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Finder Bus Error 10/Finder freezes and doesn't open a new window

About a month ago, my MacBook Pro from 2008 running OSX Lion 10.7.5 booted up incredibly slowly. I reset the PRAM and removed and put back the battery and that issue resolved itself but after that ...
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435 views

Explanation for Ridiculously Slow Copy Speed

I am backing up data files from one encrypted image to another. They're text files ranging in size from a few hundred kilobytes to a few megabytes. The process has become excruciatingly slow and is ...
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491 views

Where are my finder windows after a reboot

I have a late 2011 MBP, running Mac OS X 10.7.5, 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5, with 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3. When I reboot and I try to open a Finder window with command + n or from the menu File > New Finder ...
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1answer
105 views

Finder generic icons for music/movies on second drive

I have added an SSD to my iMac with OS X Lion and wanted to reorganise files a little: System and home folder on SSD Music, Documents, movies on HDD That's not hard, but when I move the Music ...
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1answer
182 views

How to disable dmg autorun?

I have downloaded a dmg file called BaiduYun_2.2.0.dmg, which, on double-click, shows the license agreement window straight away, instead of showing an installation package or an application that can ...
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absolute path to directory accessed by right click 'Show Package Contents'

In OS X Mountain Lion when you right click on an *.app icon you get an option to 'Show Package Contents' leading you into 'Contents' directory. I'm having trouble figuring out the absolute path to ...
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101 views

Authentication required when moving files into library?

I was trying to add a view files into my Mac's Library & I can't move anything without the authentication popping up... I do not know the password so I was wondering if there was any way to get ...
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2answers
840 views

I can't see usb-drives and archives in the sidebar of the finder anymore

When I plugin a usb-drive or open dmg-archives they don't appear under the 'Devices' section in the sidebar of the Finder anymore. The drives are there when I check with 'Disk Utility', they appear ...
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1answer
70 views

Problem with permissions

on my Lion Server I have noticed that the permissions for certain folders seem to be screwed up. When I look at the Get Info for the folder I see strange things in the permissions section. There are ...
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2answers
5k views

How to set a folder view as default for all folders in Finder?

I'd like to get the same folder view for every folder, that means, to have my stuff being sorted always by type and then by name. is that possible with automator? Till yet, I set my view via cmd+j ...
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139 views

MacOS X 10.7.5 screen flickers in black and freezes for 2 minutes

Recently noticed a problem - in Finder, column view (this is important) if I select a pdf file (noticed only for pdf) screen flickers quickly several times in black color and the whole system freezes ...
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Finder doesn't show thumbnail previews for RAW files

Since I upgraded to Lion (10.7.5), Finder doesn't display thumbnail previews of ARW files. ARW is a Sony RAW image format (in my case files were produced by Sony NEX-5 camera). Finder used to display ...
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188 views

Keyboard Shortcut to Right Size All Columns Individually in Finder in OSX Lion?

Is it possible to set a keyboard shortcut for resizing all columns individually in Finder in OSX Lion? The way to do it without a shortcut is right clicking on a column divider and then choosing the ...
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1answer
166 views

How to set multiple folder icons in finder (for symbol- and list-view)?

I'm using OS X 10.8.2. By default the system folder icons differ in symbol- and list-view in the finder. If I use the list view a small icon (16x16px) is displayed. In symbol view finder switches to a ...
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1answer
570 views

Changing Finder's Font Size - Lion

I open My Documents in finder. Click CMD-J and change the font size to 10. I choose set as default. The font size looks right on My Documents. Then I navigate to Applications, and the font size is ...
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1answer
92 views

Gibberish volume in finder which is inaccessible and un-deletable

I'm not sure when it got there, but there is what looks like the icon for a time machine volume in my favorites sidebar for finder, but its name is gibberish : "_fTz328nSUG4ZgV4k5KaRm." If I click on ...
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1answer
845 views

Is there a way to make Finder always expand to “Show All” by default in “Icon View”?

Is there a way to make Finder always expand to "Show All" by default in "Icon View"? I am referring to this situation where the "Show All" is collapsed by default:
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2answers
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Cut-Paste files or folders on Mac OS X

Is there anyway to move some files/folders on Mac OS X as easy as in Windows? The only way I know is to side the two source and destination folders, and drag and drop the files from one to the ...
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3answers
154 views

“New Folder with Selection” question

I'm looking for a way to change the minimum number of files required to 1 so I can make a folder from a single selected file rather than having to have 2 selected before it becomes available. To see ...
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1answer
4k views

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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1answer
549 views

What are the home and net folders I see within finder?

While a similar question was raised here, it doesn't seem to be a solid answer but more of a theory. In addition my case is a bit different as you will see below. You will note that I have two home ...
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1answer
97 views

How to focus on list of found files after search in Finder using the keyboard with full keyboard access activated?

I like using the keyboard as much as possible. In particular, I'd like to be able to activate a search, type my search term, press a key to move to the search list, and then use cursor keys to ...
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2answers
1k views

Enable Cut in Finder in OSX 10.7 (Lion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it not possible to use the “cut” command to manipulate a file in the Finder? I was fiddling with several settings a few days ago, and I'm pretty sure I did ...
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2answers
3k views

How to create a 'New Email with Attachment' option in Finder?

With OS X Lion, the 'New Email with Attachment' option is missing from Finder. It is supposed to be replaced with the new "Share Button". Unfortunately, the only two ways I can share a file are ...
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1answer
92 views

How to use Finder's “Open With Application”?

