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

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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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Why are Finder shortcuts to Ext HDD removed whenever it's not connected? Workarounds?

I have a lot of files on an external drive to my new MBP and there's too many of them for the internal 500GB SSD (and no second drive bay to make a fusion drive or have a second drive in latest MBP ...
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Why am I receiving this error code, when trying to rename a flash drive? [on hold]

Broken image removed I receive this error upon attempting to rename a flash drive. The renaming process works, but I would like to know what this error is, and why it's appearing.
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Why does Preview display an edited image size smaller than the actual size in Finder?

I have recently purchased a new 15" MBP and noticed that when I export an image from Photo to my desktop and then reduce its size in Preview, the file size displayed in Preview is much smaller than ...
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Can you disable toolbar by default in Finder?

In Yosemite, opening folders in a new window by default is extremely difficult. You can press CMD as you click (not optimal) or right-click/option-click the folder to open in a new window (not ...
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Automatically hide latex aux files in finder (files with a certain extension)

I'm a LaTeX user in OSX. I use TexShop primarily. LaTeX automatically creates lots of helper files with various different extensions (.log, .nav, .aux, .out, etc). It's almost never necessary to view ...
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Services submenu disappeared from contextual menu of right click

I am using OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 at my office. Last week, I was still able to right click files or folders and choose services from the bottom of contextual menu. However, after I started my Mac this ...
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Can you automatically resize a window to fit its content?

Before Yosemite, you could resize a window in the Finder by clicking the green "street light" button on top of the window. It would do a more or less ok job. Now in Yosemite and above, you need to ...
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Issues Connecting to Network Drive

I am having some trouble when connecting to a network drive on my Mac OSX 10.10. The drive is a Drobo 5N. The drive is connected to my computer via an ethernet cable and most of the time it works ...
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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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get link to iCloud file from finder without having to go to iCloud website?

Is it possible to get a remote link to a file via finder? I want to be able to share my screenshots really quickly which are now saved to an iCloud folder. Thanks, D.
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How does one add a custom iCloud Drive folder to the Finder Favorites sidebar?

Recently, I upgraded to iCloud Drive and began storing a number of files in it. I created a new folder in iCloud Drive (not one of the default "Pages" or "TextEdit" folders) and put my files in it. ...
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Cut files in ForkLift 2

I decided to give ForkLift 2 a try, since it is currently on sale in MAS. I've been using XtraFinder to enable normal (Cmd+X) file cut operation in Finder. Now that I'm trying to move to ForkLift I ...
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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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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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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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How to remove or hide Apple applications from my app folder?

I've got a lot of Apple applications on my Macbook which I never use (Photos Facetime, iBooks, iMovie, iTunes, etc.). They just clutter up my application folder and I want to get rid of them. This ...
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Change finder universal size

I would like to change the universal finder size and location? Does anyone know how to? I want this to be a universal change, not only should it change the size and location of ALL finder windows, I ...
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iPhoto library was deleted, had me create a new library. Went into Finder & don't have the “Masters” folder. Where are my original photos?

I did a little research, & I found numerous websites directing me to go to iPhoto on Finder, right click, & click on "Show Package Contents". When I click on it, I am directed to a folder that ...
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How do I drop finder down from full size to normal size? [on hold]

How do I drop finder down from full size to normal size? So that I don't have to keep using option-command-escape.
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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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How come Dropbox gets an icon in Finder sidebar?

How come Dropbox gets a non-generic icon in Finder's sidebar, when other directories like Google Drive and Sites (native in OS X before Lion) all have the same generic one? How can I customise the ...
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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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Partially copy a folder, preserving the invisible system files contained, but only some of the remaining content

I am looking for a way to copy a folder, with all the invisible and system files it contains in its "first level", but only some of the other visible, "normal" folders it contains? This is related to ...
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Is there a way to prevent iTunes from renaming TV Show filenames?

I have imported quite a few TV Shows into iTunes and I have noticed that iTunes renames the files in the style Episode number Episode name.m4v (e.g. 01 - My First Day.m4v). This is not a useful way ...
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Preserving “hidden” attribute when copying from NTFS to HFS+?

