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I just solved the same issue by going (in the Finder) to View->Show View Options. There, I moved the Icon Size slider to a larger size. All the image thumbnails loaded. Then I returned the slider to my selected size. HTH!


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In Spotlight's (System) Preferences, it has a "Private" section where you can add items to exclude from Spotlight… …so whatever you already did in Terminal, first step is to check if the drive in question is in this exclude list and if it is remove it which should solve the problem. But I assume it isn't in this exclude list but we have to be sure ...


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Old school way of trying to solve it but can you get a second HD? Format that using Yosemite with Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and copy the files over to the new drive. The new format might make it be recognized and indexed by Finder at that point.


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I'm using PhotoShop CC 2014 under Yosemite on a 2012 MacBook Pro. I'm not seeing an issue, even testing with a 5MB PDF. One thing to consider is that the PDF file is corrupt. To check this, try loading some alternative PDFs into PhotoShop. Instead of drag-dropping the PDF onto the Dock icon, you can also try either of the following: Right-click the PDF, ...


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Drag the icon or icons to the dock, then right click the icon on dock, select "option" - "show in finder", system will open a window to show you where the app located, then you can just threw it/them to the Trash.


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Your question is a bit hard to follow but if I understand it, you are mounting a deep path from the SMB share, but the root of that share is listed under 'Shared' in the sidebar. This is expected behavior and I don't believe you can change it. It's also in theory possible to add items to the sidebar by modifying ...


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I think I finally got a fix, for Microsoft Word (and presumably other Office apps too): Make sure you have a Word window open in all workspaces... of course, you can make the window really, really tiny and pushed away into a corner. This also helps with the jump to another workspace with an open window when you close "the last" (actually useful) window on ...


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There isn't a file browser on iOS, so Apple doesn't expose that functionality to users. There is a file browser on OS X, but the "truth" for App Folders is currently stored in iCloud, so you can't delete a folder on OS X and have it stay deleted. The bird daemon will re-download the folder from the cloud if you try. The developer that created those folders ...


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I get frustrated using the Finder application to find anything. I guess I don't have a mind that works like the authors of the Finder application. If you are used to using commands you can try the following. Open a Terminal application window. Use the cd command to change to the base folder where the files are. The command pwd will give your current ...


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I have worked out a solution for this that (so far) works for default Finder right menu context items such as 'Burn to disk' and 'Burn %s to disc'. You will more than likely break Finder forever and have to set fire to your computer. Long story short - do not attempt this. If you've got the neckbeard for it, here are your instructions cd ...


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Answer for my own question... I mistakenly changed the default application for opening folders (!) away from Finder to an application of my own creation. I didn't know this was even possible! Needless to say this had some weird side effects, like the problem I originally described. But I figured it out – I mucked up my system with an erroneous QuickSilver ...


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I came up with a brilliant way of doing this today. Where do you usually have your Dock bar? Move it to the opposite side temporarily. Grab both the files and position them as far as possible off the screen on the side that you previously had your Dock. Now, switch the Dock back to the previous side. HIDDEN!


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After abortive attempts to upload my iCloud Photos Library (iCPL) and then wiping it again in various ways, there were left behind "All Events" folders, originating from the old iPhoto Events folder. Once the original copy on the computer was lost, it was not possible to remove the iCloud.com version. They were "orphaned". My question to Ask Different was ...


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OK so you have verified the issue on another account so it is not a user-specific preference file that is damaged causing this issue. So something unknown likely caused some damage to the Finder itself. Can you boot into safe mode? (that would be hold SHIFT while booting) If so I would do that and download and install the latest Combo Updater for your ...


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tell application "Finder" repeat with thisFolder in (items of (get selection)) repeat with thisItem in (get items of thisFolder) move thisItem to (POSIX file "/Users/Jordan/Desktop/0/") end repeat end repeat end tell


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This might be a bit of a sledgehammer approach by Applescript compared to Automator's 'move' command, but as that's how the OP approaches it... To do it as an Automator Service, so it's easy to hotkey it… 'Service receives selected 'files or folders' in 'Finder''. on run {input, parameters} tell application "Finder" set selected_items to ...


