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As noted in my comment from earlier, you can make an alias of the alias and it will acquire the icon from the original source... for some reason. The following example is with folders... so it's not the exact situation in the question, but I think it illustrates the point:


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If you can, search for the files name. If it shows up, press or long press (click or right click) the file. Hopefully you'll be able to see the file storage path.


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Finder tags were introduced in Mavericks (10.9). They're not available in earlier versions of OS X.


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Since I have a much newer system I couldn't accurately test with a 119 MB file as it took less then a second to copy in Terminal. So I created several much larger files, up to 2 GB, using dd and /dev/random as the source and made duplicates. I then rebooted and then did timed copies of each of the sets, one in Terminal and the other in Finder. This way ...


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The Finder search box does not support wildcards. You can add additional criteria to narrow down your search, though. Enter _doc in the search field to start a search. In the bar that appears (showing "Search: This Mac" etc) click the plus sign button all the way to the right. In the new row that appears, in the first combobox, select Name, then in the ...


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Either, in a Terminal: killall Finder Or, from the Apple menu, Log Out and then log back in. Either should cause the Alias to show the correct icon. In the event the Alias doesn't update after this then delete the Alias and recreate it.


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Turn off 'Show icon preview' (in german: Symbolvorschau einblenden) in the view options of the specific folder or all folders and you will probably see your custom icon. If you want to apply this to all folders click the “Use as Defaults” button.


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Even though it theoretically could be hacked into the OS, most third party apps wouldn't work. You might have to edit things you need in ST3 or vim and have to see if the other apps like Outlook can import the files. Alternatively, you might look for terminal versions of tools like mail tool like alpine or emacs such that rely on the keyboard control far ...


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Multiple cursors isn't a feature supported by Mac OS X by default. Some apps have it and if you want it in the rest of the system you will need too find an third part plugin. I think it would be hard to make that work even with a plugin. But if you haven't already I would recommend giving Google a try in finding one. Here is a link to an similar discussion ...


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Use the "hidden" file flag for this: chflags hidden file1.txt directory "something else hidden" See the chflags man page for more info. To see which files are hidden (and other file flags), use ls -lO: $ ls -lO total 0 drwxr-xr-x@ 2 gordon staff hidden 68 Feb 27 00:52 directory -rw-r--r--@ 1 gordon staff hidden 0 Feb 27 00:52 file1.txt -rw-r--r-- 1 ...


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Ok all, I had all the issues listed above & just wanted to toss it out the window. It would crash every 5 minutes & had the constant beach ball. I would have Terminal open & Finder was always 'not responding'. My iMac had 24gig ram, which is way more than the standard 8 it ships with. Well, all my issues went away when I maxed it out with 32gig. ...


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The default permission on .Trashes do not allow for reading. Use sudo du -ch .Trashes as this will give you both the total and in "Human-readable" output vs. used sectors which you'd then have to convert. Also you should not delete .Trashes, just empty your Trash. If you want to take a graphical look at the contents of the disk use Disk Inventory X, you ...


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You can enable keyboard control in Preferences With this, You can switch between buttons with ⇥ TAB and select it with Space. Active button will have blue border. NOTE: default buttons (all blue) are still clickable with ⏎ RETURN.


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Select folder you are intending to add to side bar and just type ⌘ CMD+T.


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I wrote a guide to using Automator to do this on OS X Yosemite if interested. Over here. :) http://jimmyselix.blogspot.com/2015/02/apple-os-x-yosemite-and-changing.html


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WiFiAgent.app is part of OS X and is the agent responsible for all things Wi-Fi in the GUI. This includes everything from managing the menu bar item to showing dialogs for entering the wireless key of the network. The agent runs in the background on all Macs with a wireless service. Here's a converted version of the WiFiAgent.app Localizable.strings which ...


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Not exactly what I was looking for, but here is a neat trick that satisfies most of my needs. Create a new directory, hide it via chflags hidden directory, deposit tagged content in it. Finder will cooperate with us and display all tagged content. file is tagged dev and exists in a directory hidden via chflags. I named the directory dev as well for ...


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Might have to do with the (automatically created) .DS_Store files. I turned this function off and seems to be working proper now. Here's how: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT1629


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After doing some searches in the Library folder, the plists and the app icons of the app containers are located in: ~/Library/Application Support/CloudDocs/session/containers/ Change the BRContainerName property in the plist of an app container, and restart the Mac. The iCloud Drive in the Finder will then display the changed name. As shown in the ...


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You can try to rsync the files again by using rsync tool: $ rsync -autN /source/* /destination or (if there are too many files): $ find /source/ -name \* -type f -exec rsync -atN {} /destination/ ";" Here are the arguments: -a, --archive archive mode; equals -rlptgoD (no -H,-A,-X) -u, --update skip files that are newer on ...


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You may need to try a little experimentation to get closest to what you need [also it may not always work as expected since Yosemite] If you right click the Finder icon in the Dock you get the options of All Desktops This Desktop Desktop n [only shows if it is currently assigned to another Space] None Each has advantages & disadvantages. All - ...


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It has neither purpose nor name in OS X. Maybe Karabiner could do it, if you can figure out what key code it sends - try Key Codes to see if it generates anything usable.


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I have seen Finder sometimes getting stuck still showing the last unfinished state of a file. This may be a refresh issue, especially when you say that restarting the Finder solves it. Alternatively, you could try to just run the application by simply double-clicking it. If the "prohibited" sign is valid, you will receive an error message stating the ...


