with text editor

As a developer I need to constantly be examining/editing the contents of text files, and opening them from Finder and the command line. I would like to right click the file in finder, and have the ...
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Why is one specific shared folder not visible in finder

Using SMB to connect to a Windows shared folder and there is a specific folder inside that share that does not show up in the Finder. A couple odd points to this: I can ls from the terminal and the ...