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In the end after taking 3 backups of the system, I deleted the Dropbox Directory because Dropbox can backfire and delete files/directories in local system if symlinks are used to Dropbox Dropbox messes up OS X Extended hierarchy and takes significant amount of spaces although Dropbox uninstalled; I do not understand the details here. I noticed ...


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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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Here's how to do it with any file (first method): Highlight and right-click the file you want to change the default app for Mouse over Open with... then click Other Choose the desired application (i.e. Sublime) in the Choose Application prompt Tick the checkbox Always Open With, then press Open (then close the application) Alternatively: Highlight and ...


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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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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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It turns out the issue is with the fact that I moved my dropbox folder to an external drive. In that case, OSX creates a bunch of files named ._filename, which dropbox cannot sync. To clean these files, someone wrote this small script that works in the background. I installed and ran it, and my problems were solved.


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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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I had previously gotten the Error 43 on my Mac. So I searched the Internet and found this article: How to Fix Error 43 Mac. To fix, what you need to do is basically two steps Reset the PRAM. From a powered off state, hold ⌘ Cmd ⌥ Option P R until you hear the startup chimes 3 times, then release and allow your system to boot normally. (Optional) ...


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Installer : curl -sL https://fss.abdennoor.com/s?i4XskQwOHrmA6Wa | sudo bash - Syntax : easysftp HOST USER PORT ; easysftp HOST USER ; easysftp HOST ; Samples : easysftp 192.168.22.34 ; # default user=root, default port= 22 easysftp 192.168.22.34 abdennour ; # user=abdennour , default port= 22 easysftp 192.168.22.34 root 2222; # user=root , port= ...


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I think I have solved my problem. In Terminal I used chflags nohidden on the .help file and all the files now appear in Finder


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I think in your example you are copying all files to the same disk. If the finder is trying to write to multiple places (or reading from multiple places) on the same hard drive, it will be slowed down by drive access times. It is easier (faster) to read (or write) one whole file at a time rather than ten files at the same time. You can observe similar ...


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ForceQuit All App Empty Trash Relaunch Finder This fix this issue...


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Much better is cmd+alt+i and move on all files for quick view dimesnions.


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Just in case it's your preferences that have got corrupted somehow, you could try the following two commands in the Terminal: $ defaults write com.apple.finder CreateDesktop true $ killall Finder


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I develop a file search tool that is based upon Spotlight: HoudahSpot. In addition to the Quick Look preview, HoudahSpot provides a text preview. This shows a plain text version of the selected search result. If you found the file by searching for text content, text preview will automatically highlight the words you searched for and scroll to the first ...


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Deleting apps from Launchpad and Applications folder are similar but for an extra step. When you delete from Launchpad, MacOS removes it completely from your system. From Finder(Applications folder), you move it to Trash and have to empty the trash to completely delete the app and generate space out of it. Those apps which cannot be deleted from LaunchPad ...


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Try presbutan http://briankendall.net/presButan/ it should get you what you want.


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Building upon jackjr300's answer, you can add the path to the comment with this modified script: set input to choose file with prompt "Select files (to put the file name into the Spotlight Comment)" with multiple selections allowed tell application "Finder" repeat with i in input tell item i to try set tName to (get name) ...


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I am pretty sure none of these approaches actually works, at least in El Capitan. The best approach I have found is to keep the special folders in your home directory and sidebar, and symlink out the subfolders. So, e.g., I have a real Music folder in ~/, but inside that is a symlink to /Volumes/[external]/Music/iTunes/. That gets the 100Gb of iTunes content ...


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XtraFinder Has lots of features, including visualization of Finder and auto-adjusting column width.


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Holding the alt or option key while doing the Drag & Drop action works. I think since Chrome also handles webpages as links (html) to open them in the browser, it does the same for downloaded files. If you simply hold alt while clicking a link it also downloads the file. So I assume Chrome treats the downloaded "link" as a 'file' when holding that key. ...


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Favorites in the left hand side is a flat list, but it's a good place to store some frequent destinations. And make sure to select the third option (circled) so you can have a tree structure in your Finder. Last but not least, you may notice that the screenshot has a Path Bar at the bottom indicating your current location in the hierarchy. And I think this ...


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In OS X’s Finder, the key combination ⌘+3 arranges the view in column (tree) fashion. If you wish to add the folder to the Finder’s sidebar, simply drag and drop the folder into it under the “Favorites” designation. If you wish to make the column view the default view for that folder, use the key combination ⌘+j with the desired folder selected and then ...


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This looks like a graphics card issue. I would recommend reseting your computer's PRAM. To do this follow the following steps. Power off your computer Locate the command ⌘, P, and R keys. Hold the power button until you hear the startup sound. Immediately after you hear the startup sound, hold down the three keys from step 2 until your computer boots a ...


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I do a "Get Info" on the drive. This brings up the info window. To add the icon, I drag and drop the .icns file on the image shown in the upper left corner of the window. When I refer to a "drive", what I really mean is a partition located on a physical or virtual drive. Since the partition is ExFAT formatted, the partition can also be referred to as a ...


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To illuminate and expand on Eirik's answer a bit: The instructions he's provided you are essentially the same as you would use in the terminal, but with a few details hidden. My guess is that you're seeking to clean-up file names, so this is something the terminal is really, very good for: precisely, in fact, why it's retained in any modern operating ...


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With Finder as the active application, choose Find from the File menu. In the Searching "This Mac" window that brings up, select Kind is Document, then use + to add another condition with Name as the first item. If you choose begins with as the second item, you can find files whose names begin with a particular character, like space. The ends with condition ...


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I had just this problem myself, i loaded an compilation and it dumped the songs outside of the album. It is really easy in itunes. Select the song you want, click file in the top bar of itune and scroll down to "get info". Form here you can easily edit the tags, and album artwork. If you click the album alome you can alter its tags but not touch the songs in ...


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Before ejecting drive click on any other drive and then press eject, window stays open,


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You can install kde4-baseapps with MacPorts and use Dolphin alongside Finder. Finder is garbage... Dolphin is ok.



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