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

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How to add (programatically) a custom icon in the Finder's sidebar favorite list?

When Dropbox (for example) is installed, it adds a “Favorite Item” in the Finder Sidebar Favorite Items List with his own icon and pointing to its custom folder. How do they do it ? I’ve tried adding ...
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Find symbolic links (’s names) with Spotlight (Finder)

underwhelmed by the fact that OS X’s Aliases got really big with Mountain Lion (Lion?) I basically switched to using symbolic links instead. Now I’m just learning the hard way that Spotlight (or, ...
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Finder window left border display bug

I see a strange thing on all left borders of Finder windows: The background is 1px moved, and the rounded corner mask fails. I thought it was only me, but I saw this on several computers (iMacs ...
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Local networking: File sharing permissions over AFP

I am having trouble getting read/write file sharing working over my local network. I have shared a folder via AFP, named 'Pictures', with a specific user through System Preferences > Sharing. By ...
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Create Custom Drop Down Menus in the Finder Toolbar

Happy (belated-ish) new year! Hope it's been a great one. Any Dropbox users out there will recognize the drop down menu that one can add to their Finder toolbar. Upon discovering that this ...
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Files Greyed out in Finder - Potential extended attributes issue?

I am having a rather strange issue with some image files I have on a local file server. I have spent a while trying to figure it out, to no avail. Hopefully someone on here can offer some assistance. ...
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Changing the open with settings in 10.10.1

I am looking for a way to edit the open with settings in 10.10.1, i have looked through older questions and have attempted to rename the launch services plist and have gotten no where. I have looked ...
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Phone not showing in Finder (but available for Dropbox)

I use a 3-years old Nokia X2-01 phone and moved to the Mac recently. I'd like to copy some files to the phone but I do not see it in the Finder. In Windows, I used to be able to plug the phone in via ...
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How to get 'favorites' to display in finder…?

I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone. I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in ...
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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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How to change the finder services submenu threshold?

In the finder context menu, there is a list of services at the very bottom. Once this list grows beyond 4, it becomes a submenu instead. Is there a way to affect this threshold, i. e. have five ...
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OS X / Finder - Right Click “New Folder with Selection” - how to Increase the Animation Effect Speed?

10.9.x Finder The effect that pulls all the selected items into a new folder from the right click "New Folder with Selection" is really nice, but way too slow for me. Anyone know a terminal command ...
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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...
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Get 'special' folder icons in sidebar after Music, Pictures moved to 2nd drive

I moved my Pictures and Music folders off my boot drive (now SSD) and onto my second larger drive. Creating shortcuts to these new locations in the sidebar creates standard folder icons rather than ...
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OSX app to notify me when I could have used a KB shortcut instead?

I started using a MBA for my work machine about a year ago. I'm still not really able to remember the typical keyboard shortcuts, and tend to do things the "long way". For example, if I want to access ...
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moving a file crashes Finder with kernel Code Signing error

When I move a file, either into another folder or the Trash, Finder crashes and relaunches, and the file doesn't get moved. This also happens when I try to empty the trash. Console shows a couple of ...
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Show thumbnails of AVI and WMV files in finder

In OS X 10.8 I could view thumbnails/previews of wmv and avi files in finder through the software flip4mac. However in Mavericks I cannot see previews although I've installed newest flip4mac 3.2.0.16 ...
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Sorting in Finder is out of order when using “Save As” or “Open” from another application

The sorting in Finder works whenever I open Finder. However, it behaves quite strangely when I am using another application. Here is an example: Example: When using Chrome, upon hitting ⌘+S, I am ...
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Creating .DS_Store Files to Prevent Icon Previews

I'm interested in knowing if there are any ways to intentionally create a .DS_Store for use in preventing the display of icon previews? Basically I have a network volume with lots of images and ...
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Mavericks not keeping “Arrange by” when view NAS items

I am set my finder to always show in Column view and with "Arrange By" set to Kind and "Sort By" set to name. The problem is, when I open up my Synology NAS folder, the "Arrange By" has reverted ...
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How to remove color stripes in list view in Finder (Mountain Lion)?

The title says it all. I would like to have clean white background in finder (in list view). I don't want these pale blue stipes (alternating background color). I'm pretty sure this is possible, ...
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Wrong app is focused when quitting another one?

I have Firefox and the Finder open (neither are hidden), with PDF files in the current Finder window. If I open one of the PDF files, it opens in Preview. When I quit Preview, rather than Finder being ...
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How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder?

How do I make NFS automounted volumes visible in Finder or, in other words, have opposite effect to default option nobrowse? From mount manpage nobrowse This option indicates that the mount ...
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Preserving mountpoint names in the Finder for NFS shares

I am mounting a number of NFS shares, with a Terminal command akin to this: sudo mount -t nfs -o soft,resvport,intr,rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=900,retrans=3,proto=tcp,nobrowse ...
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How to add multiple tracks from Finder to iTunes now playing list?