I have an NTFS volume that I am copying into a new HFS+ volume. I'm using the following command to copy everything including all hidden directories and attributes: sudo rsync -aAXvF --del ...
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How can I make my finder refresh a NAS volume mounted using AFP?

Regrettably I'm using a WD EX2 on my bridged home network (current and 4th gen Airport Extremes), and the finder doesn't refresh my AFP volumes. The NAS is attached on the 4th gen APE. Anyone have a ...
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Search images by rating with Spotlight

I and using IPTC metadata to set rating for photos. I would like use OS X Spotlight to search image by rating. I tried to create a "smart folder" in Finder with the following query (I created it with ...
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Missing Hardrive icon in Finder, OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 MacBook Air

I purchased a Mid 2013 MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 and I am unable to locate the hardrive icon in Finder.
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How to configure Finder to let me rename dotfiles?

I always have hidden files set to 'visible' in Finder, because I'm a developer and I work with a lot of dotfiles. But even with this setting, Finder won't let me rename a file beginning with a dot. ...
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Workstations with trouble accessing home directories

I have had two Mac Mini workstations (10.10.x) in a small office give me weird behavior. The server is a 10.10.4-based Mac Mini. All networking is done over ethernet. I thought I had solved it on the ...
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Displaying combined file size of selected files in Finder

To find details about a files size, you can right click and select "Get Info": When I select a large number of files, and want to get information about all if them together as a single selection, ...
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Force Closing Finder, Deleting Files, Recovering Said Files?

Okay. So long story short, I was working in Adobe Premiere yesterday and saved a video to my external hard drive and it ended up being over 1GB. I began to drag it to another folder and Finder ...
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Issue with Finder on iMac running OS X 10.10.5 “Yosemite”

I have Finder preferences set to "Open folders in tabs instead of windows", but when I open a finder window I do not see any tabs, only folders and when I double click on a folder it opens in a new ...
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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: ...
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Why does hiding the Finder toolbar cause so many side effects?

I'm on Yosemite, and I'd like to hide the Finder toolbar. But doing "View > Hide Toolbar" causes two undesired side effects: Tab functionality is disabled: "File > New Tab" is grayed out. If there ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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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 ...
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Remotely Access WD MyCloud EX2 Using Finder

We recently purchased a WD MyCloud EX2 NAS storage drive in my office. On our local network, we're able to use Finder>Go>Connect To Server, mount the drive, and access files simply through finder. ...
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Is there a way to determine what application/process is supposedly using a file/folder?

There is a stubborn folder in my trash bin that apparently cannot be deleted because "something is using it". I know how to force empty the trash bin, but rather than doing it, I'd like to know ...
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Use Applescript/Automator to select a window highlighted in the Finder

I have an applescript which extracts the name, associated process and and other information about a target window. As of now, the script selects the target window via a "choose from list" dialog that ...
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Finder gets confused after using the mv command in the Dropbox folders

I should mention I'm new to command lines. I want to rename files using the mv command in the Terminal. I type: mv oldFileName.pdf newFileName.pdf Afterwards, I use the ls command to check whether ...
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Indexing a networked Windows drive

I'm trying to get my Mac to index a folder on a networked Windows drive. Specifically there is a folder named "FILE SERVER" on that drive that I'm logged in to as owner. It shows up in a Finder window ...
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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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Copying via Finder fails with available space issue but cp at the command line works fine

I have a large(ish) Aperture library (~120GB) that I wanted to restore from a Time Machine backup but, after selecting it via the Time Machine interface, Finder complained that there was not enough ...
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Unable to delete files from finder?

I did option-3 on finder -> which puts the files into cascading directories mode. Then I have selected a few files with the intention to delete them (see the screenshot). But there is no option to ...
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Drag and drop won't move ALL selected files between Finder windows

Here's what I'm doing: open a Finder window with source directory (500+ files). open another Finder window with target directory. select all files in source directory using ⌘ - a grab selected files ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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Finder is showing many files which I have deleted

I have an Xcode project which I just deleted so I could rewrite it. (I used rm and rmdir) Here's the problem: Though ls says that the folder is clean, Finder says it's still, there, and, what's more ...
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Using osacript to access Finder from crontab (or from non-interactive session)

I have a script that generates a dmg file from my application bundle. This is generated every night from our subversion repository. If would be interesting to set up things like the DMG's window ...