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It is doing the right thing. There is no decision making being done so the dialog box will appear every time. To fix it, you will need to add an AppleScript action as discussed here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/509298?start=0&tstart=0 So, if the filter returns an empty list {} then it quits. Here is what it looks like...


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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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Try simply hovering over the heading "Favorites" in the sidebar and then on the word "Show" which appears to the right This toggles the favorites on and off...


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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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It's irritating, for sure - best workaround I've found is to relaunch the Finder... Option Right-click the Finder icon in the Dock & you see an extra item at the bottom of the menu - Relaunch


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There are easily 10Gb of files hidden from the Finder. Get Info on a disk and Get Info on a folder work differently. On a disk, it simply asks the disk resource for a count of the used blocks and thus gets an answer almost immediately. This value accurately reflects how much is stored on the drive in question. Get Info on a folder digs through that folder ...


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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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Nevermind, I should have been in column view, not list view. Someone changed it and I thought list was what I was using.


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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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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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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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xattr -c ~/Desktop this solved it for me.


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I was able to reproduce this as well (on OS X 10.9.4). A simpler case is as follows: touch file.txt ln -s file.txt link.txt mv file.txt moved.txt touch file.txt If the Finder was open to the working directory while mv was executed, then it will (incorrectly) follow link.txt to moved.txt until it is restarted. Interestingly, you don't even need the ...


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It's odd. I can reproduce it, but only if I actually check the symlink in the Get Info window in the Finder before I move the backup in. If you do all the steps without opening that window and checking, it doesn't seem to do it, but moving the original file in the Finder will make the link follow the file, but only in the Finder. Also, after relaunching the ...


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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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Go to Finder open Finder Preferences Uncheck "Show warning before changing an extension" Optionally, check "Show all filename extensions" to verify that Mac did not automatically append extensions when you add your own.


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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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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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Check out Keyboard Maestro http://www.keyboardmaestro.com/, it should do what you want. I know it is not exactly cheap for a utility app, but it does a provide a huge amount power beyond simple key remapping, and it has proven to be stable across many Mac OS X versions.


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


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I have tried both the solutions in the answers, and comments however the only thing I found works is: Press: command + alt+esc ; Select Finder; Click Relaunch. Normal behaviour resumes.


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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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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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Try going into System Preferences, then Sharing. At the top of the window should be a field labeled "Computer Name". Type in what you want and it should correspond with what you see in Finder's Sidebar.


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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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Most likely the files you are wondering about do not have any extension associated with them. Unlike Windows and many other operating systems Mac OS does not require a file extension and can use meta data stored in the filesystem instead. More about Resource Fork and File Type/Creator. After some searching around it appears to be fairly complicated to take ...


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Using just Finder to hide filenames on the Desktop is (to my knowledge) not possible, but I would be happy to be proven wrong about that. I realise you don't want to rename files and folders, but the only workaround I know of to "hide" the filenames is to rename them to a space " ".


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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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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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These actions are specified within the Info.plist file within the MacVim bundle. From there they are added to the Launch Services database. An easy way to turn them off is within the Keyboard preference pane. Just open the Keyboard preference pane. Select the Shortcuts tab, then Services from the list on the left hand side and scroll down to the bottom of ...


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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 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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Not sure you can open one directly, but Cmd/n Cmd/shift/[letter] is pretty quick & will achieve the same result.


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So this is a very old post. However, I haven't found the solution elsewhere, so for anyone else looking - here's how I got dividers into my sidebar (working in Mavericks 10.9.4): Download the 'Lion-Sidebar-Separators-Tweak.dmg (from the icons link in gentmatt's post above) Mount the .dmg and drag the 'SidebarSmartFolders.icns' to the 'Drop here - ...


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DragThing made the trick! (And does a lot more.)


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Go to the folder and press ⌘J, then set Arrange By to None. This will still sort using whatever you have chosen for Sort By. Click Use as Defaults to use this option as default and remove the .DS_Store from any folder that you wish to inherit these defaults.


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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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I had this same problem, and a user over at reddit helped me solve it. look here (this isn't spam) http://www.reddit.com/r/applehelp/comments/2d4809/applied_sharing_to_all_subfolders_files/


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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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Finder will always halt on Error. Have you tried Data Rescue 3? I've had good results using that in the past. http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue.php


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This perhaps won't fix your bounty issue, but for Finder not correctly coming to the front... Opt-right click the Finder icon in the dock > Relaunch [bottom menu item] Should fix focussing issues with no side effects. For some reason, since Mountain Lion, this occasionally happens, Finder loses its focus, only some windows pop to the front when Finder is ...


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On my dad's mac and mine, the problem was solved by changing the "arranged by" setting of the finder from "none" -- which was the default option -- to either of the other options (say "name").


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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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Cannot see why this cannot be done. Select grid :- then choose: And you should get something like this: I you want to get rid of the grouping right click in the finder window and show View Options Set arrange to: By name Set Sort by to : Date Modified What you get is this:


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The list is stored as an array in a dictionary named favoriteservers inside the ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist file. You should be able to modify the array with a plist editor, so that they display in your preferred order.


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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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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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