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Finder freezes for several minutes when opening folder for first time after restart

After I restart my computer, if I try to open a folder the wheel at the bottom of the Finder window spins and I get the beach ball. This happens for several minutes (over 5 minutes) while loading the ...
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Make spring loaded folders open in front?

Is it possible to make spring loaded folders open in front of the active window? Just recently they have been opening behind the window I'm dragging into and that makes navigation difficult. Ideally ...
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How can I change Finder tag name or color?

There are some tags in Finder by default. I want rename their name from color. How can I do this?
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Finder treating symbolic links differently than terminal MacBook Pro Retina OS X 10.9.4

I created symbolic link jboss7 for hard link jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded and it worked fine in Finder. Then I made backup before modifying JBoss... ln -s jboss-as-7.1.1.Final-downloaded jboss7 ...
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Get rid of lingering partition

Not sure what happened, but when I was setting up my new Mac, something wonky happened w/ the second partition. I ended up deleting it and naming the second partition on my laptop Machintosh HD 3. ...
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798 views

How do I stop Finder from warning me when I change a file extension?

When renaming a file in the Finder and changing the file extension, I get the following warning message: How can I disable it?
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Is it possible to remove the “Shared” folder under Users?

Under "Sharing" in System Preferences, I do not have anything shared. However, I have a "Shared" folder under "Users". Is there a way to remove this folder?
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Cannot delete Services via System Preferences

I have a bunch of Services that i want to delete from Finder, none of them are in the Library/Services ~/Library/Services System/Library/Services -folders. They are not in the "Contextual Menu ...
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1answer
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Can I force the Finder's Go Menu to open a new window?

The Finder's Go menu offers a bunch of shortcuts to commonly used folders, like Applications, Utilities, Downloads, etc. However, when I try to jump to one of these folders while I already have a ...
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Is it possible to hide the name of the desktop icons?

I know it is possible to hide the name by renaming the file/folder to something else. The problem comes with my cloud showing in the desktop. I want it to show and I don't want to change the names of ...
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Moving files from bad external harddrive [duplicate]

I use OSX mavericks. My external 1TB harddrive is partially unreadable. I want to salvage its content as much as possible. I have tried dd but it took almost a day, so I killed it, and it could not ...
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42 views

“Show all” by default in Finder?

My question is directly related to this question in LION version. I use Icon view in Finder and I want to get rid of "Show all" behaviour, i.e. I want all files to be shown by default. Now, I am on ...
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What is the significance of 1946-02-14 08:34:56?

When Finder is operating on a file or folder on the system, the file/folder is greyed out and unable to be opened, as well as unable to be trashed. This is most notable when copying or moving a file ...
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using mdfind for smart search across all files

I am trying to use the mdfind command to search for phrases across all files in my computer from the command line. Basically i am trying to combine grep and finder search since grep is too slow for ...
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(Re)Setting defaults preference on OSX for one folder excluding subfolders

i am trying to understand the "overall" file metadata vs preference default settings -logic with osx mav on my mac... after all i am totaly confused The issue: I set up my default com.apple.. to ...
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How to get Unicode 7 (Emoji, etc.) on Snow Leopard and earlier versions of OS X

As there is increasing, yet still infrequent, use of Emoji these days, I wanted to try adding an Emoji font to Snow Leopard. Since Apple Emoji uses Font Book 3 specific features I decided on ...
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1answer
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Restore previous window size with Spectacle

With Spectacle, is there a way to restore a window to its original size after moving and sizing it? Some of the commercial alternatives offer this feature, but it doesn't seem to be supported with ...
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How do I access certain directories from the finder?

I would like to be able to do something simple such as open up a finder and be able to select files that are in '~/' or '/' Is there a simple way to go about doing this? For instance, sometimes I ...
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1answer
23 views

Empty space in the place of icons in Finder

I see empty spaces in Finder on OS X 10.9.4, exactly as on the picture. What does it mean? The spaces are in between the other icons, not at the end of the listing.
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1answer
21 views

Finder default window

I have an issue with Finders window sizes. I know that the Finder saves the window size per directory, which REALLY drives me nuts! I want to set one window size for the Finder. I totally lose it ...
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1answer
21 views

How to have a custom (or no) sort order in Finder windows

Similar to this question, that has been answered, I have an end user that wants to sort folders in a particular order that doesn't really match any of the basic sorting methods. She doesn't like the ...
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1answer
32 views

Persistant name on Finder tabs

I'm looking for a way to always display a label on Finder tabs instead of the current folder name, to differentiate them when folder name is not relevant. (Long story) I use tabs to switch between ...
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1answer
32 views

Applescript Command as Specified User to Delete All Files in a Particular Folder

I am looking at using the POSIX path to delete the contents of a particular folder on users computers but it must be performed as a particular user. I can deploy the script silently from my side ...
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Executing 'killall Finder' in Terminal raises reopening windows popup

I open Terminal, type killall Finder, press enter to execute, then Finder icon bounces and the well known error popup appears: The last time you opened Finder, it unexpectedly quit while reopening ...
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1answer
33 views

How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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1answer
42 views

