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

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Slow Finder - Caused by external disks?

I've been finding Finder slow on my brand new Retina MacBook Pro. I've got two external disks connected to my Mac most of the time. One is a Time Machine backup, the other is a Clone, also for ...
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How to replace all Finder files with a placeholder file for each

I have lots of files from a database which are to be copied to a new database, but the files for these are corrupt (They are zero-byte in size and contain no data). Rather than the new database ...
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How Finder can find this file with long name?

Macbook Air 1.3GHz Intel Core i5 8GB Memory DDR3 OSX Yosemite This is because of the long name, I think: Hans-Jorg Oestern, Otmar Lorenz Trentz, Lorem Ipsum Lorem Vascular Injuries- Trauma ...
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Can't relaunch Finder and the menubar is missing

I booted up my MacBook Air (running Mac OS X Lion) and the desktop doesn't have a menubar. I used option+right-click to relaunch Finder and there isn't an option to relaunch it. When I launch an ...
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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 (OS X Mavericks) is a bit cluttered and I've already sorted them on kind, but all ...
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Making Favorites in Finder collapse according to number of items in it

I know favorites can collapse completely but how possible is it to make a dropdown collapse inside the Favorites itself so that when the items reach about 5, it automatically hides all others with a ...
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The “Open” and “Save” system dialogs get taller every time I open them

I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2, and I believe this problem only occurs with Mac OS X Yosemite. Here is the dialog box I am talking about: I just pressed Cmd+S on Ask Different to trigger this dialog. ...
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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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Make a file a Stationery pad via command line

Is there a way to set make a file into a Stationery pad from the command line? You can do it by clicking "Get info" on a file and checking the box, but I would like to do it without clicking. An ...
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Why does the icon of a PC show a blue screen?

So in Finder, Mac finds a Windows PC in the Network. When I right click on it and click Get Info, I see an icon that shows a computer monitor with a blue screen. By blue screen I mean a crashed PC. ...
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Game of war age android? [on hold]

Some one understands some thing in regards to a-game called "Warfare"? I have no idea what type of sport it's (card or board-game or something that way), However , I just know its title, and I need to ...
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Yosemite 10.10.3 - New Files and Directories Not Showing in Finder

When I create a new file or directory, it does not dynamically appear in Finder. I need to manually relaunch the Finder. Any tips on how to fix this? I know I can create an AppleScript to add a ...
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How do I set the default search for Finder to filenames which INCLUDE the search term (rather than just begin with it)? Yosemite

I'm using Yosemite (OS X 10.10.1). If I search for the term "foo" and want a list of all files that include that term, I get foo.doc and bar.foo.doc and foodstuffs.xlsx and even The Foo History. But ...
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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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Finder does not show content of some folders

I'm running Lion on Macbook2,1 and after I've upgraded from Leopard, I've noticed that some folders including Pictures are shown empty in Finder. Size of folder says otherwise and in Terminal I can ...
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“problem connecting to server” when trying to access local disk

Ever since I have upgraded to Yosemite, I get two pop-up windows with error "there was a problem connecting to server" when I try access one of my two hard drives through Finder. I dismiss the errors ...
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Multiple empty Chrome/Google setup volumes in root Finder folder

Unknown Reason for Excessive repetitive removable volumes with either no files inside or inaccessible directories. I have been getting these artifacts as seen in the image since installing OS X ...
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200GB of lost space! Difference in file size between finder and disk utility

I have installed yosemite and I am trying to have a backup using time machine. Time machine gives an error that the external drive size is not sufficient. And here begins the adventure... I have an ...
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How Do I Know If A File Has Been Successfully Synced To iCloud Drive?

I am trying out iCloud Drive as a potential replacement for Dropbox. One of the nice things about Dropbox is that it produces little green checkmarks on file and folder icons to let the user know that ...
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OSX Yosemite Finder sort by date modified wrong?

In the image of an OSX Yosemite 10.10.2 Finder window below, you can see that the content of the 'blog' folder has been most recently modified. However, the 'Date modified' sort of the parent folder ...
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Anyone know of a Finder replacement?

I am starting to dislike the Finder. Does anybody know of a good Finder replacement, something Unixy or Nexty which will still work with all Mac OS X applications?
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Is there a way to force OS X / Finder to use Windows File naming conventions?

We have a number of Mac workstations (OS X Mavericks) which connect to a fiber attached SAN. This SAN is also accessed by a number of Windows workstations. Windows file naming conventions (and path ...
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How do I force OSX to always save file extension?

When saving a file without an extension not even OS X is able to open that file anymore. Still it is very easy to accidentally save a file without an extension. Example: When using Firefox and you ...
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Are there any free alternatives to finder?

Relatively new to the Mac world, I still find the 'Finder' not really that user friendly. What free alternatives to Finder exist? *I mean really file browsers, not application launchers like ...
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How do I tell if a network directory is empty, or just loading in Yosemite?

