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

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Hot Corners Yosemite don't work any more

My Macbook Pro (late 2013) running OS X 10.10.4 Yosemite, doesn't respond to Hot Corners any more. Also, if one application is set to full screen, the Finder keeps stuck / doesn't follow if I change ...
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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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what is this strange bar on Finder, Mac?

well it can be resized and just shown up when finder is activated. how to remove it?
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How to set PATH for Finder-launched applications

Apps launched via Finder seem to not respect the PATH as set in .bash_profile. So when I try to run code from an IDE (Intellij) I no longer have access to programs in /usr/local/bin, which is ...
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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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Finder on Yosemite misbehaves: doubled text, blank windows, lack of updates

Since updating to Yosemite, Finder has been acting strangely. I can usually get it to show a normal-looking and -behaving window for a few operations, and then the window will either: Be blank, ...
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Add item to Finder toolbar with terminal?

You can cmd-drag an item to the Finder toolbar to have it there permanently, but is there a way you do this in the Terminal? The closest I've found is this old thread: ...
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341kb “Icon” file in my Google Drive folders?

I'm not sure whether to ask this here or on another Stack Exchange site. See this screen capture: This seems to be consistent on most if not all of my Google Drive folders as seen in Finder. Also ...
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Search for .bashrc or other dotfiles in Finder

When I search for files in my home folder that have a filename equal to ".bash_history", I don't get any results, even though that file is there. How can I search for dotfiles in Finder? (I know how ...
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Is there a way to show the speed of copying files on a Mac?

Is there a way to show the speed of copying files on a Mac? For example, when copying a file from the hard drive to SDHC card and vice versa. The reason is that I can check out the max speed of an ...
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Open location of a photo in Finder from Photos.app

In Yosemite, I am trying to upload a photo to website. So I open Photos, select a photo and then try to locate the location of the photo. However I could not find it. Before Photos it was possible in ...
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Icons remains the same after I have changed the default program for opening the file

I have just uninstalled a program from my new mac. The program was making itself default to open all .r files. I installed a new program, and I maked it default for opening .r files, but the old icon ...
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All of my photos from iPhoto have disappeared!

I come back home and go to iPhotos to print out a picture and there is nothing there except a big blank screen and in the top corner it says "Which photo library do you want iPhoto to use? To open, ...
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Adding tags to files in OS X: How to use, where are tags stored, and will they work on a network?

I've heard it is possible to add tags to a file's meta data in OS X, and have Spotlight search through such tags. In a nutshell, how would one access this feature in Finder – not Spotlight ...
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Mount SFTP To Finder [closed]

I am trying to mount my SFTP server to Finder, I have tried Transmit but it has a trial period and I'm looking for a permanent free solution
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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 do I get the location of a locked file in Preview?

I used to be able to Right-click or Command-click the name of the file in the title bar and see the path, whether the file was locked or not. Now when I open an attachment from Outlook (yes, I know ...
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Why do my custom alias icons keep changing back to default icons?

I have created alias shortcuts for several applications on my Macbook pro Desktop and added custom icons. My problem is that every now and then when I shut off my computer or put it to sleep, the ...
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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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Files Deleted After Accidental Time Machine Restore

I keep all my important schoolwork in different folders on my desktop, and i accidentally entered Time Machine while i was in Finder. Following this, three of my six folders disappeared (they are not ...
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Get full file path on shared network drive when mounted volume includes subfolder

We have a shared samba file server with paths like smb://server/folder1/folder2/file.txt It is common for people to "connect to server" directly to smb://server/folder1/folder2 This mounts a ...
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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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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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Run Applescript when Finder's 'Open new tab' or 'Open new window' is executed

I would like to run an Applescript when I either open a new or additional Finder window or when I open a new tab. Perhaps with Automator? How would I achieve this? FYI, El Capitan has a Finder ...
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How to turn off Finder Tabs in OS X Mavericks?

Initially I did not have tabs in Finder after installing OS X Mavericks. After pressing Command+T, now I always have at least one tab in the Finder window. How do I turn the tabs off?
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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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Can't access password protected smb share

I have a Netgear Nighthawk R7000 Router with an attached HDD which I'm trying to access with the ReadyShare feature. I've created 3 shared folders: no_pass (no password required) pass_write ...
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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 ...
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Speech Bubbles cut off and other strange behaviours

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" late'13 and figured out some strange behavior lately. In the messenger.app when i post my message the speech-bubbles get cut off and when i scroll they get displayed ...
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Dialog I cannot get rid of

The steps here were simple, but unexpected: download a file in finder, rename the file using Keyboard: Press Enter to start rename Start typing a new name (but not pressing Enter again) Try to ...
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Automator/AppleScript: Sync 3 folders when an item is added to one

Background I'm fairly new to the Automator/AppleScript tools. There are 3 folders on the Mac and external hard drives that should sync when a file is added to one. So, for example, when I add a ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...
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My SD card is not showing up in Finder

I have a SD card that I put into my MacBook Pro. It then showed up in finder. I wanted to access it and I accidentally dragged the mounted card and now it's gone from Finder. Taking out the card and ...
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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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Why can't I see my photos in finder?

When I search for photos in finder I can see just Photo Booth's photos: But I have a lof of pictures in Photos app, why can't I see them? Update The option "use as system photo library" (in ...
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Mac open file dialog - “search” function - does not show all matching files

When considering the contents of the /shared directory - and specifically the files whose names begin with driversLicense: 16:12:48/shared $ll driversLicense.* -rwxrwxrwx@ 1 steve staff 567710 ...
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How can I check file type in a Smart Folder?

I'm creating a smart search to find all SQLite files, but I'm running into a problem. Sometimes the file extension ".db" is used for SQLite, but that file extension is used for other things as well, ...
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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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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 close all Finder inspector windows?

In Finder, I had a ton of files selected, and I ran Get Info instead of Show Inspector. This opens an info window for each file, instead of a single multiple info window. How can I close every info ...
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Setting to stop opening a new instance of an already open application?

On my iMac this works perfectly. I have application open, I open a file extension handled by that application and it will open in the already open application. Just got a new Macbook Pro and each time ...
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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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Applescript: Duplicate selection (folder) to desktop and moving the folder to a different location

First of, i'm an applescript noob;-) What I'm asking for is simple but nearly impossible for me to execute. See the script below. tell application "Finder" set selected_items to selection ...
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Remove Duplicate Shared Computers

After my upgrade to Yosemite, I am seeing a couple of extra shared computers in my finder sidebar. There are two additional computers that seem to be copies, based on their naming, having (#) ...
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Can't move files to a folder in Finder

Did clean install of Yosemite. In Finder I can't move files to a folder. I must authenticate almost all move operations. After entering password the file is not moved, but copied instead. Apple is not ...
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Permanent solution to slow open/save dialog?

I've experienced the fairly common slow open and save dialog box issue that seemed to come about with Mavericks and stick right through Yosemite. The following solution has worked temporarily for me: ...
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Finder does not show files in folders

When I open Finder all folders seam to be emtpy. Checking witht the console shows that all fieles are there. This is also true if I try to open a file from an application fiel menu. If I past the ...
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Change information of music files

I tried to change the information (cover, album, artist, etc.) of some songs, just double clicking on "information" of any file. I can't change any of them in this way, even if I enter like admin; the ...
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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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Unable to delete file from Downloads folder

I have a file (4alJRTP_.gif.part) in my downloads folder that won't seem to delete. Every time I drag it to the trash, nothing shows up in the trash and the file icon remains in the downloads ...