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

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Can't open file from external NTFS disk

I am using OS X 10.9.4. I have my music library on an external NTFS disk. When I open these files in iTunes, there are no problems. However, when I view the files in Finder, the icons are grey. If ...
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Keeping column width in Finder

Is there a way to keep the columns width settings? Every time I open Finder, the columns width default back to whatever OS X's setting.
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How to set HTML-files icon to default?

I have a problem with icons in files. Particularly it's only HTML files. I uninstalled Coda 2 app (deleting all relevant info, also clear my cash) and continue to use Sublime Text 3. But I have this ...
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Yosemite broke Dropbox toolbar shortcut to reveal files in Finder

I just updated to Yosemite, and now I cant access newly added files through the dropdown menu the Dropbox icon in the toolbar provides. Previously it was possible to reveal a newly added file in ...
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Adding a photo to iPhoto by right clicking in the Finder

How does one add iPhoto to the list of choices when right clicking on a photo in the Finder?
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“Open With” …running application option?

This may have been asked before but I couldn't find any reference to it. So Control-Click on a file brings up the context menu with "Open", "Open With.." and a number of other options. I often want ...
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Make a specific tag the default window in OS X Finder

I've got a tag in OS X which is labeled "To-do", and I want that Finder shows the files (and folders) that are labelled with this tag when I open a new finder window. So that the view that is shown ...
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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 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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Is it possible to use a gesture to go back in Finder in Lion?

I miss the ability to go back to previous directory via a gesture (swipe with two finger right like in Safari or Chrome) in Finder. Is it possible to enable it? Edit: I'm on a MacBook Pro, and using ...
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Network Drive disconnect prompt on wake

I'm investigating bringing OS X onto our windows network at the moment, which, despite a few hiccups, has been going pretty well! (A lot better than some of my colleagues suggested it would!). I've ...
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Mavericks Finder spins when opening folders

Since upgrading to Mavericks, Finder sometimes hangs when I select a folder and am waiting for its contents to populate the window. This happens primarily in Open dialog boxes: It'll spin for about ...
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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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Missing menu items from the Apple Menu

Somehow in the past 24 hours, I have only a basic menu for the Apple Menu and my early 2011 MBP running Yosemite 10.10.1 also always starts up in the Simple Finder. I especially miss the Recent Items ...
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Force Spotlight to index a normally un-indexed folder

Spotlight only indexes a limited number of folders and doesn't index all of the files on your system. This makes sense and for the average user this usually isn't a problem. However, I recently ...
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Syntax for “focused searches” on Finder

When I trying searching for a file/folder on Finder, I get way too many results. I know that I can narrow down search results by pressing the [+], but is there a way of narrowing the search results by ...
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Create SavedSearch Criteria Using OR not AND

I'd like to create a savedSearch in Finder that looks for recent Documents AND pdf's. If I create a rule such as: Kind is Document Kind is PDF it will look for things that are Documents AND pdfs. ...
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How to update files without overwriting

I'm trying to figure out a way to update several text files with new content WITHOUT replacing the original files. Essentially, the files exist on a shared webdav (network drive), and the software ...
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Switch between images in a folder

I'd like to tell an older person, how to open images from his USB stick or SD card and continue to the next images in the containing folder very easy. On Windows, he can plug in the memory device, ...
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Creating symlinks in “~/Library/Application Support/minecraft” that point to Dropbox, but “the original item for ”[file]“ can’t be found.”

The Background: I use Dropbox to back up my minecraft worlds, configuration files, and various other folders (bin, launcher_profiles.json, mods, resourcepacks, saves, servers.dat, versions). I put ...
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Problems Accessing (Synology) NAS over AFP directly over the finder and time machine with Mavericks MBPr

we have two Macs, an older iMac and a MBPr both with Mavericks (10.9.3). Only one of them has a very annoying problem with our new synology ds214+. With the iMac I can access the NAS over the the ...
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Inconvenient “read-only” finder mode

It's always bothered me that certain directories on OS X will open like this: And others will open like this: To my understanding this has to do with the permissions of the directory in ...
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In Finder, folder gets icon when given an extension .md, not with other extensions

By accident, I see a strange behaviour when creating a folder with an extension .md It gets the the same icon as a file with extension .md (the MarkdownLife icon). For other file extension, I do not ...
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Recent items are showing under “No Date” when sorting by date in finder

This thing's driving me crazy. Often, when I download or create a new file, and then I have to upload it to a website or something like that, it will appear after the oldest items under a "No Date" ...
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What are Alias and com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding data in sidebsarlists plist

In com.apple.sidebarlist file you can find different CustomListItems for the "Favourites items" in Finder sidebar. For example: <dict> <key>Alias</key> <data> ...
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Spotlight doesn't show Finder

I typed "Finder" in Spotlight. Finder isn't shown. Why? I use Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) On Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) typing "Finder" in Spotlight does display the finder app.
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How can I resolve this error during a dmg copy operation

I am trying to copy a 200GB dmg file between two disks (one firewire, one local) and see this error: The Finder can’t complete the operation because some data in “mbp_18_06_2011.dmg” can’t be read or ...
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folder copy in Finder labels it as incomplete, though copying is completed

I am getting this error much too often. I am copying a big number of files from a slow device (external hard drive) to my Mac. When the copy is completed, the last top folder is still marked as ...
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Copying the current directory's path to the clipboard

What's a quick way of copying the path to the directory that's currently open in Finder? Copying that path is very easy in Linux and Windows file managers - you just need to copy it from the address ...
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How to set to open folder with enter in finder?

