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Well, if I use ⌘+V keys to paste, it does not matter if a file or folder is highlighted. The file is pasted to the folder currently open in the Finder window. If you want to just copy a file to a folder by drag and drop, hold down the option key before dragging the file.


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You can usually fix most finder problems by force quitting it and relaunching it. http://applemacosx.com/2015/09/30/what-to-do-when-mac-finder-is-not-responding/ If that doesn't work I recommend you do what Buscar said to do and reset the Finder's default state.


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To enhance the accepted answer, paraphrase another, correct one more and to add my own input, I offer the below summary: Drag and Drop Dragging and dropping the folder use to work for me, but seems to be largely hit and miss these days. For me I'm usually adding network folders and these sometimes don't drag too well. If it does, and the horizontal bar ...


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Sometime a folder might not show the "horizontal location-line" graphic as you drag it into the sidebar, making it impossible to attach it to the sidebar. In such situations, you can drag a folder within the folder into the sidebar and cancel that action (press 'esc', etc.) once you see the location line graphic. Then try dragging the main folder again onto ...


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On closer inspection this appears to be a bug. If you populate a folder with only sub-folders (no other file types) then the 'show all' remains the default when you leave and re-enter the folder. Also, I mysteriously have one folder on my mac with multiple file types where the 'show all' option appears to be the default. Definitely a bug.


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Is it possible the date field is the created date-rather than the modified date? If so, change the displayed properties to the modified date.


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When finder copies a file it appears to use a magic file creation date to indicate busy http://stackoverflow.com/questions/444561/how-can-i-tell-if-a-file-or-folder-is-busy-e-g-the-finder-is-busy-copying-to-i I just used SetFile -d '2016/02/04 12:00:00' myfile And the folder/file was no longer busy


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You can execute shell script directly on OS X, so there's generally no good reason to do that. However, if you really feel like it, you can use do shell script "script" to execute a shell script in AppleScript.


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watch this vid https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfpdwhrGdV0&feature=youtu.be it really helps and is done in 5 minutes


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If you have Xcode installed, you can use Instruments.app (Apple documentation You can use this command to launch it open /Applications/Xcode.app/Contents/Applications/Instruments.app Once opened, this application can monitor all processes on your machine for file reads, writes, and locks, among other things. There is a template called File Activity that ...


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Open terminal.app (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal or via Spotlight) and issue this command: sudo fs_usage | grep [path_to_file]. Path_to_file may be to any of your found 'xEy40' files. See, if it'll show anything.


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Quoting the relevant lines: 31 -[ACCFinderInnerExtension ACCFE_drawInteriorWithFrame:inView:] + 174 (ACCFinderInnerExtesion + 22262) [0x10ccc16f6] 31 -[ACCFinderInnerExtension getFullPath:] + 43 (ACCFinderInnerExtesion + 20080) [0x10ccc0e70] 30 -[ACCFinderInnerExtension accProfilePath] + 62 (ACCFinderInnerExtesion + 19828) [0x10ccc0d74] 30 ...


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I had the same missing shared device problem. I actually stumbled into a quick fix. 1) In Finder select "Go" then "Connect to Server" 2) in the dropdown list on the right side to the right of the server address there's a drop-down icon. I clicked on it and it showed a "Recent Servers" list. I figured I'd see if an old connection would work. I clicked ...


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Opening the folder and then dropping the icon from the header worked best for me as cmd drop only adds a link and not the actual folder-a very important distinction.


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Generally, if something is greyed out, it's unavailable, and a common reason is often that the file is being copied/part downloaded etc. Scroll over to the right and check the file size of the item, and if the progress bar is present indicating a copy is happening.


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It sounds like the sidebar preferences got reset when you upgraded to El Capitan. If that is all that is going on, it should be simple to fix. The sidebar is just a list of shortcuts to where the folders actually are, so we just need to put the shortcut back. First, make sure that Finder is the application that you are working in, either by clicking the ...