(Apologies in advance if the menu names aren't exactly right -- I'm not using Mac OS X in English, so I'm guessing at the translations.) I was curious what the "screen sharing" shortcut had in it, so ...
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242 views

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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222 views

in Finder, when sorting by Kind, have it “Show All” by default

New to Lion when you sort a folder by "Kind" it groups file types together in a wonderful compact display with a "left-right" scroll capability if there are too man files/folders to display one line. ...
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1answer
606 views

Toggle Finder sort order with AppleScript under Lion 10.7?

For years I've been using this AppleScript to toggle the sort order of a Finder window: if sort direction of column id size column of list view options of window 1 is normal then set sort ...
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1answer
309 views

How to use drag and drop to move files instead of copying

Drag and drop between drives defaults to copying the files not moving them. I know holding ⌘ along with the drag will move the files, but I'm looking for something more permanent like a defaults ...
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7answers
2k views

How can I create a Saved Search that excludes a specific folder from the results?

I'm trying to set up a Saved Search of my Mac that will exclude files in a folder called 'XYZ' from the search results. The reason is because I'm getting a ton of false positives from that folder that ...
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3answers
3k views

Why does Finder use 59GB of swap space?

My new retina MacBook Pro(with 16GB RAM) keeps receiving this "Your Mac OS X startup disk has no more space available for application memory" message. I have 300 GB of free space on my hard drive, and ...
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3answers
601 views

How to set label color for “Utilities” folder in Lion?

In earlier versions of OSX I've set the label color of the /Applications/Utilities folder so that it's easy to spot (visually). Lion disables the labels for this folder. (Why?) I've tried changing ...
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1answer
1k views

Width of the column view separation line in Finder

I'm using Mac OS X lion. In Finder, I use the column view. I know how to set up the width, but the thin line you use to drag the columns has suddenly become thicker and very visible. I know this ...
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235 views

Finder not expanding folders anymore after OSX Lion re-installation

I've just reinstalled Lion after having replaced the stock HDD with an OCZ Vertex 4 SSD and everything is fine apart from the Finder, which does not expand folders anymore..see the following ...
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1answer
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Associated Voila files to finder by mistake

An associate of mine has managed to associate all his Voila files to Finder, and now he just has a bunch of folders for them. He wants to revert this but, when he does, at Get Info he has no option ...
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How can I restart Finder when it keeps “stopping” an stopped copy process?

Every now and then, mostly with USB sticks, Finder decides to copy forever, either at the end of the copy process (i.e. the files are already copied), or at the very beginning. Stopping the process ...
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1answer
52 views

Extracting zip does not store files in “today” in Finder

I have a Mac OS X Lion 10.7. I downloaded a zip file from the internet which shows up in "Today". However, after extracting the zip file, it puts the contents in "earlier". is it possible to show the ...
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2answers
798 views

“Connect to Server” option missing

Running OSX Lion, I have no "connect to server" option listed in Finder > Go menu. Everything I've read about connecting to a Windows file share references that option. Why would it be missing and ...
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3answers
8k views

How do I keep QTKitServer (QuickLook Helper) CPU usage from exploding out of control? OR How do I disable QuickLook entirely?

I've been watching lots of .MKVs lately, opened from the Finder. In Column View, when you single-click any file, QuickLook will load a viewable thumbnail into the next column over. This causes ...
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2answers
4k views

Clean up file names using Automator

I’m fairly new to Automator, in that I’ve used it only once before. What I’m trying to do is clean up a bunch of Android app assets, which are named like so: 01_something 1_something_else ...
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2answers
649 views

QuickLook HTML plugin?

I'm looking for a plugin that will display me the text of HTML files in QuickLook rather than a preview of the rendered HTML. Does anyone know of such a plugin?
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5answers
11k views

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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3answers
415 views

OS X Lion - arrange by application category breaks alpha sort?

I just upgraded to OS X Lion (10.7.4) and one of the new features I read about was the ability to arrange the Applications folder by Application Category in the Finder. I did this and the ...
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5answers
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Quickly open your favorite folders on OS X?

What are the options which would be faster than opening Finder and browsing the folder, to open it? (I like to keep the desktop completely clean so will avoid Desktop shortcuts if other options are ...
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1answer
3k views

How can I replace Finder with Path Finder in OS X Lion?

I downloaded Path Finder and like it a lot, but Finder still takes over some functionality that I'd prefer Path Finder to do. For instance, if I open a folder on my desktop it opens in Finder, and ...
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1answer
124 views

How do I give focus to the correct window when closing another application's window?

On Lion, if I am in Chrome and click on an alert from Outlook that says I received an e-mail, I get a new window from Outlook with that e-mail on top of Chrome (I can still see Chrome immediately ...
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2answers
323 views

Creating a keyboard shortcut for “Show Path Bar” in Finder

It seems there's no built-in keyboard shortcut for "Show Path Bar" in Finder. How can I create one?
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1answer
399 views

How to add a shortcut to a NFS share in Finder?

I have defined a NFS mount point in Disk Utility. The target machine is running Linux. I don't see the machine in Finder (preferences/ shared / servers is checked) I also can't drag the folder to the ...
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1answer
527 views

Some windows in OS X Lion do not move to foreground when taking focus

I have two windows open (so far I think this has only happened when at least one of the windows is a Finder window, though I'm not sure if that fact is essential to the problem), and I click the one ...
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1answer
1k views

Hard Drives shows up in Finder, but not Desktop

In the past when I have plugged in external hard-drives they would always show up on the desktop. I'm not sure if it is because of a software update or the drive itself but it's no longer showing up. ...