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I experienced the exact same bug! I found out, that i was logged out of Creative Cloud. When I logged back in, the Services-menu appeared again in Finder. This is a very weird bug..


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You have to make a PRAM reset. To do that restart your Mac, and BEFORE the "Bong" press ALL the following keys, until you hear the "Bong" again : cmd + alt + P + R After your can let your Mac start normally. If the problem persist, redo the manipulation but stay your finger on the key until you have hear the "Bong" 5 times.


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This should work: Close all open Finder windows Open a New Finder window and arrange it to your liking. From the Menu select View then Show View Options ⌘+J Click the Use as Defaults button at the bottom. Toolbar Also, the View Menu shows many shortcuts to toggle view options.


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Not exactly an answer to your question, but I wrote a program that removes all LaTeX auxiliary files from a directory IF they are more recent than the .tex file having the same name. The programming language is C++. If you have a C++ compiler I may provide a link to the code (that was an example given in a C/C++ class for students).


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I haven't solved this, but to work a report in LaTeX I add " " to the Finder-comment of my main.tex-file, " " to my chapters-folder " " to my images-folder and so on. Then I view my project with folders cascading after sorting by comment. (press command-J to get options to add the comment-collumn to your project window). It's not neat at all, but ...


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You don't say how you created the "shortcuts". If you used Finder to make Alias OS X creates a complex (and very large) file. These are probably OK, if you want that kind of thing, but OS X has functionality to locate files if they move, and presumably doesn't show them if not present. (I can't verify this as I don't use Alias, except for software testing, ...


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I used bittorrent sync to sync 8TB between my Drobo and QNAP.


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I don't believe this is possible as of Yosemite 10.10.5. The sharing menu would be a sensible place for this, but it doesn't have an option to send or copy a link to the file, choosing Mail or Messages will attach the full file: Personally I use Dragshare to quickly get a remote link to a file, or if you save your files to Dropbox you can just alt-click ...


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From the Forklift manual... Copy To copy the item(s) selected in the active pane to the folder opened in the opposite pane you can use the following methods: click the toolbar icon select File > Copy to from the menu use the cmd-c keyboard command to copy the item(s) to the clipboard, then switch to the second pane with TAB and use cmd-v ...


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Finder doesn't have a cut Cmd ⌘ X behaviour for files, only for file names. It uses Edit menu > Copy or Cmd ⌘ C then Edit menu holding Alt ⌥ > Move Item Here or Cmd ⌘ Alt ⌥ V instead. ... or Drag holding Cmd ⌘ between volumes


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I'd been wondering about this as well. I have my App folder in the side dock which gives me an unwieldy list of names longer than the screen heigth. The solution I tried attacks the problem from another angle. Instead of cleaning out the App folder, I made a new folder and put in alias's of just the programs I use. You can then drag the folder off to your ...


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Easy – rename it. You have to put a dot before the filename of the app (or any file for that matter). This hides the app (or file) from being viewed in the folder, but it will still be present there. You won't have permission to do this to the OS X default apps normally. But we'll use root for that. So fire up the Terminal app, and type: sudo mv ...


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You can use AppCleaner to do it, although you first need to uncheck [] Protect default apps in its General Preferences. AppCleaner Preferences AppCleaner showing deleting the Chess.app, which will work the same for other Apple installed Apps providing the preference mentioned is unchecked.


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You can hide files from the UI using chflags command. Assuming you want to hide iBooks app, start your terminal app do the following: $ cd /Applications/ $ sudo chflags hidden iBooks.app And you are almost done. Start finder app and in Applications folder you won't see iBooks app. But it's still in visible in the Applications Dock folder. You have to ...


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I'm not sure if this is the problem you're looking for an answer to, but you can change the function of the green "maximise" button in the top left corner by holding down "alt" when you click on it. The most annoying thing about Yosemite for me was when the green button started taking the window in question to full screen... holding down alt makes it just ...


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Do you mean getting out of full screen? Because that is either by pressing the green button, or using Cmd ⌘ Ctrl ⌃ F.


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Yes, stop using iTunes. Use a separate video program to watch the files and store them in your own folders.


