"Folder" is the colloquial term for "directory" or "subdirectory", an abstraction of the file system hierarchical divisions used to organize files, documents, applicatons and pieces of programming code.

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How to disable Finder triangle reveal animation in 10.7 Lion

In Finder's list view, you can click the little triangles to the left of folder icons in order to reveal the contents of the folder. In 10.7 Lion, this reveal/expansion is accompanied by a vertical ...
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When I save a document, can I enter the location with path input?

When I save a document in any editing program, it pops up a save window where I can choose the desired save location by clicking folder names. Instead of mouse-clicks, I like to input the path name ...
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How can I move an email without deleting it from iCloud server?

I have local rules on my Mac to move emails from certain people into their own local folders, and sound a unique alert. The problem is that it appears that moving it causes it to be deleted from ...
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Putting a folder in the dock

Is this possible? How can I do it? I want to put applications in a folder in my dock.
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Most important MacOS folders to move from SSD to spinning HDD, and how to move them?

I recently installed a SSD on my Early 2009 Mac Pro. While searching the site, and finding many questions on the subject of SSD to HDD swapping, linking, and cloning. No one actually mentioned the ...
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Option to “open with…” on folders in finder

Is it possible to add the "Open with..." option to Finder, when you do a secondary click on a folder? I want the same behavior as when I'm secondary clicking on a file. Edit I do not want to open ...
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Move an old Time Machine folder (NOT volume!) to a different disk

I have an old Time Machine backup that I moved from its volume to a folder on a different disk. Now I want to move it to yet another volume. The problem is that the volume where the backup folder is ...
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How to fix iTunes library? I copied the iTunes folder but the music does not appear in iTunes

I copied my iTunes folder and changed it in preferences. Then I did Library -> Organize Library. Why doesn't iTunes see the music? (I think I used this process before). How to fix? Using iTunes 10.
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Mac folder which is Not Shared is shared and fully accessible from a Windows machine

On my desktop, I right click on Macintosh HD and then on Get Info. The Shared Folder checkbox is Unchecked and under Sharing and permissions, I have: system (read and write) myUser (me) ...
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Global vs user Applications Folder

What is the difference between keeping applications in the global /Applications vs ~/Applications for a single user system on Lion? Does the applications in the global location get extra ...
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Safe to Delete Mobile Applications

I back up my iPhone 4 and iPad 2 to iCloud. Is it necessary to keep my Mobile Applications Folder? There are over 12GBs of space being used by this folder on my Macbook. Could it be thrown out?
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How to view Root directory and subdirectories in Finder?

Apparently, the Macintosh HD icon on the desktop points to the root directory but it is not showing all the contents. Some of the files and directories are the same as those which I see when I ...
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What folders should I be backing up? Are there any I should avoid?

I'm in the process of configuring a cloud backup for my OS X machine and am trying decide what folders to back up and whether there are any folders I should avoid. I have complete control, by ...
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how to make a png graphic for an icon into a rsrc file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing a file or folder icon using the Terminal ok, my original question was pretty much the same as this one: Changing a file or folder icon using the Terminal, but ...
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Move Developer Folder

I want to free some space on my SSD. Is there a way to move the Developer folder from my root drive to another one without breaking anything?
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Wrong icon for Application folder

For some reason, my Applications folder is using the Address book icon in the Dock. How do I change this back to the correct icon. I am using Mac 10.7.2 (although the problem has been there since ...
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How do I set an icon for a directory via the CLI? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing a file or folder icon using the Terminal This is a continuation of this thread from Super User. The question is how to set an icon on a directory. At first I ...
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Same Files in Two Folders, But Different Size Info?

Can anyone tell me how this is possible? The files in these two folders are exactly the same, but the file size reported for the folders is different. Any ideas? Edit: fullsize image @ ...
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Which applications should be in the Utilities folder?

A while ago I wanted to make things more convenient so I organized the my Mac applications in folders. Little did I know, it prevented Software Updates to detect needed updates. Now, I've been trying ...
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How do I set a persistent background image for a USB drive?

I'm trying to change the folder background image on a USB flash drive, using the View Options panel. However, when I eject and re-insert the drive, these settings (as well as icon positions, etc.) ...
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Why does it take so long for the Application folder to open?

My computer is pretty snappy, and the UI is typically silky-smooth. However, for some reason, on virtually every Mac OS X computer I've used, opening the Applications folder takes an inordinate (>5 s) ...
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Badge count for number of items in a folder on the Dock?

After clearing hundreds of items out of my Downloads folder, I'm eager not to repeat the process. Anyone know of a plugin/app/hack that will let me badge a folder in the Dock with the current number ...
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Remove desktop folder which is on the desktop and contains everything on the desktop

I don't how this happend, but I feel like my machine is experiencing a Being John Malkovich syndrome. There is a folder on my Desktop called Desktop which contains all the other folders on my ...
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Move 'Pictures', 'Documents', 'Movies' etc folders

I would like to move folders like 'Pictures', 'Documents', 'Movies' to a different from default under the root of user's home location, preferably into a sub-folder under the same user's home folder. ...
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Is there a Mac equivalent to Windows 7's library feature?

