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

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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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How do I remove crashplan from my Mac

I recently tried out CrashPlan on my Macbook, but I decided not to go through with that. However, now that I'm not going to be using CrashPlan after all, I can't figure out how to remove their app ...
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Find all hidden “.idea” folders in system [duplicate]

I am using PHPStorm 8 for programming. PHPStorm automatically creates a hidden folder called ".idea", where all project-specifiy settings are stored. How am I able to find all these ".idea" folders ...
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Finder Slow in iCloud Drive Folder

I've been using iCloud Drive for a while now on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I primarily use it for storing Office documents, etc., and have had no issues with it to this point. Today I noticed that ...
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Visualise on a map the location of the photos inside a folder

Is there a software that I can point to a folder to see a map of the area of all the pictures present in that folder? With tiny thumbnails or dots. Similar to what can be done directly on the iPhone, ...
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My NAS connected through AFP or SMB takes really long to load some folder?

I have a Thecus NAS N5550 connected to my Mac. When I open the folders it sometimes takes up to 30 seconds until i see anything in the folder. I'm using the newest version of OSX what is going on?
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200GB of lost space! Difference in file size between finder and disk utility

I have installed yosemite and I am trying to have a backup using time machine. Time machine gives an error that the external drive size is not sufficient. And here begins the adventure... I have an ...
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How can I connect to NFS from finder?

When I'm reading this guide it seems to be quite straightforward. http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18705?viewlocale=en_US But I was expecting to be typing the ip address. I don't understand what they ...
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What is wrong with “compress” option?

In finder, I can cntrl + click on a file and click "compress"... Sometimes. It seems that randomly the option just won't show up and I have to open a new finder window, or duplicate the folder first, ...
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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Sort files by name length in finder?

I want to be able to find all mp3 files with exactly 4 letters so i can highlight them and open them up in ITunes. How do I do this? I recently copied mp3s from my iPod to my mac. These files are all ...
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Show/Hide hidden files without restarting finder?

I came to understand that the following is the way to toggle the visibility of hidden files: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES # replace YES with NO to hide hidden files killall ...
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What is /System/Library/CoreServices/WiFiAgent.app?

Recently, I've been a bit worried about malware, so I've been examining my system and searching for out-of-place applications/programs, and this one stood out. For one, when looking at the file in ...
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Finder won't remember window size in Yosemite

In previous versions there was a way to set the window configuration as default. But now in Yosemite they seem to have got rid of this option. There is however a way to make it remember for a while ...
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Hide .DS_Store and .localized from Desktop only without 3rd party app

There is an app called XtraFinder which does exactly that - it shows hidden files while it can still hide those two files from Desktop only. Is it possible to do something like that without ...
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Hide doesn't work (intermittently) on Microsoft Office applications

I find it SO annoying when Command + h doesn't hide an application. Somehow Microsoft's developers seemed to find a way to break that functionality on most Office apps. Anyone know why this is? ...
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How To Open System Directories In Finder Without Opening A New Finder Tab

In the finder I made hidden directories visible. The odd thing is that any system directory (IE one whose name starts with a ".") I can't open them by double-clicking on them. Instead I have to right ...
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Installing system files in home directory?

I know that many of the directories in /System/Library/ have analogues in /Library/, and a fewer several have analogues in ~/Library/ as well. I also know that in at least some cases, when the system ...
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Google Chrome empty Finder window

Today without (yet) no evident change in my working Mac running Mountain Lion (10.8.5) I saw at least 10 times an empty window pop up on top of my working environnment.. At each of these events, I ...
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Restore functionality of Escape key in Finder (Mavericks)

It's always been possible to remove focus from all selected files in Finder by pressing the ⎋ Escape key. It would appear that this is no longer possible in OS X Mavericks. I navigate the Finder ...
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Anyone know of a Finder replacement?

I am starting to dislike the Finder. Does anybody know of a good Finder replacement, something Unixy or Nexty which will still work with all Mac OS X applications?
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Create a line separation for finder in the dock? (osx 10.10)

I was wondering if it would be possible to create a line separator for the finder app, just like the one found next to the trash can? The only behaviour difference that I'd like is for the line to ...
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Finder doesnt work since Yosemite

Has anyone experienced any issues with using finder since updating to Yosemite? Since updating, i cant open finder whatsoever. I click on the icon and the pc just hangs up and in activity monitor, ...
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Prevent changing default app for some file extensions

Is there anyway to prevent that whatever app change the default app for some kind of files? As an example, my default app for movies (mp4, mkv, avi, ...) is VLC, and I don't want this to be changed ...
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Drag & Drop vs mv - Any difference?

Is there a difference between bulk-moving files with Drag & Drop vs mv? Use case: Volume External_Drive_A has about 8000 files totalling 9GB. External_Drive_B has 74GB of free space. The desired ...
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Finder not showing toolbar and sidebar sometimes

I'm running OS X 10.8.2 with TotalFinder. Recently, when launching Finder from dock stacks—for instance, the Downloads folder—by clicking the "Open in Finder", the toolbar and sidebar are both hidden ...
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Is there a way to remotely restart Finder (or wake-up the desktop) from SSH?

