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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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Yes you can. Turn on the status bar: View > Show Status Bar. There you can see whether the Mac is searching.


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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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It is inconvenient, but if you add -kind:mail after your search term in the Finder, it will exclude Mail messages too.


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This solution worked for me https://support.filetransporter.com/article/AA-00398 Cick the Finder icon in the Dock. From the Go menu, choose Utilities. Open the Terminal app. Type: sudo update_dyld_shared_cache -force Press Return. When prompted, enter your OS X user password, and press Return.


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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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CrashPlan app contains an uninstaller built in. You can access the Uninstaller app by following the steps below : Go to Applications Control Click on CrashPlan App & choose Show Package Contents Go to Contents Folder Locate Uninstall app & double click to run it Authenticate using Administrator password & wait for it to complete This whole ...


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In order to view in Tads you need to set it that way. First open Finder preferences and select open in new tab. Next in View menu select show tabs. If you hold the cmd key and double click on new folder in finder it will open it in a new Tab bar Or, using the Plus sign on the right you can now open new tabs and decide what they will show, however the ...


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This is currently not possible. Opening a destination in Finder from outside Finder (such as a Reveal in Finder or selecting a folder from a Dock stack) will create a new Finder window.


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It just changes pages on the icon preview for multi-page documents. Not spectacularly useful with small icons like that, but if you have huge icons set or are in column or cover-flow view, it's a quick way to see what's actually in the document without opening them. If you click away from the icon, it goes back to the first page, so it doesn't actually ...


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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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This is currently not possible. You can provide feedback to Apple regarding this here.


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A possible alternative would be EasyFind - freeware on the App Store - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/easyfind/id411673888?mt=12


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Instead of using Clean Up By, use Arrange By. This both cleans up the layout and sets the default sort order for the folder for the future so that any modifications to the folder will update the sort order.


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The only thing a can think of is a little bit of GUI Applescript. Place this code into a 'Run Applescript' action above your 'Run Shell script' action. The Applescript is commented to explain what it is doing. But be aware this code is to start you of. It works in my tests. NOTE THIS SCRIPT WORKS WHEN THE WINDOWS ARE IN LIST VIEW But not if you ...


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This is possible by selecting the second window to get the selection. Insert the "Run AppleScript" action at the first position in the workflow, clear all text in the action, and put this script in the action: on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" activate -- doesn't work without the activate open target of Finder window ...


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As noted by another answer: you can't have all new Finder calls open as tabs in one Finder window. Cool idea though. And, as noted by another answer: you can control the behaviour of Cmd-Click actions in Finder so they open new tabs instead of new windows by going to the Finder preferences (Cmd+) and making sureOpen folders in tabs instead of new windows` ...


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Open Terminal and type: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true; killall Finder. As suggested in the command, it shows all hidden files.


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By default, Launchpad shows you all the apps installed on your Mac. To remove a Mac App Store app that appears in Launchpad Follow these steps while you are logged in with an administrator account: Enter Launchpad. Click and hold on an icon until you see all icons jiggle. Click the "x" button in the upper-left of the Mac App Store app icon you want to ...


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Finder will prevent you from deleting the default directories, but Terminal won't. You can use rm -rf /path/to/directory to delete the folder then create the symlink normally.


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You could try some Unicode 'dot equivalent' like · [Unicode U+0087 UTF-8 C2 B7] or ․ [Unicode U+2024 UTF-8 E2 80 A4] or ⠠ [U+2820 UTF-8 E2 A0 A0] Try the Character Viewer in System Prefs > Keyboard > Keyboard. Type 'dot' & see what may work


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For screen sharing via Ethernet cable read this OS X Mavericks: Connect two computers using Ethernet You can use an Ethernet cable to connect two Mac computers to share files or play network games. Connect a standard Ethernet cable from the Ethernet port on one computer to the Ethernet port on the other. You don’t need to use an Ethernet crossover cable. ...


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Try labelling them & then sort by label.


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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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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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This blog post shows how to find out exactly what IconServicesAgent and coreservicesd are up to when they're thrashing your Finder. In a nutshell, grep the output of fs_usage to find out what files are being icon-serviced all the time. Specific command lines are given, and the files that were causing their problems are the same ones I'm seeing. The ...


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There are 2 kinds of hidden files on OS X. Files starting with . are normally hidden in Unix (including OS X) or Linux systems, but can easily be shown e.g. by ls -la. In addition certain files (or directories) are hidden by OS X apps ( ~/Library is one example) and generally files inside bundles (such as .apps) are not normally visible. It is easy to ...


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The root cause of this problem is that Finder by default searches "This Mac" - i.e. everywhere, including the Mail folders - so every search is dominated by dozens of unwanted email hits. Fortunately there's a simple solution: In Finder...Preferences...Advanced, select "Search the current folder". This will limit the search to whatever folder you were in ...


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After further inspection, I noticed that when I first started Finder a process in Activity Monitor called InterCheck was taking up around 190% of my CPU (not sure how that's possible, but anyways). A Google search revealed that that process is from Sophos Anti-Virus. It turns out that when I start Finder it is trying to live scan my entire disk, which is ...



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