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Uncheck Show warning before changing an extension in Finder preferences / Advanced (⌘+,)


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I heard that it was the day ENIAC was revealed to the world: The completed machine was announced to the public the evening of February 14, 1946 and formally dedicated the next day at the University of Pennsylvania The theory being that there were no "files" in existence prior to that date. With regard to the time, 0x4F3AFDB0 (from Finder.h above) mod ...


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I believe that CreateDesktop is set to false. Try running defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop -bool YES in Terminal (unless you are on Mountain Lion or below, in which case the command is defaults write com.apple.Finder CreateDesktop -bool YES), followed by killall Finder. You should be able to view items on and drag items to your Desktop now, ...


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Yes, it's possible, but that doesn't mean you should do it. Finder/etc doesn't stop you deleting it, and it's not a 'system' directory (despite being created by the system), but is it causing a problem, enough that you want to delete it? Apps can depend on that directory and deleting it could cause problems, now or in the future. I don't have any examples ...


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Place a foot in the door. On each of your disks, create a text file, open it in TextEdit, add some line, and leave the file open unsaved. I think this trick will prevent ejection. Test this trick, try to eject the disk and come here tell us the result. This trick can easily be automated.


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Go to Finder → Preferences → Tags. You can rename/delete tags by right-clicking and modify the coloured tags with the control at the bottom.          


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This worked for me: Open this file in XCode: ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist Look inside the favoriteservers container. Drag the servers into your desired order. Save the file. Log out. Log in. Done. Also! It sure looks like you have a separate value for Name and URL there! I haven't tried it but it certainly would be handy to ...


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With Finder open, press Cmd+` to open the Finder Preferences window. In this window you'll see a drop down list that lets you select where new Finder window open to when you open them. There are some suggestions made when you click on the drop down list or you can choose Other... and pick any folder you like.


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If your important external drive is mounted on the following mount point: /Volumes/important_disk Then you can protect it against an accidental removal by locking this mount point as opened. For this one very simple method consists in opening Terminal and doing this basic command: $ cd /Volumes/important_disk To get rid of this locking, you might type ...


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You should follow what George said, it's not going to cause any problems by just being there. However, if it's bothering you simply being there then hide the folder using chflags hidden /Users/Shared in the terminal. It will still exist, applications can still use it, and you won't see it anymore.


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I would use the terminal to sort things out if you don't see what's happened in Disk Utility. diskutil list From there, you can see all the names and numbers OS X has given to the volumes/partitions. Eject them all (except for the booted OS). diskutil eject disk2s2 etc... At that point, you might need to clean up the bad mount points. ls -l /Volumes ...


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You can't run .ova files from Terminal as they are not a binary file, hence the error. ova files are for VirtualBox, so you need VirtualBox to be able to open the file. Download VirtualBox from virtualbox.org.


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Let's start with a small example. Fire up Automator and create a service with a single "Run Shell Script" step. Set it to take Folders as input from Finder Pass input as arguments. Shell is /bin/bash Bash code: cd "$@" for file in *.mov *.flk *.mp4 do ls -1 "$file" >> ~/Desktop/test_file_awk.txt done What this does it takes the ...


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The best solution for me: Select file you want to open Press ⇧+⌘+/ (opens up the mighty Help search) Then start to type a name of app you want to open Use arrow keys to select right menu item Press Enter Done! For example I want to open HTML-file with Sublime Text instead of Chrome. I navigate to this file, press shortcut, type in "su", press ...


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All you have to do is right-click on the tag in the sidebar of finder and click on the colour you want the tag to be


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Based on your log, I suggest trashing the Finder property list, then rebooting. Open Terminal Enter the following command rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist Restart If the issue persists, I suggest following these instructions. to completely reset the service. Further information: The X Lab's Maverick's Post Installation Issues


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From the Library folder, a simple search (CMD+F) for Name starting with com.microsoft will recursively find all files and folders in every Library subfolder.


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This looks like a bug. I've tried rewriting the script various ways but the change only seems to take effect for new windows. So here is a horribly hacky way to get this to work. tell application "Finder" tell list view options of window 1 tell column kind column if sort direction is normal then set sort direction to ...


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Any person new to Apple and Mac would find lot of things un-intuitive or just forced on the user, w/o any options to change it. Or it might be that just many of us had their first experiences on Win/Linux systems. But just found this plugin to finder XtraFinder which among lot of other options allows you to ENTER/RETURN to open a file. Feeling a lot ...


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If these kind of Finder problems are user specific, you can fix them by removing your Finder preference files in your Library. The files you want to delete (backup) are: com.apple.sidebarlists.plist com.apple.finder.plist You can find them in ~/Library/Preferences/ (Home -> Library -> Preferences). Go to Finder, press commandshiftG and paste ...


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No credit for me. I have literally taken this from user NSGod: http://superuser.com/a/222590 My own addition, a bit obvious: the target filesystem should support symlinks, hardlinks, etc, else it will not work you can use the zip command in the command line and preserve these filetypes manually with zip --symlinks -r foo.zip foo/ How are you creating ...


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I'm by no means certain, but it sounds like you have managed to attach an Automator action to it somehow. A folder shouldn't have any kind of File Association/Open With attached to it. Does the same happen if you manually drill down to the same folder HD/Users/[name]/Desktop ?


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Try labelling them & then sort by label.



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