Over the last few months I've found my MacBook Pro is getting increasingly unwilling to wake-up if it's gone to sleep of it's own accord - not when I put it to sleep deliberately, but when the machine ...
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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Finder doesn't launch when a specific user logs in

There are three user accounts on a system running Yosemite 10.10.1. When a specific user logs in, Finder does not start. The keyboard shortcut for Force Quit (Command-Option-Escape) works, but ...
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Multiple Monitors - Finder opens to wrong one

I have my MBP connected to an external Monitor. Displays are being extended. When opening Finder, it defaults to open to the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Can I change this behavior ...
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Accidentally deleted Applications link in Favorites in Finder

I accidentally deleted the Applications link in Favorites in Finder. (I dragged it into the Terminal hoping to do a cd to the Applications folder---not that that matters.) How can I restore it?
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Since when is it possible to CMD-Q Finder?

I am on OSX 10.10.1. As of very recently (can't be more than a couple of days, else I would've noticed it sooner I think), I am able to quit the Finder by hitting ⌘-Q, which will quit the Finder app, ...
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Unremovable directory

I have a problem with a seemingly unremovable directory/bundle. I moved Spotify.app from /Applications to the Trash and later tried to empty the Trash. The empty trash progress bar shows up but then ...
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Quickly open your favorite folders on OS X?

What are the options which would be faster than opening Finder and browsing the folder, to open it? (I like to keep the desktop completely clean so will avoid Desktop shortcuts if other options are ...
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OS X Lion - Please help me understand Finder “Find”

I'm a long-time Mac user, but for some reason I can't get my mind around this. Maybe I'm missing something incredibly obvious. Baseline: When I choose Finder->File->Find, I get a window titled ...
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How to prevent Finder from waking up the second hdd?

I do use a SSD+HDD setup on MBP but from time to time Finder is trying to access files from the HDD and is waking it up. I'm not saying about usual cases, this happens even when I do nothing. Doing ...
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Finder does not sort correctly in mavericks

I have both 'sort by' and 'arrange by' sorted as last opened and still finder is not showing the files and folders correctly. e.g., I have some documents made in 2014 but finder shows those ...
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Using a keyword that contains a space in a Spotlight search?

I'd like to run a Spotlight search to find all email messages that contain a specific attachment: attachment names:screenshot I tried the keyword "attachment names" in the Spotlight search window ...
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How to display icons in finder in newest to oldest order in a grid?

Is there a way to make the finder show icons in newest to oldest order in a grid? As it is when I pick "View->As Icons" and then "View->Arrange By->Date Modified" the finder displays them in long ...
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How to fix Time Capsule causing slowdown on file dialogs?

I've got a fairly recent model Time Capsule running backup for my Macbook Pro (Late 2013). Ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've noticed an occasional slow down when bringing up a file open or save ...
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Equivalent to CMD-clicking on a webpage title in Safari 8 on Yosemite

In previous versions of Safari one could CMD-click on the webpage title at the top of Safari's window and get a menu with the website's folder hierarchy. For example if you're at ...
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Why are these date-stamped docs sorted by name length, not numerical order?

Here's a list of docs with date stamps at the end of the filename. Some contained typos (which I'm about to fix) causing them to be one character longer than the others. This extra character changed ...
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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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All my Folder and Application icons disappeared in Finder

I've been using Yosemite happily since it was released, but yesterday all my icons disappeared. See the attached screenshots. My dock only shows the icon for the Finder, and within Finder itself none ...
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Finder on Yosemite misbehaves: doubled text, blank windows, lack of updates

Since updating to Yosemite, Finder has been acting strangely. I can usually get it to show a normal-looking and -behaving window for a few operations, and then the window will either: Be blank, ...
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How do I keep QTKitServer (QuickLook Helper) CPU usage from exploding out of control? OR How do I disable QuickLook entirely?

I've been watching lots of .MKVs lately, opened from the Finder. In Column View, when you single-click any file, QuickLook will load a viewable thumbnail into the next column over. This causes ...
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Finder takes long time to load some folders

When opening some folders, the Finder takes a long time (30-60 seconds) to load all the files in it. Specifically, these folders typically contain 10-50 PHP files (which are text files), each about 10 ...
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Disable Quicklook for certain filetypes

We have a few Mac's that choke on folders that have a lot of .TIFF files in them. The quicklookd process, and Quicklook Helper processes skyrocket in RAM and CPU usage. I'd like to keep quicklook ...
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external hard drive found only by disk utility, cannot eject or mount

I'm using a Seagate GoFlex that seems to have encountered some trouble. The drive does not appear on the desktop or Finder. I've double checked that Finder > Preferences allows for it to appear in ...
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How to exclude Mail messages from Finder search?

I want to exclude Mail messages from showing up in Finder search. ->FINDER, NOT SPOTLIGHT<- I have asked this question on other platforms, and I have found the emphasis is very necessary. Yes, ...