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First create a new folder where you will copy the data to: mkdir <dest_folder>. Then use: # "First level" hidden files find <source_folder> -d 1 -name ".*" -print0 | xargs -0 -J % cp -R % <dest_folder> # Normal folders cp -R <source_folder>/<folder1> <source_folder>/<folder2> ... <dest_folder>


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I don't have a ntfs partition to test it, but my man rsync documents the -E switch: -E, --extended-attributes Apple specific option to copy extended attributes, resource forks, and ACLs. Requires at least Mac OS X 10.4 or suitably patched rsync. I don't know if that helps, but it's worth a try. Another thing to try would be to ...


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I'm going to throw this out here as a workaround if you can't find a better solution. Many years ago I had a similar situation and this was an issue with the version of Mac OS X at the time and Network Drives and the lack of a Refresh command in Finder, which it still doesn't have. My workaround solution then was an AppleScript that I saved as an ...


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If you meant on the Desktop rather than the sidebar... Finder > Preferences > General >


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Go to Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar and make sure "Hard disks" is selected.


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You could make an Automator service with a hotkey that pops up and asks for a new name EDIT: I did the work for you. Add it to ~/Library/Services and define a hotkey in System Preferences.


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On El Capitan (beta build 15A263e), I can not rename dot files and get this message: I use the third party tool Transmit to make changes to invisible files and folders. I wish I knew a way to modify Finder to do what you ask, but someone trickier than I will need to step up with instructions if they are known.


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I do not know what version of OS X you're using however I have no problem renaming dotfiles in Finder under OS X 10.8.5. That said, If your using a version of OS X that will not allow you to rename dotfiles in Finder and you do not want to use Terminal and the mv command, then a GUI option you can consider using is muCommander.


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Ugh - Do you know specifically if you used Finder to move a folder within one volume or copy the contents to another volume? If you were copying, boot to recovery and run Disk Utility or power off and run file recovery software like Data Rescue. If you were moving, then finder can't have caused the issue - force quit or not. Look at backing things up ...


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I would recommend upgrading to Yosemite. It sounds like your Finder application is in a state that it doesn't run - it could be a broken update or malware. As others pointed out Chrome and Google Software Update are unlikely the cause. To the best of my knowledge, Chrome does not interact with Finder. Google Software Update does, but only during ...


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As to your second question of "why does the Finder behave this way?", I will hazard a guess that it mimics the decades-long traditional behavior of Finder windows. This was how Finder windows worked in Mac OS through version 9. In earlier versions of OS X, there was a button in the top right corner of windows that toggled between the "old" Finder window ...


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I just get my Mac yesterday, and we have exactly the same problems. I installed a virtual machine to run Windows and then I deleted the program. However, there is a folder called "Windows 8 tools" left in the launchpad. I couldn't drag it to the trashcan nor could I right click it to delete. Then I just dragged it to the dock, right click it, and choose ...


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Trash is special - often the file isn't open. Restart to close all files (the system almost never opens a file that's in trash) Empty again Force empty - hold alt/option and empty trash Worst case, you can use lsof but since the trash could be an external drive or an internal drive or a user item - the "trash" is a combination of several locations. sudo ...


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Yes, the lsof command will show you that. Open a termin and type "lsof [folder name]" and the command and process id should be listed.


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So here is some final code that works for all windows, Finder and otherwise. Note the 4 second delay to switch to your window of interest is required. Without it the AppleScript Editor will always be frontmost. tell application "System Events" display dialog "Click OK, then immediately click on the target window. Whichever window is highlighted at 4 ...


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command+opt/alt +esc to force quit / relaunch Finder fixes the out-of-sync problem. Not a great solution, but it does work.


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Well you can ask Finder for its windows. The order returned is topmost to bottommost. If you have a specific window you want, and know its name then just ask it to activate... tell application "Finder" set w to (name of every window) set i to (id of every window) tell window named "Desktop" to activate get front window end tell And the ...


