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The time it takes to delete a file doesn't depend (much) on the size of the file. Thus, the number of files being deleted matters much more than the size of the files. My guess is that the trash on FooDrive had lots of small files, and that's what took so long. I just ran a quick test on my HD, with 500,000 zero-length files scattered through 1,110 ...


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The only product that I know of that can handle binary files is an open source product called xdelta. I have used it on Linux and it has worked really well. However, there is a caveat and a big one - you must compile the application. This means you are going to have to become familiar with compiling files on OS X. This requires downloading the XCode ...


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First of all BE INCREDIBLY CAREFUL WHEN USING RECURSIVE DELETE FROM TERMINAL Next, just make sure that the applications that might have used these are closed. That warning out of the way, here is how you can do it. First open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities). Type cd ~/Downloads and press Return. Then type sudo srm -f followed by a Space (don’t ...


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This was such a problem for me I actually made a utility called "iCloudStatus" which basically behaves the way Dropbox does by showing a status icon in the menu bar (see below). The other alternative is looking at the Finder but if you're uploading large batches of documents nested deeply in folders like I am then it will be a time consuming experience ...


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I found the answer! It is controlled by the hidden flag. Open Terminal, $ /bin/ls -Ol will show you which files are flagged with hidden. To make /mnt hidden, simply $ sudo chflags hidden /mnt To change back $ sudo chflags nohidden /mnt Cheers!


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Did you check hidden files? What about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.DS_Store? :) Open terminal, go to that directory and type ls -alh. Then compare what you see in terminal and what Finder is showing.


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Search for OS X identify process by window I found What process owns a certain window (Mac OS X) which told me this after moving the Window: RetinaMBPro1TB:bin jeroenp$ ./show-recently-moved-windows.py Move target window List of windows that moved: {( { kCGWindowAlpha = 1; kCGWindowBounds = { Height = 1094; ...


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In pretty much any Open or Save dialog in OSX Yosemite (and several previous versions) you can type shift + ⌘ commmd + . to make invisible files visible within the dialog. So you can easily open TextEdit (or any given app). Type ⌘ command + O. Type shift + ⌘ command + . to reveal invisibles. Type shift + ⌘ command + G in the Open Dialog and enter ~ ...


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Update for 10.10: When you are in the "Show View Options" Menu, the "Snap to Grid" setting has been moved to the "Sort By:" drop down bar.


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When you import a file into iTunes and have the option "Copy files to iTunes Media folder when adding to library" it will create a copy and place it into iTunes media folder. You can then delete the original if desired because a copy was made. If you do not have that option checked it will not copy the file. The reason editing the song info does not affect ...


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In the Finder's sidebar, there should be a section called 'Devices'. Click on the one that's your computer's name and you should see the SD card. Drag it back to the sidebar.


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If you are saying that you want each double-click to open the new file in a new tab of the current Sublime window, rather than opening a new window in Sublime, then that is going to be an application-specific preference. Meaning, you'll need to look at the preferences for Sublime and see if there isn't some equivalent of "Open new file in tab" or "Open new ...


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It seems like you might need to open the Photos app, and within Preferences choose "Use as System Photo Library"... Source: https://discussions.apple.com/message/28138885#28138885 However if this doesn't work it would suggest something on your Mac isn't setup right and you should try backing up your data and reinstalling by following these instructions.


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First, as an FYI, you only need to boot into the recovery partition to repair permissions when you are trying to repair permissions on your computer's boot drive. To do it for any other drive, simple select it in Disk Utility and click the Repair Disk Permissions button. This may solve your problem, so try that first. After that, the simplest solution is to ...


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The folder which you are performing the search mustn't be on Spotlight' exception list in order for its items and subitems (files and folders) to be found, even on Finder's search box. You can check this on System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Privacy.


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You need to reset LaunchServices for changes to take effect: /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain user;killall Finder


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Are you kidding. Once Apple takes away, it never comes back. But you can use TotalFinder or, a more elaborate solution, PathFinder, to get the label color for the folder and full row instead of that weeny little tag color dot. And there are little apps about, such as Colored Folder Creator from '08. that kinda still work ... it doesn't color the whole row, ...


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In the App Store a tool called "Foldery" is available. It doesn't change the color of the label, but the color of the folder icon itself. That does the job for me to separate more important things from the lesser important ones - at least on the Desktop. This only works for folders and not for documents, of course. But it might fill the void left by Apple's ...


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I eventually solved the issue, it seemed to be nothing to do with Finder at all, the issue was being caused by Dropbox indexing and starting up, I checked in the activity monitor if this was causing a lack of memory and cpu space, but it wasnt, which is strange. I uninstalled dropbox, then re installed it (do this still kept the dropbox files on my machine ...



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