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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 ...


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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.


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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