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

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Implement confirmation dialog in Automator bash script

I've setup this Automator service which should take the filename of the selected item in Finder and search for all files matching the name and delete them. Purpose of this is to remove remnant files ...
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How to exclude the Desktop from Finder's window switching

In OS X El Capitan I use Command+Tab for switching between applications and Command+Alt+Tab for switching between windows of the current application. In Finder the list of windows enabled for ...
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Shared devices not appearing in Network

I've encountered a somewhat strange problem on my Mac. Recently, all the devices listed in the 'Shared' section of the Finder sidebar have all disappeared and has been replaced an 'All..." option. ...
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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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Thumbnails for Image Files on Desktop won't load

I have a dozen or so image files on my iMac's desktop. Most of the time, after booting up my computer, it displays a thumbnail of each image (as it should). But sometimes, the thumbnails won't show ...
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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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How to reset file icons associated with default program on El Capitan

I've uninstalled my former default text editor which I used for many different file formats. Unfortunately the associated icons are not removed automatically. As a result, several file types still use ...
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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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Gatekeeper strange behaviour : Not opening Approved app from command line

Let's assume an App was downloaded from the network so it has com.apple.quarantine extended attribute set. Now I would like to open download.app. An Unidentified Developer error is raised. Now ...
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Terminal “open” any image results in “Preview quit unexpectedly”

Whenever I hit open blah.png (any image type) in my terminal, I get a message "Preview quit unexpectedly" from Mac OS X. The solution is to just open the folder in Finder using open ., navigating to ...
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Need help creating Automator Service to perform similar tasks to a residual uninstall

I've been having an issue with a program I use heavily every day, where it it acts like it is recovering from a crash even when it was quit properly and all files saved. The app is FontLab Studio, not ...
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Deactivate Drag & Drop

Is there a way to deactivate Drag & Drop feature at least for the Laptop Trackpad (MacBook Air 2010, OS X 10.9.5)? I accidentally drag windows and files all the time. For instance, I want to ...
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Documents folder not visible in Finder on macOS

The Documents folder on my Mac (macOS Sierra 10.12 beta) is not visible under my user in Finder. I can see the folder is there through Terminal: But in Finder, I can't see it: I can see the ...
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Shift focus to another finder window with mouse (el Capitan)

For years, and many Mac OS's, I had been able to shift focus to a partially hidden finder window by clicking ANYWHERE on the target window. In el Capitan, I must click on the title bar or sidebar to ...
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How to rm /Volumes/Free when it is really free?

Short problem background OS X version 10.10.5, running on an iMac with no problem (uptime = 101 days). I had an USB key, named "Free" mounted on /Volumes/Free. I wrote successfully a file on it, and ...
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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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Preview custom files types in Finder

I would like to preview my experimental data stored as text files with specific extension in Finder. I mean I would like to see the experimental curve in Finder. Is it possible to do this by scripting ...
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Force finder to “refresh” an icon

Sometimes, newly-copied apps (though a bash script) end up retaining the "circle with strike-through" on top of their icon, even after running them. Restarting the system fixes this issue. Is there ...
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Duplicate libraries iphoto/photos issues. Why Finder miscalculates the free space available?

As I upgraded to Yosemite, Photos appeared as the suggested picture handling app. I decided to stay with iPhoto for many reasons, mainly events and overall look. I noticed that the picture library ...
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Will items that are supposed to download to a folder that has been changed to a symbolic link download to where the symbolic link is linked to?

I'm trying to put the downloaded content for Logic Pro X on an external hard drive. I created the appropriate folders on my external and put corresponding symbolic links in the appropriate ...
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Send server links through Mail

I would like to send links to other Mac users (who are connected to the same server) so that they can click and open the link in the Finder. The afp or smb methods explained here Send file:// links ...
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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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Completely disable QuickLookSatellite

Is there a way to completely disable QuickLookSatellite on El Capitan? I have already disabled previews from the Finder but I keep getting the Console filled with errors like this: 21/07/16 15:53:18,...
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Use Quicklook to see the Content of .JSON files?

Currently, I can use the space bar to preview a number of files such as .txt, .css, .html etc in Quick Look. I cannot, however, see the actual contents of a .json file. Is there any possible way to ...
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Mounting shares with Login Items at login, Finder windows popup

I have some shares that are mounted during login. I used Users & Groups' "Login Items" panel to do this. When I login, all of the shares pop up in their own Finder windows. How can I keep the ...
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source for “date added” values in Trash folder

What's the source for the dates of the "Date Added" column when you open a Finder window for the Trash? Contrary to the answer in Is Lion's new "Date Added" field supposed to work in ...
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How to not have thumbnails overlap in Finder?