The new iTunes 11 finally contains a list with the current and to be played titles. I'd like to add multiple files from the Finder to that list. Is that possible somehow?
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Mac OSX: Finder stops displaying shared section

The finder in Mac OSX (Mountain Lion) suddenly stops showing the shared section. It might show up again in a couple of days or in might not. All completely spontaneous with no apparent cause. Any ...
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Automator Application as 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' - Servers don't display in Finder Side Bar?

Have an Automator Application as a 'Login Items' to 'Connect to Servers' (AFP). On login it runs, connects the servers, but does not add them to the Finder Side Bar under 'Devices'. Once logged in, ...
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QuickTime taking control over AVCHD content?

I've noticed that on 10.8 QuickTime takes control over the AVCHD content folder on my cameras memory card, turning it into a package and requiring you to open it up in QuickTime and convert the videos ...
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Finder.app previews of aliases and symbolic links

I have a folder with Finder aliases and symbolic links (i.e. created using ln -s original.pdf link.pdf). How can I make sure Finder displays previews for these instead of the standard icon? This ...
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Does a .DS_Store file contain view settings for its own folder, or does it describe the view(s) of the sub folder(s) contained in its own folder?

I'm having major issues figuring out how to get my arrange/sort settings to "stick" for my Finder windows—both in Lion, and now in Mountain Lion too (with a completely fresh system). I created an ...
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Finder “Show Icon Preview” for certain filetypes?

In OSX (Yosemite) I've figured out how to switch between showing a file as an icon or as a preview in Finder. I can go to Finder > View > Show View Options and then toggle the Show icon preview ...
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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 to fix Time Capsule causing slowdown on file dialogs?

I've got a fairly recent model Time Capsule running backup for my Macbook Pro (Late 2013). Ever since upgrading to Yosemite I've noticed an occasional slow down when bringing up a file open or save ...
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Disable Quicklook for certain filetypes

We have a few Mac's that choke on folders that have a lot of .TIFF files in them. The quicklookd process, and Quicklook Helper processes skyrocket in RAM and CPU usage. I'd like to keep quicklook ...
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how to use Logitech Anywhere MX back/forward button on OSX Finder?

is there a way to use Logitech Anywhere MX's back/forward button on OSX Finder? I can use these buttons on Chrome or any other browsers succesfully, but cannot find a way to do so on Finder?
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How to reconnect to NFS server using another login?

I use finder. This is my connection: nfs://192.168.1.10/nfs/ I logged as a guest before. But now I need to change user. Where I can change login data to connect to nfs as another user?
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Searching/opening filer from network location using terminal

I am creating .sh script that will open smb://location/foder. The location contains a lot of folders that are being constantly created, and every time when I navigate I need to open different folder. ...
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No file or directory names are shown in Finder at home directory

Finder does not show file and directory names in my home directory in list and cover flow view modes. Other columns are okay but name column does not not have a title and it is empty. I am using Mac ...
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Finder's akward filesize behavior

Updated my os from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion a week ago and noticed strange filesize info inside 10.8.5's finder. The info on filesize/foldersize in 10.8.5 is different from 10.6.5. While a folder ...
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I cannot open a Partition of a Harddrive when Shared

I've partitioned 0.75TB of external harddrive space for photo backups, which is shared on the network with a PC. However when shared I am unable to open the folder in Finder, as it will hang for 2 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Finder Problem - USB drive opening in separate window for every folder

Whenever I connect my USB drive or insert a disc and view the contents every folder is opened in a separate window, how do I prevent this? 'Open folders in tabs instead of new windows' in the Finder ...
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Why does the Finder sometimes refuse to receive a drag-and-drop of a URL from a web browser?

For years I've been annoyed by how most of the time I can drag the favicon from a web browser's address bar to a window in the Finder to create a bookmark file but sometimes the Finder has a tantrum, ...
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What folders does the “all my files” finder view pull from?

A relative of mine managed to delete all of the files under "All my files." I am restoring from a recent time machine backup, but am trying to figure out which folders need to be restored. So far I ...
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Spotlight/Finder quotation marks won't work with “\n”

"\n" is mentioned in some pdf's I have. When I search using quotation marks in both Spotlight and Preview Apps they have issues pulling up this exact phrase. Does anyone have a suggestion for finding ...
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Desktop icons rearrange spontaneously (Yosemite)

I like to have all my desktop icons and shortcuts in very specific places. When I take a screenshot of the screen (for example) and it is saved to a file on the desktop, all the desktop icons arrange ...