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 is a bit cluttered and I've already sorted them on kind, but all .AI, .PSD, .INDD, ...
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1answer
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Error: “The operation can’t be completed because one or more required items can’t be found. (Error code -43)”

I accidentally pulled an NTFS hard drive out of my Mac OSX Mavericks machine several times and realized that I accidentally created multiple entries of many different names in my /Volumes/ folder. Now ...
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1answer
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Keep Finder location when switching between list view and icon view

In Finder, if you are at a deep in folders or files while viewing as list mode and then you clicked on icons mode, the Finder shows all folders from the root of volume. That is very annoying. ...
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Finder not able to view folders and files on EHD after updating to OS X 10.9.4

I can see still see 'Hitachi' in the 'Devices' Sidebar, but I am not able to view folders and files on this Hitachi XL2000 2TB FAT32 Hard Drive (EHD) that is USB connected to the iMac below. Late ...
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1answer
155 views

Force OS X Finder to always show dimensions of images in sidebar

OS X Finder does sometimes, but not always, show the dimensions of an image selected in Finder, in the sidebar. Why? Is there a way to force it to always show the dimensions? It seems very arbitrary ...
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1answer
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Launchpad Issue

So I was cleaning up my launchpad since Adobe installs a lot of minor applications and I wanted to have them all in one folder. Then I moved all of those Adobe applications to a new folder but the old ...
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Import songs from CDs with two or more sources

I have a problem with CDs that, when recognised by iTunes, give you a window in which you can choose one of different sources from which you can import one in particular. For example: Default Album or ...
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1answer
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View thumbnail cache in osx

Is it possible to somehow see the cached files by quicklook? I have found that some data is stored in /private/var/folders/xx/xxxxxxx/x/com.apple.QuickLook.thumbnailcache In here I found a ...
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How to batch import a large number of data CDs/DVDs (with eject)

I need to import the contents of a large number of data CDs/DVDs into my Mac for later processing. The discs are simple data discs with no conversion, compression or the like to be done. This is the ...
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1answer
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.DS_Store creation disabled on network shares, but I want them enabled for a specific share

I use my Mac in a corporate Windows environment all the time, and have it set so that it doesn't drop .DS_Store turds all over the network. I used the following well-known terminal command to disable ...
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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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1answer
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How does Finder decide whether a file extension needs to be hidden?

I'm using Mavericks and I noticed some of my files have their extensions hidden and others don't. How does Finder decide whether a file extension needs to be hidden? I know I can prevent this ...
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.mov file in external HD, grayed out and won't open: “this item is already used by Mac OS X”

The file won't open, with QuickTime, with the following error message: Selecting repair disk on disk utility results in this: I'm under OSX 10.7.5.
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570 views

Is it possible to convert window into tab?

I can drag a tab out of window, and it becomes independent window in Safari, Finder and other apps that support tabs. Is it possible to reverse this operation, convert window into tab by dragging it ...
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How does one reverse engineer how the Finder performs an operation?

I'm trying to figure out how OS X implements it's secure empty trash operations and it seems like I should be able to get more finely grained information than what the process monitor tells me. The ...
2
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0answers
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Finder windows won't show after reinstlling Mavericks ower Yosemite [closed]

I have recently reinstalled Mavericks and found that I couldn't launch finder anymore. When I click on the finder icon on the dock, double click on desktop folders or try to open recycle bin, nothing ...
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1answer
101 views

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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1answer
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How to use double click on desktop to act as a shortcut for a few commands

Until I shifted to Mac I used to use an app called Fences in Windows to hide desktop by double clicking the desktop. I wanted a similar app to do this on the Mac OS X Mavericks but I have no clue how ...
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1answer
35 views

Using tab key to advance to next file in Finder for numerically ordered files

I have a directory of files named like: it(0).png it(1).png it(2).png ... it(10).png it(11).png ... In Finder my directory is arranged by Name and the files are in correct numerical order. I like ...
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Where are the minimize, maximise and close buttons stored in Mac OS X?

The question above says everything I think :D. The Icons are probably in the same folder in any version of Mac OS X I hope.
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1answer
48 views

OS X - How to disable the opening file animation?

Does anyone know of a way to disable this animation: I recall being able to in previous iterations of OS X. Thanks.
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Network Folder Removed from Sidebar if Clicked and Not connected to Network

If I don't connect to the network (at work properly) and try to click on a sidebar icon to a folder on the network, the folder gets removed from the sidebar. Is there any way to make these to remain ...
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1answer
145 views

How can I get my AppleScript code to move files?

Having used Automator to organise files by file extension successfully before, I decided to create an AppleScript application that will save me having to change parameters manually, as Automator ...
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2answers
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How to diagnose Finder losing icons for folders?

After a reboot several strange issues come up from nothing. Suddenly all system directory lost their icons: Desktop, Home, Downloads, Pictures, Movies... have the normal folder icon. Even in Finder's ...
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2answers
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How to keep a file hidden in Finder, but readable, writable and visible to an app?

An otherwise great app I'm using, annoys me as every time I start it, it writes to 2 files in the root of my user account which are clearly visible. Now, I have used the terminal command "sudo chflags ...