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Actually I would use Automator. Set up a service and call it what you like. Under the "Actions" tab select "Files & Folders". Then double-click/select "Move Finder Items". Then select the location you want said items to move to. Save it and then you can add it to the custom keyboard shortcuts. To do this go to "System Preferences" and under ...


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The three simplest things to do to troubleshoot slowness is to write down what specifically you wish to optimize and then measure it. When you have a good baseline and preferably can reliably reproduce the conditions when it's slow. Make a new empty user and set the Mac to not auto log in. Reboot and repeat the test with the new account. Look in the ...


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This is likely too localized, but I had the following in my .bash_login (at the very end): stty werase undef bind '"\C-w": backward-kill-word' bind '"\C-j": unix-word-rubout' Commenting out the last line solved the problem, although of course I am missing this functionality now.


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The problem is that you can't delete a large number of files at the same time. Try going into the folders and deleting 1-5 files at a time. Appears to be a well-known issue.


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Two options I can think of… Clear the Finder's icon cache, from Terminal, & reboot sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; Or run the latest combo updater [rather than the delta], from https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1804?


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Normally, your user folder is located at /Users/johnsmith/. However for the case that you are in Recovery Mode, your user folder is located at /Volumes/Mac/Users/johnsmith/. This is because Recovery Mode is like another operation system started from another disk partition, so the disk partition with your main system appears as a mounted volume (like an ...


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This fix from Reddit worked perfectly for me!! http://www.reddit.com/r/osx/comments/2jtikj/finder_not_responding_new_yosemite_install/ You can most likely fix the issue by clearing out Finder's saved state, caches, and/or settings. Use Spotlight (the search icon in the far right of the menu bar) to find and open the "Terminal" application. Triple-click ...


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In the Finder window, under the Gear Symbol "Actions" select "Show View Options" at the bottom of the drop-down. From the new pop up window, you can change the default view options to "Arrange by: None" & "Sort by: Name" (or any other method)


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Try Finder prefs > Sidebar - Cmd ⌘ , - they may just have become unchecked… Any that are still missing after that - previous customer entries etc, can be restored by selecting the appropriate drive/folder/app in any Finder window & hitting Opt ⌥ Ctrl ⌃ Cmd ⌘ / or File Menu > Add to Sidebar Perhaps Time Machine would have an older version? ...


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As tubedogg has mentioned, it is the .DS_Store which stores the information related how the Finder formats a particular folder's view. By deleting the .DS_Store file using Terminal.app, you will reset the view options of that folder. However, if you are not comfortable using the terminal, you can go to Finder, and open a new window from the File menu: File ...


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Based on the previous information, the information about original location is stored within DS_Store file. In older version of OS X it was just a plain text and now binary format and it's undocumented by Apple, however there is a tool created by Wim L which can reads it. Written in perl Mac::Finder::DSStore project provides routines for reading and writing ...


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Since OS X 10.6 and so on, the format of .DS_Store changed from text into binary and it seems to be undocumented by Apple, therefore you really don't know the exact consequences of removing such files. But based on the information that we have, the file is basically storing information about how it displays directories and files (e.g. its position in ...


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You can isolate things a little if you don't mind using terminal. The trash in finder is an overlay of trash from each mounted volume and each user. Furthermore, you can see the filename of the file and search using spotlight to see if there are similar files or use spotlight to search in Time Machine to find where the file was before it was trashed. The ...


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⌘+W, ⌘+H is closing the active window and then switching to the previously active application with most decent applications. Most of the time this will be much more efficient than a switch to the Finder because we tend to go back to what was just interrupted before.


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As others mentioned, "Show Referenced File in Finder" is now greyed out in the regular case where Photos.app is managing your library. Instead, select the photo and then choose File > Export > Export Unmodified Original to get the photo. Or, you may prefer the modified export, where it can (for example) create a smaller JPEG suitable for emailing.


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Check Preferences > General > Importing and see if the "Copy files" checkbox is checked. If it is not: you have a referenced photo library. This means that all of your photos stay in their original locations when added to Photos. All that Photos does is make thumbnails and catalog the metadata so you can view your library. Therefore, Show Referenced File in ...