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Music is a default folder under FAVORITES on the Sidebar of Finder and you should be able to select it and then see your iTunes Folder. If the Sidebar isn't shown, click Finder > View > Show Sidebar. If Music isn't in Finder's Sidebar then go to the menu bar Finder > Preferences... > Sidebar and click the checkbox by Music to have it appear in the Sidebar. ...


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All the iTunes content is inside the directory: ~/Music/iTunes more precisely: /Users/<your_user_name>/Music/iTunes. You can use special application tool like DaisyDisk to locate some particular content inside your Mac computer.


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The Sidebar is just a handy place to find stuff. If an item has been removed from the Sidebar, it is easily put back by dragging its icon from its source location on the drive. In your case, open the /Users/your_user_name folder from the HD and drag the Music icon into the Sidebar. This Support Document at Apple may help in greater detail.


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This seems to be a 10.11 only problem, so it's impossible to delete on 10.11 at least, but you can very likely delete this on any OS X version other than 10.11, (I tried 10.4 and 10.10, and I could delete files with this character).


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Found solution myself. In system settings on the Mission Control tab the second option of the top group must be checked. I don't know exactly how it is in English, it shall be something like 'Switch to space with application windows when switching to an application' or something like that. I used this as a tip, it says about the third checkbox, but in my ...


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In terminal copy sudo rm -R /Applications/CrashPlan.app enter password, done. You will still see the app icon but all process are stopped for good; for what I can see.


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Try to open Terminal (use spotlight) and type sudo rm -Rf (Directory to disk)/*


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Here is an Automator Service that becomes available in Finder when Folders are selected and emulates the context-menus Compress [n] Items command except it creates an individual zip archive file for each selected Folder in the name of the selected Folder. If the Folder Name.zip file already exists then a " 2" (space 2) is appended to the filename, e.g. ...


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You didn't do wrong, but the point with rsync is that after the initial backup/copy, subsequent rsync runs are clever enough to only copy/backup stuff that's changed. So say you do your 300GB backup, then a week later want to backup again, if you've only made 5GB of changes on your disk, then rsync will only try to edit/backup this 5GB, rather than you ...


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I deleted ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist which seemed to help momentarily, but the the problem began again. in that time, I noticed an app called "DeskShade" that was running, and said wtf is that? So I did sudo rm -rf DeskShade.app/ I rebooted, and my desktop is back. It's been good for about 30 minutes, hopefully removing this app is the ...


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Text messages that are blocked are not saved. So you cannot go in to see old text messages.


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I think the simple answer is no, if the question is whether the native ls command can be configured to list directories before it lists non-directories. One of the comments suggests a shell pipeline, but rather than going to that trouble it might be easier to write a script. The following python code is by no means intended to be a complete substitute for ...


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It's also worth noting that the little icon in the window title (as shown in @Siguza's picture) can be used for lots of things. Let's say you have a file open in TextEdit, and you want to open it in Word. You can use that little icon. Go to Word and choose File -> Open. Then go to the little icon at the top of the TextEdit window, grab it, and drag it to ...


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In Finder try using this: Kind is Folder Name ends with son This should display all folders ending with "son". Try also, begins with and contains for similar searches.


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I say that depends on the program you open the file with, but in most programs you can right-click the file name in the top bar, click the containing folder, and a new Finder window will open with the file already selected:


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The view mode of your downloads folder on the dock probably changed. Secondary-click (right-click / ctrl-click) the icon, then under the "Display contents as" section, click "Fan". Also, on top of the list, be sure that "Date added" is checked under "Sort by".


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I haven't found a way to get variables in spotlight, but I must be misinformed since that seems so useful to not implement. That being said, I use terminal and mdfind to parse spotlight like you have all the time. mdfind "kMDItemFSName == '*son' && kMDItemKind == 'Folder'" That will show you all folders ending in son and you might want to grep ...


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If you have been blocked the phone will ring once then go straight to voicemail or it will go straight to voicemail without ringing. A text message will show as delivered but the person will never see it. If it has a single green tick next to it it means you have been blocked.