How can you drag thumnails around in Finder so that they can't overlap other thumbnails. Even when "Snap To Grid" is set, thumbnails just snap on top of other ones. I don't quite know how this would ...
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Macvim window not shown when opening file from Finder

I use Macvim installed from Homebrew by brew install macvim --with-override-system-vim. However, when open files from Finder, Macvim opens, but it won't show any window. This has been a long time ...
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Connect to FTP server in Finder not working

I can get to my FTP server just fine from the command line but I cannot get to it from Finder. When I am in Finder and I "Connect to Server" and enter ftp://192.168.125.128/, then my credentials when ...
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Menubar and Finder icons missing

Sind about 5 days all system icons in the Finder sidebar (folders, disks), the Finder Menubar (view options, buttons, back and forward) and in the display menu bar (spotlight, wifi, bluetooth) have ...
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How do I get multiple cursors throughout OSX?

I enjoy using the Sublime Text 3 editor—especially the multiple cursors feature. I constantly find myself in need of the multiple cursor functionality in other OS X apps like Finder or Outlook. Does ...
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Why can't I see thumbnails in the finder?

Most of the instructions I've found online (this, for example) say all I have to do is select "show icon preview" in the finder view settings. But that doesn't seem to be working. What's the problem ...
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How to connect to FTP from Finder with '@' in the credentials?

I haven't been able to connect to an FTP server from Finder, if I use other client there is no problem. The username I am using to connect is in the form user@domain. The domain part in the user name ...
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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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How to show hidden files and folders in finder?

I have a folder that starts with a dot . but unable to display them in Finder. How can I say that for folder X Finder should also display hidden files/folders?
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Some Applications stay in Dock after closing

After i cloes the Applications the Instances still be shown and can't be force closed. Same with the Dock only if I kill my Dock in my Terminal it reduces the symbol to 1. Also the processes don't ...
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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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Remove entries from finder's context menu?

Does any one know how can I remove items that I never use from the context menu? e.g.: Burn "yadda yadda" to Disk...
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alias can't be opened

This is about a MacBook running on 10.10.5 whose disk has recently been repaired (to try to solve the present issue) using Disk Utility. I created an alias as follows: $ cd ~/Desktop $ ls -ld drwx----...
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How can I add a service to Finder to add a movie/track to a VLC playlist?

I am using VLC for playing videos in MacOSX 10.8, the VLC version is 2.0.5, I want a context menu in Finder with option to add a video file to vlc now playing list.
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How to make Finder show icon thumbnail for some Excel documents?

I have two Microsoft Excel documents that are, except for the data contained within, virtually identical. One was created as an offshoot of the other. In the Finder, the original displays a thumbnail ...
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How to add Outlook to “Share” popup menu in finder

Unfortunately I have an old habit to have the "send by email" when right click on a file in the Share option pop up window. I would prefer to use the Outlook so I can email the selected file. Right ...
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“Where is FinderSyncAPIExtension?” (Google Drive)

For the last week or so I have been periodically getting this dialog popping up, shown below. It would seem from googling around that this is related to Google Drive. I have tried the recommendations ...
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Finder icons gone

After a reboot due to empty battery, my Finder's icons are just gone. I tried a few reboots, re-launch the finder but it didn't work... See :
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open folder with one click

Is it possible to open folders with just one click in Mac OS 10.11? Renaming could be done using context menu with right click then.
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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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Locked file is stuck in trash

I have a file in my Trash. The filename is 'codedesign' and it is a Unix executable file. This file ended up there in the process of me trying to fix a corrupted patch installer. The original ...
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Go2shell don't work with zsh

I recently switched to zsh from bash, and Go2Shell don't work with zsh. When I click the Go2Shell icon from Finder, the iTerm window opened but the directory is the last dir in iTerm instead of the ...
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How can I truncate filenames after X number of characters using Automator or AppleScript?

I have IFTTT sending several new desktop wallpapers per day from Reddit to Dropbox. These wallpapers arrive often with very long filenames. I need a way to automatically shorten their names (without ...
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Connection to shared network server sometimes stuck connecting, needs restart to fix

Sometimes on OS X Yosemite my connection to a shared network server is stick connecting, while the server is available. OS X simply won't connect to it using Finder and the Connect As... button doesn'...