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One way to do this is to use Automator: create a Folder Action on /Volumes trigger an Applescript or shell script when a new drive is mounted do the copy grab a coffee (optional). You'll probably want to scrape the output of system_profiler SPUSBDataType to make sure you're not messing around with DMGs. Oooh, option 2 from stack overflow (copy/paste ...


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Most file systems know 2 types of linked files: Hard linked files and soft linked files (more here on SO and here on linuxgazette) By default, OS X and Windows use soft links (alias, symbolic links). Both types of links make it possible to acces the same folder from different locations. Dropbox will treat each folder (original or linked) as an original ...


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


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open Finder, locate the file and drag it to the sidebar


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If you have a washed out folder thats busy in the finder, do the following: Rename it sudo mv Folder Folder2 Make a new folder mkdir Folder Move all contents sudo mv Folder2/* Folder/ And you're set.


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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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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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This may sound silly, but have you moused over the "Favorites" or "Devices" or "Tags" headers? You should see a "Show" or "Hide" button on the right-hand side, across from the label.


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/System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources Here is where all the icons are. You can Get Info on a folder, say Documents, and drag any icon to replace the generic one. The reason you lost the "special icons" in your home folder is that /User/yourusername/.DS_Store file is corrupted/missing/read-only/others. Dot-DS-dash-Store is a ...


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Fix: Restore the default icons 1. Go to the info view of each folder. 2. Click at the icon in the top left corner 3. Reset the icon via Command ⌘+X Workaround: You can copy a folder icon to another folder. There is a solution to bring the folder icons back: 1. Create a new user 2. Go to the user folder of the new user 3. Select the Documents folder 4. ...


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If this is in iTunes you do not need to worry as iTunes will automatically use an underscore in place of certain characters. For example, the artist folder for .38 Special will be named _38 Special and the folder for “Weird Al” Yankovic or "Weird Al" Yankovic (curly or straight quotes) will be named _Weird Al_ Yankovic


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It doesn't appear possible to do something like VLC folder/ folder2/ from the command line. Instead I've successfully created an Automator service that generates a playlist and launches the application passing the list to it. Here is the service... To include subfolders enable the option Repeat for each subfolder found in the first action shown above. ...


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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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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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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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I work for a school district and just had to do this. The teacher receives student iMovie files for review, and I need to move this automatically from the Downloads folder to something else. Create the folder you want files moved to. I went into Automator (Applications folder) and created a new "Folder Action." At the top where it says "Folder Action ...


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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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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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