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

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Automator Action/Bash Script for selecting files from a list

As a part of my workflow, I often face this scenario: I have a folder with let's say, 100 files named 1.mov to 100.mov I have a list of valid files let's say, files 1.mov, 2.mov .... 15.mov (These ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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SMB share is very slow

I try to mount a SMB share in Finder but I have two problems. The time for mount is about 25s. Folder listings; very slow when there are many elements inside. The smb share is ending by .local. I ...
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How to search LaTeX -documents in Spotlight?

I have reproduced the problem now also in El Capitan with new components (motherboard, 3x SSD) in my Macbook Air 2013-mid. I have had clean installation of OS X (El Capitan, Yosemite) while doing the ...
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OS X Blu-ray support to read / write BD-R discs for data storage

What I'm looking to achieve is to write (and read) data files on BD-R discs for storage / backup / archive purposes, just like one can do with CD and DVD discs. For clarity, I am not interested in ...
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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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Location of the resource files for the spinning wait cursor?

For a presentation I am making, I want to find my Mac's system's default "Spinning Wait Cursor" resources. I was told that the cursors are in here: /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices....
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How do I make the hard drive visible in the Finder?

On OS X Lion I don't see the hard drive in the Finder and I seem to have no permission to create a folder under / from terminal. I know I can do this if I activate the root user, but I need to be ...
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What is Mac OS X Lion's Finder Font?

What is the default font that Mac OS X Lion use in it's apps, more importantly the Finder window?
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Replacement for MercuryMover

It looks like my favorite OS X "window management" app, MercuryMover, is becoming abandonware. I'm looking for a well-supported alternative. I like MercuryMover because it is keyboard-driven, has a ...
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Changing Airdrop Folder

Is there a way to change the default Airdrop location from the Downloads folder to something else? I have changed the location of many other applications, so I assume it's possible, even is possibly ...
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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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Command+tab to Finder not switching to open Finder window

I recently installed OS X El Capitan on my iMac and now, whenever I switch to my open Finder window using command-tab, I only get the Finder menu bar. The open Finder window is in the Window menu, ...
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How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder?

How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder or, in other words, have opposite effect to default option nobrowse? From mount manpage nobrowse This option indicates that the mount ...
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What are Alias and com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding data in sidebsarlists.plist

In the com.apple.sidebarlist.plist file you can find different CustomListItems for the "Favorites" items in Finder's Sidebar. For example: <dict> <key>Alias</key> <data&...
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How can I delete Time Machine backups, moved into trash?

I was going to delete the Time Machine backups. I made a mistake and instead of deleting them using Time Machine, I just moved the Backups.backupdb folder to the trash. Now, if I try to empty the ...
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Finder: why is a *.wmv movie a “document” and not a movie? Howto correct?

See screen shot of my Finder settings all folders and movies (flv, divx, mkv and mov) are correct categorized, only *.wmv file is a document. Should be movie. Howto correct that? > ls -l@ *....
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Cleaning Chromium based browser (Citrio)

I'm currently trying to "clean" the Citrio browser of the extensions that are visible (maybe more that are hidden, but I'll investgate later). These extensions cannot be deleted by simply clicking on ...
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How can I open a Terminal window directly from my current Finder location?

I was wondering if there was any was I could right click inside any instance of a "Finder" window such that I have an option that says "Open Terminal Here". It would be really helpful.
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Is there a way to auto mount SMB storage without nobrowse option?

I want to create an permanent SMB mount and read SMB storage in Finder. So I read following articles. Create a Permanent SMB Mount in OSX (Updated) Automounting NFS share in OS X into /Volumes ...
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Toggle Hidden Files without Relaunching Finder

I'm pretty new here, and I looked for an answer to this question, and found some answers but none seemed to work for me. I want to be able to run an applescript that toggles hidden files and ...
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Hiding finder preview panel… forever

I'm not sure why but quite recently Finder likes to show me the Preview panel on new Finder windows. I've tried every method I could find: Hiding the preview. Close the finder and open a new ...
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External Hard Drive Not Showing Up after dragging it to Terminal?

So from the left side of the Finder I accidentally dragged my external hard drive and now it doesn't appear there. I would like to see it there, I know it's reading it because I did an ls /Volumes and ...
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Finder Error 36 with SMB, not with CIFS

I have the following problem with a client's infrastructure: When a network share is mounted using the SMB protocol (via the "go to -> connect to server" function in finder), Finder displays an error ...
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Open Finder window from current Terminal location?

If I am in a specific path in a Terminal window, how can I open that same window in a new Finder window? Note: This is the opposite of opening a Terminal from Finder.
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Set the default search to current folder?

