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Here are some quick suggestions. On newer OS, the files storing plist are not the final source of preferences. Instead, you will need to issue a delete command to the preference system that runs and contains a working copy of your changes. defaults delete com.apple.finder That should remove the preferences and then you would need to log out and log in to ...
This is called Preview. Type Shift+Command+p to turn it either on or off. Alternatively open Finder's View menu and select Hide Preview / Show Preview.
On this second HDD, Get Info on the drive, and at the bottom, authenticate by clicking the lock button, then click the Ignore ownership on this volume checkbox.
Perl's File::Find is ideal for iterating over all the files in a folder. This approach deals with one file at a time, is fast, and memory efficient. Use AppleScript to present the folder choice and then pass the selected folder path to your perl script: set myFolder to choose folder with prompt "Choose a folder:" do shell script "perl ...
You should avoid using SMB on OS X (IMHO) as it has been buggy since the days of Snow Leopard (10.6), for me at least. A quick Google search limited to this year alone brings up a myriad of issues regarding OS X and slow SMB implementations. There are a few things you can try: Use the SMB2 protocol by mounting your share cifs://<whatever your share ...
Set your highlight on the original, the symlink will follow - even across different drives on the same machine, even across different machines, so long as they are able to see each other. Note: Sometimes the changes are not visible immediately to the Finder. Any change to the folder is usually enough to 'remind' it.
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