Having several related files in different folders, I was looking for a way to combine them in the same view, like the "Libraries" of Windows Explorer in Win7. While Finder has great smart folder ...
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Re-appearing folder in OS X Lion

At some point in the past, I had a folder on my desktop that I placed temporary music files off of my Aunt's iPod. I imported the files from her old school iPod in order to add to her iTunes library ...
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Where can I test a path?

I have tto check a path like "volume1:FTPRoot:StenRoot:Stnp00:A12:B38:f000031913". Is there an easy place where I can paste this to unsure me that this path is valid ? PS / I can follow it manually, ...
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Why folders keep shifting their positions?

I bought a new MacBook Pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I also installed newest version of Mac OS X, Lion (updated). Yesterday, I turned on my computer and noticed that ...
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Playlist folder not showing songs from all child playlists

I have created a playlist folder which contains 2 regular playlists (i.e. not smart playlists). The hierarchy is like this: Occasions | +--- Party mix 1 | +--- Party mix 2 In iTunes, if I click on ...
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Folders in Applications not in sync with Launchpad

I created a folder in /Applications to move all Games into a folder called Games. Launchpad is not in sync with the folders that I created. Looking at the folder Utilities, I was under the ...
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Is there a way for Spotlight or Launchbar or Quicksilver or similar to just return matching folders not files?

I frequently need to just get a finder window up that's a ton of folders deep. There's only so many favorites you can put in the finder sidebar. I'd happily configure a dedicated launcher to just ...
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How to “star” messages or mark them as important in iPad mail app?

I would like to mark messages as "important" in the iPad mail app via my gmail account. The app can move messages to a new folder, so I can put them in Gmail's "starred" folder, but that moves it out ...
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Automatically sync folder contents in the background

Since Lion still won't allow me to search the SMB volumes I need, I'm planning on syncing them to a local folder that will be indexed by Spotlight. What's the best way to sync folders automatically in ...
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Repairing macports after deleting image folders

I was having problems uninstalling a package in macports (gimp2-devel, to be exact) due to some "directory not empty" errors. I discover from comments made by the maintainer of macports that it's OK ...
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File sizes greyed out (strange extended attributes) in Finder on Lion?

I just got a new machine with Lion preinstalled. After transferring all my applications, I noticed that the file sizes (and only the sizes) of some applications and folders are greyed out: Does ...
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Is it possible to change the Finder sidebar icons

I know you can change the icons of files, folders, etc, but in the sidebar folders appear the same. Is it possible to give them a custom icon for the sidebar like the Music, Photo's, Movies, etc ...
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Creating folders in the Applications folder

I like to keep things neat in my computer, so when I started to have too many apps, I decided to create subfolders within my /Applications folder and move tings around. Sometimes, I got asked to ...
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Change OSX Folder Icons (Working on OSX Lion)

I have a certain PNG I'd like to replace a folder icon with. I noticed that when i Command-I this .png file, it will preview on the bottom, but not on the top left part (generic ".png" text appears ...
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How do your library folder back? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where did the ~/Library folder go in Lion? I upgraded to Lion but now under ~/User there is no library folder. What happened to it? Is there a way to get it back?
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Can I safely rename all directories in my home directory to lower case?

I am somewhat picky about my filesystem structures. I really, really dislike directories with capital letters. I'm more used to Windows where there are a lot of "special" folders in the home ...
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Is there a shortcut to expand all folders in Finder's list view?

I have my Finder window set up to display in "list" view so that it shows all folders with triangles on the left to click to expand. I have a number of levels of nested folders. Is there any way ...
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How can I rename a folder in Lion's Launchpad?

I created a folder by dropping one icon on top of another. Now I want to rename that folder, since the default name, "Utility" isn't the one I want. According to all advice I find on the internet, I ...
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Opt / Private Folder visible on HD?

for some reason my /opt /private folders are not hidden anymore while the rest of my finder's hidden files are. What would cause these to be visible again, and how do I change them back? I know it ...
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organising apps by multiple levels of folders possible?

I like the idea of putting our apps in "folders" , but is there anyway we can furthur put those "folders" into "folders" ?
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What are the default permissions on the Applications folder in OS X supposed to be?

I was trying to run VirtualBox on OS X when I got the error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine tinyXP. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_WORLD_WRITABLE). Unknown error creating VM ...
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Password protect folder without disk images?

Is this possible? I know you can protect a .dmg file, but is there a more convenient solution, by using a third party application?
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How can I find out what is deleting my ~/.Trash folder?

Some application or action is deleting my ~/.Trash directory. I obviously don't know when this happens, save for the "Are you sure you want to delete..." dialog box. I can restore the Trash, by ...
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How do I hide folders in OSX?

Is there a way to hide folders in OSX like you can in Windows? And if so then how?
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I have a shared folder called “Foldername” that shows up on another computer as “Foldername-2”

I shared a folder on my computer, called "Foldername". My account on the computer is UserA, my wife's account is UserB. I gave UserB read+write access on Foldername, and clicked the "shared folder" ...
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simple MP3 player with folders

I've been using SoundJam MP since it came out and many years ago I found a beta version that worked on OS X and that's the reason I can still use it. Unfortunately, with OS X Lion, PPC support is ...