Basically, I keep a lot of files on the network. In (at least) 10.8, there was a little spinner indicator that the directory contents were still loading, that tells you that something is happening. ...
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“All My Files” under other

So my Mac is really messed up and I'm trying to fix everything. I have this one problem where nothing seems to work. I don't go to forums unless I am extremely frustrated (very rare) and that is now. ...
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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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Terminal command to move a number of files containing brackets to another folder or trash

Last night I consolidated a music collection into one place and each song is separated by an Artist folder and the track. The problem is that there are a high number of duplicates within these ...
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How can I “link” different files to my folder without using soft link?

I have some some folders look like this structure: Buy folder -> state_diagram_for_buy, activity_diagram_for_buy Sell folder -> state_diagram_for_sell, activity_diagram_for_sell Search folder -> ...
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How can I find alert-type dialogs that prevent other windows of the same application to be focussed?

Here's the problem: I just finished burning a CD using the standard feature through Finder, I could hear the "done" sound. At that time, I had a different application focussed (e.g. Chrome). An ...
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Automatically Move Files Created In Folder

I have a project I've inherited from an ex-employee that is missing the source, so I am attempting to debug from the temp files it creates in a directory. The issue is that it creates and deletes some ...
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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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Why does netbeans not showup in finder, after typing net

In finder, when I type netb, netbeans shows up. Full name is "netbeans 8.0.2" and its in my Applications folder. However, it doesnt show up when I type n, or ne, or net. Only "network utility" shows ...
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How can I remove old SMB connections?

Whenever I start up my old Mac Mini, I get an error indicating that it can't connect to an SMB share that I set up a long time ago: So that this question is findable via Google, the text of this ...
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Project based Finder window presets

Does anyone know of software that would allow me to pull up a set of finder windows based on a project type. I'm a user experience manager who's constantly switching between projects and it would be ...
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How can I browse the hard disk attached to my Airport Extreme from my iPhone?

I have a gen 5 AEBS which has a total of 3 HFS+ partitions across 2 USB hard drives (USB hub in the middle). On my Macbook Pro Retina, I can see all 3 HFS+ partition in the Finder. Finder shows the ...
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Unable to overwrite some file formats via Share Drive

I have some files on a SMB-mounted shared drive. Filesystem is NTFS. Case 1: PSD (Photoshop file) I edited the Photoshop file in Photoshop CS5.5 (also tried Photoshop CC), select File > Save. For ...
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Right-click, create a new text file. How?

In Finder > Select a folder > Right click, we get a popup with an option to create a new folder: Is there a way to add menu item New Textfile for adding a new text file?
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How to remove the Finder menu bar when in fullscreen?

Trying to use an application in fullscreen mode, but if I move the pointer just a little too far when trying to select things at the top of the display the menu bar drops down instead. Is there a way ...
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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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Command-F (search) in Finder

As shown in the screenshot when I do a command-F (Find files ?) all of the files in the directory just do not show anymore (there are hundreds of files in the /shared directory) Update Of course / ...
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Finder freezes when deleting files across a network

I have my MacBook 5,2 hooked up to an Ubuntu 10.10 'server' via ethernet. I've installed netatalk (AFP fileserver) and avahi-daemon (Bonjour for Linux) on the server. I've disallowed Spotlight from ...
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Synchronise/Merge MP3 collections without duplication or huge copies

I have one drive containing about 90GB of MP3s which is used at home, it serves three Squeezebox players though the Slimserver software running on one of the desktop Macs. I have a separate firewire ...
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weird character on end of folder name in Finder

I'm seeing multiple folders with this character at the end on my nfs mounted external volume.  which is ASCII  (ampersand-pound-61480-semicolon) When I try to delete the character, the ...
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How to set ⌘ + H to enable show hidden files

I want my Mac to show hidden files when i hit ⌘ + H (like ubuntu). I can see hidden files by putting this defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES command in terminal but i want to get a ...
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Partition on External Hard Drive not showing in Finder

My external hard drive is partitioned into three parts - but somehow I made one of the parts go away/stop showing up in the Finder. I ran a set of recommended commands in terminal, and this is what I ...
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How to modify Finder to show only current directory instead of the cascade of prior opened subdirectories?

Is there a way to force / modify Finder (either 'vanilla' or in combination with XtraFinder) to always show only the 'direct/non-recursive' content (directories / files) of a given directory instead ...
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Filename and editing permissions are gone from Finder Tags

I just added two pdf files in a Tag group and I the filename is blank even though in a normal finder windows I can see it. An other problem is that if I select the file and I press enter to edit the ...
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Executing files directly from read/write WebDAV server

I’m using the Finder’s built-in Connect to Server... feature and use it for connecting to a read/write WebDAV server. Everything is working except executing files hosted on the server. I tried ...
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Favorites disappears from sidebar in Finder

Running Mountain Lion 10.8.3 I find that after a recent reboot my Favorites have all disappeared from the sidebar in Finder. Finder > Preferences > Sidebar shows a number of boxes against Favorite ...