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

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How do I merge folders using finder? [duplicate]

I have a folder (let's name it main-folder and it's mounted via smb) that contains lots of files and subfolders. I want to copy half of the contents of main-folder to a local subfolder (let's call it ...
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Mountain Lion-password prompts

How do I stop Mountain Lion from asking me to put in my password everytime I want to move/change folders/files etc? An example is "Finder want to make changes. Please enter your password to allow ...
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How to use wildcard in Finder search?

How the find files with wildcard in Finder? Which wildcards does Finder support?
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How do I access certain directories from the finder?

I would like to be able to do something simple such as open up a finder and be able to select files that are in '~/' or '/' Is there a simple way to go about doing this? For instance, sometimes I ...
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OSX Applications folder window has become 'unsortable'

OSX 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) My Applications folder has recently become unsortable when it's open in Finder. That is, all the various headers of each column in the Applications window are flat white ...
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On Mavericks, in the Finder in List view, column widths keep changing

I'm on OS X Mavericks. In Finder, I use the "List" view. In this view, since upgrading to Mavericks, the column widths keep changing. Basically, the Name column expands to fill the window up, when you ...
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How do I get OS X 10.8.x to keep Finder windows open after a restart?

I just installed OS X 10.8.x on my Mac. An annoying thing I've discovered is that, whenever I restart the computer, it closes all the windows I have open in Finder. This is extremely annoying as I ...
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Is there an app that helps you move files without drag-and-drop?

I know that I can move files at the command line, but I'm looking for an elegant desktop solution besides the traditional drag-and-drop of the Finder. Basically, I want to right-click on a file and ...
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Empty space in the place of icons in Finder

I see empty spaces in Finder on OS X 10.9.4, exactly as on the picture. What does it mean? The spaces are in between the other icons, not at the end of the listing.
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How can I make applications on OSX open new windows in the same space when opening a file from Finder?

OSX 10.8. Pretty simple. Right now when I open a file through Finder, if the filetype is set to be open by application Y, oftentimes OSX finds a space that has an open window of Y, and sends the file ...
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White frames round thumbnails in finder

Every time I modified an image on my old iMac it would reappear without a white border round it, which was useful as I could instantly see which images I'd worked on and which I hadn't. I don't have ...
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Finder default window

I have an issue with Finders window sizes. I know that the Finder saves the window size per directory, which REALLY drives me nuts! I want to set one window size for the Finder. I totally lose it ...
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How to have a custom (or no) sort order in Finder windows

Similar to this question, that has been answered, I have an end user that wants to sort folders in a particular order that doesn't really match any of the basic sorting methods. She doesn't like the ...
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Persistant name on Finder tabs

I'm looking for a way to always display a label on Finder tabs instead of the current folder name, to differentiate them when folder name is not relevant. (Long story) I use tabs to switch between ...
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Where did my open file dialog go?

Recently I've started having some problems uploading files via Chrome. When I click a button to select a file, Chrome crashes instead of showing the open file dialog window. Shortly after this, I ...
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Finder not opening on Yosemite (is I say Maverick the question is subjective) [migrated]

I resent you closed this issue Finder windows won't show after reinstlling Mavericks ower Yosemite How are we supposed to solve our Maverick related issues if we don't get to feedback on this env? ...
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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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Xtrafinder dual pane view disappeared

I just got a new MAC (my first one) and already screwed up something :P Basically I installed Xtrafinder, mainly to have the dual pane feature that I find quite essential. I launched Finder with the ...
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Can I get Mavericks QuickLook to display Finder images scaled up to full screen like before?

In Lion if I used QuickLook to display an image, and then clicked the double arrows to make it full screen, it would scale the image to the size of my monitor (up too, not just down). Then when I used ...
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Can I control how Preview decides to group documents when opening them all at once?

I use Preview frequently for the task of combining multiple PDFs. Typically, these PDFs are all created within a few minutes of one another, and when opening from the Finder, they all open in the same ...
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Applescript Command as Specified User to Delete All Files in a Particular Folder

I am looking at using the POSIX path to delete the contents of a particular folder on users computers but it must be performed as a particular user. I can deploy the script silently from my side ...
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Increase the size of the spotlight search field in the finder

Is it possible to increase the size of the spotlight search field in the Finder? Even when plenty of space is available I did not find any way to enlarge the field (Customize Toolbar... does not ...
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Why won't the Finder sort when clicking on the column headers in this different list view?

As pictured this new list view has the column headers that are un-clickable, so one can't sort by clicking on the column headers. Why is the Finder doing this and how do I get it back to the way it ...
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How can I replace Finder with Path Finder in OS X Lion?