The Finder's search bar is an integral part of my workflow. I am constantly using it to search the contents of files within various folders. However, typing into this bar always searches the entire ...
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USB drive not showing on my MAC after using it on widows!

I have noticed this on my pin drives and also my external hard desk. they were perfectly working fine on my mac pro, and then after using them on my friend's windows they don't show up again on my ...
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Can't change user for network share - always guest

I'm trying to login to a local share to make file changes which requires more than guest access. I've tried comm-K server login for both afp & smb, with and without: afp://username:*...
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Can't change color default folders yosemite 10.10.2

I've got a brand new mac with Yosemite 10.10.2 but like everybody I just hate that blue color of the folders I'm looking for a proper way to change ALL folders's color I've seen that http://...
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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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Applescript with get every file loop fails

I want to run a script on all files with two specific extensions on a disk with a hierarchy of multiple nested folders. My script works fine when I choose a folder further down the line with fewer ...
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Need tighter connection with my Time Capsule as external drive

I am not familiar with the right jargong or semantics but will try to explain it as well as possible. I have a Time Capsule which I use as an external drive to save media. I use a MacBook to access ...
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How can I create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?

I want to add a Finder shortcut to my Launchpad, but I am unable to do it. Is there any way to create an alias for Finder in OS X El Capitan?
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Cannot restart Mac, Finder issues in El Capitan

I've been having some issues with an iMac running El Capitan. The issue seems to be Finder. I tried leaving it to shut down by itself overnight to no avail. On occasion I get this message: The ...
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How do I display file names in an encoding other than UTF-8?

I have a couple of files/directories that are named in GBK. I think because finder assumes UTF-8 encoding, all of those file names are displayed as gibberish. How do I make Finder display their file ...
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How to make the “Pictures” folder a folder again

Question: Is it possible to change a package directory into an ordinary directory, and how? Context: I was copying an old iPhoto library to my "~/Pictures" folder from an external drive, but I ...
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Wrong number of items displayed when moving or copying files

When copying or moving files in Yosemite, Finder says it is preparing (for example) 400 items, when there is actually only 200 items in the folder. This has been happening a lot recently, on both my ...
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Fastest way to disable daemons gone wild; how to know if attempts to interrupt will break app?

As software advances so do the installers, which have become vehicles for all kinds of needless bloat ware. I do not believe this to be an inevitably, its possible for software to progress without ...
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Is there a way to increase the speed of the “hover open folder” thing when drag and dropping?

So when you drag and drop a file, while you are still holding it, you can move the file to say on a folder and hover there for like 2 seconds and that will open up the folder for you and you can ...
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How to remove an icon from launchpad that does not appear in the Finder?

I have moved an installer into the launchpad (uTorrent-Installer). The problem is that I would like to remove it now but as it is an installer it doesn't appear in "Applications" in the Finder. I can'...
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My Finder is not responding and there are no documents on Desktop after downloading OS X Yosemite

I've just upgraded my Macbook Pro (15 inch, mid 2009) to OS X Yosemite and it is running slowly and my Finder is not responding at all and none of my documents are on my Desktop. I have tried taking ...
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Finder quit unexpectedly

I've got an issue where Finder quits at startup and then every 2-5 seconds after. Problem details and system config are as follows: Process: Finder [3103] Path: /System/Library/...
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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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Why does the icon of a PC show a blue screen?

So in Finder, Mac finds a Windows PC in the Network. When I right click on it and click Get Info, I see an icon that shows a computer monitor with a blue screen. By blue screen I mean a crashed PC. ...
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How to set default finder window size?

How do I set the default size of my finder window to a size of my choice? Currently each time I open a finder window, it opens up in a very small size and I have to adjust it before I can start ...
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Mac OS X Finder filter image by orientation

How can I filter images by orientation in Finder to show only portrait/vertical images or only landscape/horizontal images?
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Quicklook not updating when file changed

Back on Snow Leopard, if I was viewing an image file (e.g. png) using Quick Look and the file changed on disk, the preview would instantly update. I found this very useful, and ended up writing a lot ...
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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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“File Open” dialog is missing sidebar items

I'm having the strangest issue since updating to OS X El Capitan. My "Open File" dialogs show the sidebar but all my main (and useful) locations are missing. Take a look at this screenshot. This ...
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Where is my missing drive space?

I have a 2012 Mac mini running the latest Yosemite that I use as a server for file sharing, FileMaker, calibre, Time Machine and Plex. The Finder reports that the internal drive has a capacity of 499....