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Pressing Command ⌘3 in Finder changes to Columns view and selected files can be deleted by first moving them to the Trash by pressing Command ⌘Delete or by clicking Move to Trash from the File menu in Finder. You can then empty the Trash by pressing:ShiftCommand ⌘Delete


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Did you definitely use the command line to delete the folder? One behaviour that has struck me as strange a few times on OS X is that if you are working in a folder in the Terminal but then delete it in the Finder, you can continue to work with the folder perfectly happily in the Terminal. Even in it's new home within the Trash. If you try to open the ...


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I have written a Mac OS X app "Show Time" to quickly hide and show hidden files from the menubar. It is open source and available on GitHub. Check out the source here and the release here.


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Bulk file & folder moves/copies using the Finder are more easily accomplished at the command line in Terminal. A benefit is that the process executes faster. The mv and cp commands are what you need. Use wildcard file selection on the source side of the command, and create target paths from dragging the associated Finder icons into the Terminal window. ...


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Edit : I guess I finally found something by looking at the com.apple.finder.plist file! From http://www.real-world-systems.com/docs/defaults.txt.html, at "finder" : FXArrangeGroupViewBy = Name; FXMyDocumentsArrangeGroupViewBy = "Date Last Opened"; I guess it should be something like defaults write com.apple.finder FXMyDocumentsArrangeGroupViewBy = ...


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To set a default view style use: defaults write com.apple.Finder FXPreferredViewStyle icnv|Nlsv|clmv|Flwv with: icnv: Icon View Nlsv: List View clmv: Column View Flwv: Cover Flow View To enable this immediately (which probably is not relevant for your shell script) you have to kill the Finder with killall Finder. Some folders might have a different ...


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You can change the automatically launched program via this command: defaults write com.apple.loginwindow Finder /PATH/TO/ALTERNATIVE.app The alternative program will launch instead of Finder; and the force-quit option will change to "restart", etc. The actual Finder can still be started, but it can also be quit, just as any other normal app.


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Just disable the LaunchAgent com.apple.finder at /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ with sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.Finder.plist and Finder shouldn't launch at all. Depending on your system this might not be successful. Then download, install and open LaunchControl. Navigate to System Agents -> com.apple.Finder and highlight ...


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This seems harmless to me. If you want to clean things up, I would sudo tmutil disablelocal to clean up any local snapshots and then make a new test user and turn off automatic user log in. Reboot and log in as test and make a clean backup interval without your user being logged in or any files open from the main ~ directory. At that point, you can check ...


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Start your Search from anywhere else except "All My Files" I don't know why, but that has no + possibly because it's already a smart list, under the skin


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At the university I work at, I ran into the issue with Mac users where they could connect to a SMB share folder within a shared directory, but not the root of the drive until I set the user permissions on the share's root to at least RO for the credentials they used to connect. Are you sure that you have the correct user and share permissions set on the root ...


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Starting up in Safe Mode solved it for me! I had severe load on coreserviced and finder. Various applications crashed during this. Opening folders in finder took ages. Killing coreserviced and finder did not solve it. As soon as I opened folder in finder the load was back again and the CPU burning and the fan screaming ;-)... Nothing written on this page ...


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Sometimes you might need to have Spotlight reindex the target location. You can add and then remove the target location to the Privacy pane of Spotlight under System Preferences. The action of adding and removing the target will force Spotlight to reindex that location. You can add either by drag and drop or the [+] button and then remove with the [-] ...


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You can add the Volume to your Spotlight index. Go to System Preferences then to Spotlight. Click on the Privacy tab Click the + button and browse to your external drive to add it Now, remove the drive you just added by selecting it and clicking the minus "-" button. (Yes, I know, crazy right! But this tells Spotlight that the Volume exists.) Close ...


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I had a similar issue, which seemed like it had something to do with access permissions. Try the following: Pick a random photo for which "Show Referenced File in Finder" does nothing. Select it and hit space to view it. Photos will pop up a dialog saying that it can't access some files outside the Photos library and will ask you to select a certain folder ...


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There are multiple ways to achieve it. Using hot corners Slide Your mouse to the hot corner to show Desktop Drag Your file (do not drop) Slide once again to hot corner Drop the file to the app Using keyboard shortcuts Show Desktop with ⌃ CTRL+↓ Down arrow Drag the file (You may need to click on Desktop first to activate Finder) Then ⌘ CMD+⇥ TAB to ...



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