I downloaded Path Finder and like it a lot, but Finder still takes over some functionality that I'd prefer Path Finder to do. For instance, if I open a folder on my desktop it opens in Finder, and ...
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Executing 'killall Finder' in Terminal raises reopening windows popup

I open Terminal, type killall Finder, press enter to execute, then Finder icon bounces and the well known error popup appears: The last time you opened Finder, it unexpectedly quit while reopening ...
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Mavericks Finder hangs on tagging

I'm having a problem with the new tagging feature in Mavericks and I have a feeling it might go deeper than just the tagging. The problem is this: When tagging anything on Mavericks the Finder ...
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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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Folders on top, on desktop

Is it possible to get 'folders on top' on the desktop (too) by any plist file hack or third-party app? My desktop is a bit cluttered and I've already sorted them on kind, but all .AI, .PSD, .INDD, ...
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“All My Files” option in Open/Save dialog get 100% CPU on Mountain Lion for a couple of minutes?

"All My Files" option in Open/Save dialog get 100% CPU on Mountain Lion for a couple of minutes? How to solve this? Mainly this happens twice: once before drawing anything on screen and once again ...
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How do I search all hidden files that are in hidden folders using Terminal?

I need to find some configs buried in some hidden folders and can't recall where they are to navigate to them directly Cmd+Shift+G. I did a sudo find -name Foo* (slow), but none of the returned files ...
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Hide creation date of a file

I've failed to produce a document in time - if I send it, the receiver will be able to see the creation and last modification dates. This is what happens whenever I download files from the web or an ...
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Where does the finder store folder specific view options

I have a folder that seems to have specific finder view options because they are not the same as the default view options. However if I do an ls -al on the directory I do not see any ".DS_Store" file ...
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How to change the finder services submenu threshold?

In the finder context menu, there is a list of services at the very bottom. Once this list grows beyond 4, it becomes a submenu instead. Is there a way to affect this threshold, i. e. have five ...
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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OSX Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. Now ...
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Keep Finder location when switching between list view and icon view

In Finder, if you are at a deep in folders or files while viewing as list mode and then you clicked on icons mode, the Finder shows all folders from the root of volume. That is very annoying. ...
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Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder?

On OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), I don't seem to be able to us the "Cut" command on a file in the Finder, like you can do in Windows Explorer on Microsoft Windows. (In Windows, once you select a file and ...
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How to add apps or files to the Finder toolbar in 10.9 Mavericks?

In previous versions of OS X, I could drag an application or any file onto the Finder toolbar, creating a persistent shortcut that works in all Finder windows. It's no longer working in Mavericks.
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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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“Clean-Up By Name” on all folders on Mac

Is there a command that I can run in Terminal which will Clean-Up By Name on all folders. It is bit of a job going into each folder and doing this.
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Finder: show video thumbnail for all kind of formats/containers

I wish that Finder show video thumbnail for all kind of formats and containers. *.flv doesn't get a preview, some *.mp4 not, *.mov not. Is this possible? Maybe a video browser in place of Finder? I ...
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How to make post-Lion Finders find special directory . and ..?

Before OS X 10.7, you can navigate to the parent directory in Finder using Go to (Shift+Command+G) to the special directory ... However, since Lion Finder is no longer able to do this and gives he ...
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Drives not appearing on desktop

I have gone into my Finder preferences and selected to show drives, connected servers, etc., on the desktop. They, however, do not appear. I have restarted Finder and rebooted, but they still are not ...
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Applescript for moving recently added files (not created or modified) to another folder?

I would like to get a recent downloaded pdf file ( !: it corresponds to the Finder sort method Date Added, not Date Created nor Date Modified) and either just moving to one another folder (if using ...
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Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4

I can see still see 'Hitachi' in the 'Devices' Sidebar, but I am not able to view folders and files on this Hitachi XL2000 2TB FAT32 Hard Drive (EHD) that is USB connected to the iMac below. Late ...
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Change finder thumbnails size

In previous Mac OS versions (<10.9) I was able to change the images' thumbnails in the finder by zooming or unzooming with the trackpad. Now that I run on Mavericks, I can't find a way to do it. ...
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SSH SFTP and Mounting File Shares

Quick question: I know how to mount an SFTP connection in Finder using Transmit, but, at least in my setup, it only mounts the subdirectories in the User's folder (i.e., Desktop, Documents, etc.). ...
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Force Preview to open all selected images in one window

Before mavericks, selecting several images in Finder and choosing Open on them would open them in Preview in one window, with all image thumbnails nicely on the left hand side bar. Since Mavericks, ...
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Force OS X Finder to always show dimensions of images in sidebar

OS X Finder does sometimes, but not always, show the dimensions of an image selected in Finder, in the sidebar. Why? Is there a way to force it to always show the dimensions? It seems very arbitrary ...
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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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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 ...