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From Photos app, right-click (two-finger click on trackpads) on any image you want to access in Finder Choose “Show Referenced File in Finder” from the option list to immediately jump to that image files finder location Or from File Menu in Photos: You can also access the same option from the File menu of Photos app: Select an image in Photos app for ...


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Update 1 Based on the comments made by ironsand to grgarside's answer. Step 6 should be changed to: tell application "System Events" to set activeApp to name of application processes whose frontmost is true if length of activeApp is not 0 then tell application (first item of activeApp) to activate end if My Answer to Posted Question This can be ...


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You can do this with Keyboard Maestro. Create a macro group just for Excel, then create a macro that executes upon ⌘W which closes the window and switches focus to Finder.                  


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What is the point of having Excel running without a document open? So that it opens the next document faster? If so, then make sure you have lots of memory (RAM) and then quit using CMD-Q instead of closing the window using CMD-W. When you have lots of RAM, modern operating systems cache or preserve most or all of the application in memory for when you ...


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I'm not sure you can really have both… Telling Excel to close a window doesn't tell Excel to quit. It doesn't actually tell it anything other than you closed a window. It sits there waiting for you to tell it what to do next; it can't guess what your next action is going to be. Of course, if you Quit it, then it goes away & the last-used app will be ...


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Well, the "Option" key resize works and Finder seems to remember the chosen width every time you open a new window in Column view. However, that is not the most logic behaviour. I would love the Finder to automatically resize each column to the necessary width to display the items it contains. I don't understand that this is not an option.


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I've created an AppleScript very similar to the @YoshiBotX's one, but with some improvements. The idea is to create an Automator workflow and assigning a shortcut to it using the following steps: Open Automator and create a Service; Set the input to no input, and the application to Finder.app; Drag and Drop the Run AppleScript workflow element onto the ...


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I was having a similar problem--not with icons in the dock--but Illustrator icons in Finder list view would just display as blank white icons instead of the Illustrator CC icons. Using the info in this thread, I showed all hidden files. This can be done using the XtraFinder app. Once all hidden files were shown, I went to the path below and moved the ...


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You can reset OS X's icon cache with the following commands. Just copy and paste each into a Terminal window and then reboot your Mac. sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \; sudo rm -rf /Library/Caches/com.apple.iconservices.store ...


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The best way to find files is through Terminal. You don't need to download or install any extra applications. Simply issue the command: sudo find / -name rt.jar It will ask your for your password; enter it. Find will go through all of your directories and when it finds any instances of "rt.jar" it will output the directory to your screen. You can then ...


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The com.apple.finder.plist file is the actual file. I believe the ones with a random extension are renamed originals used to hold the changes until the .plist file is updated and then are deleted.


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You can only specify the sort order for the top-most folder in any given view. If you want to sort a folder in a folder to a different view, you would need to open it in a new window… Main folder sorted by Name, sub folder by Date…


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You can use this: http://www.chaoticsoftware.com/ProductPages/NetworkBeacon.html to create a sidebar icon on your Mac that links up to some address and port elsewhere. Keep in mind it will show up regardless of whether it connects successfully or not, so don't take the appearance of your device in the sidebar to mean it's actually available. A quick sample ...


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This seems to be a somewhat prevalent issue, without a clear fix yet. Here's a link to one of the Apple Support threads that I think is a similar problem: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5556541?start=45&tstart=0


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You can just drag the link to the Finder icon in the Dock, and hold for a couple of seconds. That’s show you all the available windows of Finder, then you can select the one you want to drag the web-loc to. As @Phoenix mentioned in comment, you can aways ⌘+Tab to switch between open apps. Another way would be to use Mission Control, the shortcut of which is ...


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The "Try again later" is a typical indication that the Apple servers are to busy. Waiting 24-48 hours is the only solution here. You can try to log out/in but it is questionable that would help. Just in case, check if your Calendar is been updated.


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Selecting the file and doing Command+i will bring up the file's Info. Under the More Info section you'll find the Where From information, which is the URL where the file was downloaded from.


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A commercial extension called Default Folder X provides this. Tested against OS X 10.10.3. It has a few other nice features, like letting you pick an open Finder window as the save/open destination.



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