I want to set to open a folder in finder with Enter. I know it's possible to open a folder with ⌘ Command + ↓ Down Arrow but I don't like it and I never use it because it's easier to use the ...
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Finder and Dock issues in OSX 10.10.1

I have been having issues with Finder and the Dock ever since the upgrade to 10.10.1 (I can't be certain they weren't there in 10.10). I am unable to drag items off of the Dock (to remove them). I ...
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Finder sidebarlist won't update after changing

I'm trying to update sidebarlist without rebooting computer (in this case they sidebar is updated well after changing values). My operations are: Convert into XML plutil -convert xml1 ...
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OS X Finder sorting by date shows some files with incorrect metadata

Is there any logic behind OS X's file sorting patterns? Here is a screenshot of two file dialogs open side by side: Why on the left it is labeled as "no date" and on the right it is "today"? What ...
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How to determine what files enter recent items OS X?

I was wondering if there was a way of exerting more control over the Apple Menu's 'Recent Items' dropdown item. I have searched all over google, to now avail. This is essentially my problem: I wish ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut for “Open With” in Finder?

How can I open a file with an application, other than the default, using a keyboard shortcut? I don’t want to change the default application for the filetype. E.g. sometimes I want to open a .html ...
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Finder crashing on 10.6.8 (Snow Leo)

I am running 10.6.8 (Snow Leo) on a 2010 Mac Pro. The finder frequently crashes and restarts when I try to scroll through the finder view just looking at the list of files. I've gone to the ...
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How to configure the status bar?

Does anybody know how to configure the status bar (bar size, icons and font size, and so on)? I'd like to do it while keeping the screen resolution, of course. I've browsed and searched both Ask ...
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Why can't Finder be closed using command+q? [closed]

command+q has no effect on Finder, which means there is no way of closing a whole Finder window using a keyboard shortcut. Instead, you have to use command+w to close all of its tabs one by one. I ...
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why cannot I edit my `hosts` file?

I'm trying to edit my hosts file, because doing ssh <some host in hosts> fails to translate to ip. according to the Finder UI it is found under: however when trying to run cat hosts from the ...
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Office 2011 - Folders on Mac OS X Server network share not visible during save

I have a computer I'm servicing running OS X Mavericks and Office 2011. I open Finder, navigate to a network share (under Shared on the left pane), and see a shared server (shows up as a Mac mini ...
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How to stop Finder crashing in Yosemite?

As with a lot of posts my Finder constantly crashes. I've de-coupled Dropbox and Google Drive. I've deleted Finder preferences and it's still the same. Here's a screenshot of Diagnostics filtered ...
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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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How to open the finder as root

I'm back some twenty years after my last Mac. I've got a brand new iMac running Yosemite and I do need to access an external HD formatted on (Gnu/Linux) ext4 (a journaling file system). I downloaded a ...
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How to set a folder view as default for all folders in Finder?

I'd like to get the same folder view for every folder, that means, to have my stuff being sorted always by type and then by name. is that possible with automator? Till yet, I set my view via cmd+j ...
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How can I make all folders in Finder “snap to grid”?

I don't like how in Finder, you can drag a folder and drop it anywhere, even overlapping on another folder. For example: That is just annoying. And when I resize the window, the files stay how they ...
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Invisible folder after usage of trash-cli

Recently, I decided to install trash-cli on my MacBook Pro after using it successfully on my Ubuntu machine. To set it up I ran the following commands. git clone ...
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Automount'ed Samba Shares accessible via Command Line but hidden in Finder?

I have 4 samba shares on a Synology DiskStation that I successsfully automount on my 10.9 / Mavericks based system under /Shares/ and when I open the command line I can go there just fine and list the ...
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“New Folder with Selection” question

I'm looking for a way to change the minimum number of files required to 1 so I can make a folder from a single selected file rather than having to have 2 selected before it becomes available. To see ...
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Including Python Script Dependencies (virtualenv contents) in Platypus

I'm trying to turn a python script into a OS X App that you can run directly from Finder. I'm trying out Platypus, which seemed like the simplest option. The problem I'm running into is with the ...
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Symbolic link icons don't update

When a symlink is created, it gets the icon of the target folder (with the addition of a black arrow in the lower left corner). The issue I am having is that the symlink icon does not update when the ...