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I couldn't find any documented proof but still, here is my answer. When you first hit above shown error, it means you can Skip i.e. don't try to trash mentioned file and continue trashing the rest Stop i.e. stop trashing for now Continue i.e. you have closed mentioned file (it's not in use anymore) and OSX can continue trashing it If you just click ...


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I was able to solve it: sudo /usr/libexec/repair_packages --repair --standard-pkgs / did repair the access rights of the folder /private/tmp. I suspect that Adobe Creative Cloud has altered the rights. There have been some log lines in the console about quicklookd being not able to scan /, so that is another symptom of that problem.


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Here's how you'd do this: Go into the finder, and drag whichever folder you want to use for this into the "Favorites" section in the sidebar (enable the sidebar in the view menu if it isn't showing). Run this script, but replace menu item "Xcode" of click menu item "Xcode" of menu 1 of pop up button "Where:" with the name of the folder you added to your ...


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You can attempt to remove the file by its inode number. List the files in /Library with the -i option ls -il /Library The first column is the inode number of the file. Then use find find /Library -inum XXXXXXX -delete where XXXXXX is the inode number of the file.


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I believe this is a bug in the latest Photos app 1.3, which was released on Dec 8 2015. It only imports pictures that has a filename such as DSCxxxx.JPG or IMG_xxxx.PNG. Also if you select "Import" from the menu and select your microsd card, all folders on that card are grayed out.


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You have to enable the option with a somewhat misleading name "spring-loading delay". It is now a component of System Preferences → Accessibility → Mouse & Trackpad, see answer at Spring loaded folder settings missing in Yosemite


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I would also take a look at bettertouchtool although january 2016 is the last month it will be freeware. I believe it has an option for it


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When finder is the current app, hit command and , at the same time. Click the Sidebar tab. You can then select the things you want to show up in window. If they are already selected, try un-selecting them and re-selecting them. Edit: As @NetherLinks mentioned, a few good answers are over at "File Open" dialog is missing sidebar items. Try them ...


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So I fixed it by using the terminal. I moved all the content of the grayed out folder and to a new one.


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I noticed while trying to figure this out that some of the apps displayed in LaunchPad aren't MacOS apps at all- but Chrome extensions that I added to the browser. To delete these, you can either: 1) Open a finder folder and enter (Shift+Command+H) to see the applications folder there- you can delete these items by dragging to the trash - or; 2) Load ...


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You don't have to restart your Mac. You can simply use Command-Option-Escape and Relaunch the Finder app. I have this same problem, but it only happens when I have a Finder window open to the Downloads folder at the same time I download a file in Safari. If the Downloads folder isn't open, the file downloads and all is well. This problem started with OS X El ...


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Today I faced this issue on my iMac with OSX 10.11.2 What I did is 'Relaunch' Finder. Step 1: Click on Apple icon on top menu and click on Force Quit Step 2: Select finder and click on Relaunch


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For just moving files and folders within the hidden folder, it might actually not even be necessary to unhide the folder as long as you know its name—or know how to get it. For example: I know that a Library folder exists within my user folder but I cannot see it in the Finder: However, I can use CMD+Shift+G to open a prompt where I can type in a folder ...


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You can use chflags in a Terminal to hide/unhide a file where file is an individual file or folder or when using the -R option, all files/folders within a folder. See: man chflags Basic syntax to hide a file is: chflags hidden file Or folder and everything in it: chflags -R hidden file Basic syntax to unhide a file is: chflags nohidden file Or ...


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Long story short: the white drive represents a "removable disk", and the orange drive represents an "external disk". Think of a removable disk like a thumbdrive, something small that people would usually throw in their pockets or carry around on a regular basis, or in your case, an external SSD. An external disk is usually the exact opposite of the ...


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Press ⇧⌘G (Shift-Command-G) to bring up Go to Folder and type in the path, then click Go as shown in the image below. Or if using the mouse or trackpad, click: Finder > Go > Go to Folder You can also change Finder Preferences to show Hard disks on the Desktop under General and or in Devices under Sidebar, thus being able to open the Macintosh HD from the ...



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