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In this particular instance All My Files are being exclusively sorted by Tags. The problem here is that this is not exactly obvious or apparent. There are several ways to adjust how files are arranged or sorted in Finder. I find one of the easiest and most convenient ways is to: Control + Mouse Click within the window or heading. (In this case ...


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I've tried creating a PDF file with that name on two machines and both immediately index the files and provide them in searches for any part of the name. I would be curious to the see the actual content of the file in case the content is somehow causing the indexer to fail, but then you say the indexes okay with shorter names, so it doesn't follow that the ...


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The SetFile utility is provided with Xcode, which Apple distributes at no cost. Once you have installed Xcode, you can issue the command SetFile -a T /path/to/foo.bar


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This has been a bug in Spotlight for a very long time and there does not seem to currently be a workaround except for renaming the file to be a shorter filename, as you have already discovered. The bug is only present for certain files and folders though and appears more frequently on certain machines. This extenuates the likelihood of it being a bug. For ...


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I've been fiddling with this all day - so far all I can say is 'I agree, Finder search does not find files by bit rate or depth'. MediaInfo will tell you - but that would be really tedious. I did notice too, that the 'Bits per Sample' flag in Finder's column view always just shows a double dash '--' It's fine for AIF & WAV, but not FLAC, ALAC, MP3 etc ...


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To show this information in Yosemite, do the following: Open a Finder window Go to the View menu -> Show Status Bar Information should now appear at the bottom of the window. Alternatively, Cmd ⌘ / will toggle it on/off.


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Apparently this is the way Firefox handles the "Save as..." action. When using Chrome or Safari there is no issue. There is a bug report since 2008, but the status is still 'NEW'. The only solution I see at the moment is to select the name (unnamed.png) and only edit that part in the text area.


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Try using a feature of OS X called "Folder Actions". Right click on any folder and select "Folder Actions Setup". It will gives you a whole list of options. These options come with the operating system. If you would like to modify a script you can double click it and make a duplicate. You can edit your script to do what ever you want. For example, I could ...


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I have a feeling that what ever you try will not register the files before the app can delete them if your saying it is already too fast. But you could look at launchAgents/Daemons launchAgents/Daemons Many kinds of tasks that do not require user interaction are most effectively handled by a process that runs in the background. You can use a ...


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From the output of your df -ki command, two numbers are telling you are beyond the red frontier of safe disk use. Look at the line terminating with / which is your main visible and used disk partition. When the columns Capacity and %iused display numbers above 90%, then any search for a new free space or free inode is a real nightmare. To tell you the truth ...


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Select the file in Finder. Press ⌘I to Get Info. Set None to Other… in the Open With section of the inspector: Enable All Applications, then find and choose TextMate. Select Change All… to change the association for all .rel files.


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This could be the symptom of a corrupt spotlight database. You can reset the indexing by opening the terminal app and entering the following command: sudo mdutil -E /


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This sounds like a broken "All My Files" search criteria. You can check this by clicking on the gear/action icon. Choosing "show search criteria". It should say "Any of the following are true: Kinds is Document, or Kind is Other com.microsoft., or Kind is Archive. The contents of ...


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If you are stuck you could use a find command in a terminal window. Open a terminal window and type :$ find . -iname \*foo\* Here's an example using the files you mentioned in your question. mgagnon-mbp:tmp mgagnon$ ls AllTheFooReports.xlsx bar.foo.doc foo.doc foodstuffs.xlsx snafoos.docx mgagnon-mbp:tmp mgagnon$ find . -iname \*foo\* ...


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The Finder searches for word prefixes. If you save your search as a Smart Folder and then inspect that using a text editor (e.g. TextMate) you will see the raw Spotlight query: ((kMDItemDisplayName = "foo*"cdw)) The "w" modifier tells Spotlight to search for words. The "*" wildcard at the end of the search string makes Spotlight search for word prefixes. ...


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This is a common and known bug. Just google "Save Dialog Grows" to see. Hopefully Apple will fix it with the next point release.


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Basically you want to find a bunch of files which are empty (have size 0 bytes) and then change their content to "This file is empty". cd to/wherever/the/files/are find . -type f -size 0 -print | while IFS= read -r line; do echo "This file is empty" > "$line" done If instead you want to remove them, run cd to/wherever/the/files/are find . -type f ...


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This is currently not possible. You can provide feedback to Apple here: https://www.apple.com/feedback/macosx.html


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You can try unchecking "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" on System Preferences > Energy Saver (source). There's also an app that says it will give more detailed control called (appropriately) "Keep Drive Spinning". Here is a link to the developer site, the app sends you to macupdate for the download –be careful with bundled software on the ...


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Speed Up New Finder Window Generation by Changing All My Files All My Files is a smart folder that uses Spotlight to access any and all files owned by the current user. This can be great, but it can also slow down the generation of a new Finder window on some Macs. Changing the new Finder window to a static folder can help that speed: Pull down the Finder ...


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Try killall -KILL Finder in Terminal. Usually clears up graphical glitches. Try resetting Finder preferences. Run these commands in Terminal: rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist killall -KILL Finder Note that you will have to redo any Finder preferences you had set. If that doesn't work, follow these steps to reset the Icon Services cache: ...


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I would recommend creating several saved searches, each for a specific file extension within a given folder, and then add each saved search to the Finder sidebar. For example: In Finder, go to your working folder, then type something (e.g., xxx) in the Search field. This reveals the Search row; click the '+' at the far right. Change Kind to File extension, ...


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You just have to specify what you want to search. As soon as you begin typing your query the results will appear. From OS X: Keyboard shortcuts Command-F Find any matching Spotlight attribute As long as nothing is entered there is no match. If you just want to move the input focus to the search field without starting a search use command+option+F



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