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As noted above, the issue is the icon cache. Clearing all of your caches will work, but I'm not a fan of blunderbus approaches. Deleting ONLY the icon cache, if you'd prefer a more targeted fix, will work just as well. The icon cache lives here: /Library/Caches/com.apple.iconservices.store Deleting just this folder and restarting will change the icons ...


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http://osxdaily.com/2012/09/06/8-tricks-mac-os-x-full-screen-slideshow/ Select a picture or group of images from the desktop, then use the following: Option+Spacebar to launch image(s) into the full-screen slideshow mode Spacebar to pause/play the image slideshow Left Arrow to go back, Right Arrow to go forward Gesture with two-fingers left to go forward, ...


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I need to do some more research to get this right. I feel like its close, but applescript still doesn't like it. Maybe it will give you some ideas until I get back here to give it another shot. Btw this is going to be so much easier when you are using the choose file dialog. heres my non-working (yet) attempt. If you don't be me to it ill try to finish ...


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I don't know if one exists specifically for that case, but as a general rule of thumb, if it can be done, it will be on Doug's Applescripts


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Thanks for posting this information - it was very useful in helping me come up with a solution for the sidebar issue within Yosemite. Our users take their sidebar folders seriously and so we needed to come up with a way of backing up and restoring the contents of the sidebarlists.plist, since Yosemite is so flaky. I originally tried this method: Backup: ...


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Be sure the file's own metadata is not set to hide the file extension. Right-click or control-click the file in Finder and check the setting in the "Name and Extension" area.


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Select the file in Finder and select "Get Info" cmd + I. Click on the "Name & Extension" option in the Get Info window. Uncheck the "Hide Extension" option.


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You can change default file manager like this, but ForkLift or Transmit not work as expected, only Path Finder are #!/usr/bin/python2.6 from LaunchServices import LSSetDefaultRoleHandlerForContentType, kLSRolesViewer, LSSetDefaultHandlerForURLScheme from CoreFoundation import CFPreferencesCopyApplicationList, kCFPreferencesCurrentUser, ...


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You can change default file manager like this, but ForkLift or Transmit not work as expected, only Path Finder are #!/usr/bin/python2.6 from LaunchServices import LSSetDefaultRoleHandlerForContentType, kLSRolesViewer, LSSetDefaultHandlerForURLScheme from CoreFoundation import CFPreferencesCopyApplicationList, kCFPreferencesCurrentUser, ...


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From my experience excluding a folder from Spotlight indexing will exclude the files/folders from showing up when you do a search in Spotlight (command+space) but will still allow you to open that folder in finder and use the search bar in the top right of finder to search within that folder only. I imagine that the search of an un-indexed folder means the ...


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OS X uses the Spotlight index for both the "Spotlight" search and "Finder" search. I don't believe it is possible to exclude something from one, and not the other, as they are both technically "Spotlight" searches, just with different graphical representations.


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You can use gcp from homebrew for this. Install gcp with brew install coreutils Then You can make something like this: gcp --parents drawable*/ic_icon1.png /path/to/output/dir This will copy all ic_icon1.png preserving directory tree. From man gcp: --parents use full source file name under DIRECTORY


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A ~ file is simply a broken attempt to access and write to your home directory. This file should be safe to delete as it's not actually your home directory, but make sure you've got a backup in case you or another app needs it for any other purpose. Also, for what it's worth, ~ is not an alias to your home directory, it's just a shell expansion to the path ...


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I wouldn't suggest continuing to use an external drive for your MBP, apart from anything else it's just not practical. It seems like your internal drive has or is just about to fail. Have you/can you check it's SMART status from disk utility? Either way, I would suggest not worrying about trying to verify or repair it - just try and get your important ...


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Modification dates for folders are only updated when the folder's contents are edited, not the folder's contents' contents. In other words, you probably edited something in the DES folder, which changed the modification date for the DES folder, but you didn't create, remove, or edit anything directly inside the blog folder since 2015-01-06.


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Any chance you've mucked around with the custom date/time formatting in System Prefs, as described here?


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I had this exact same problem. My SeaGate GoFlex was working great, but then mysteriously disappeared from Finder and couldn‘t be repaired in “Disk Utility.” What finally worked, after opening up “Activity Monitor” application, I noticed there was a “Seagate Utility Gauge” process running. After Googling that, I noticed other people were uninstalling it. ...


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Although tags cannot be edited directly from the finder for volumes, comments can. Therefore, I went into Side bar → Devices → Machine Name (which is where I can see all the volumes. In fact, it shows the /Volumes folder), and did the following: I added the name of the particular server as a comment to each of the volumes. In the finder view options, I ...


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Finder preferences doesn't allow this. You need to set the preference yourself: defaults write com.apple.finder NewWindowTargetPath -string "/path/to/smartfolder/" Requires log out and log in.


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You can either show all hidden files or none, there is no in-between. The only way that I know of to easily access dot-files is to create a link to a visible file. For example, you could create a link from ".htaccess" to "htaccess.txt" and then "htaccess.txt" would be visible Here's a way to make those link for all of the .htaccess files in the current ...


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This is something we had issues with today at work. It goes like this: Have a folder (Folder 1) and create another folder in this folder (Folder 2). Copy a file (such as an image) into Folder 2. Now you won't be able to rename Folder 1 without Finder asking for admin password, and entering that gives the same dialog as the second posted above by Ash. ...


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Following code … for arg in "$@"; do dir=$(cd -P "$(dirname "$arg")" && pwd)/ || continue /usr/local/bin/mpc add "${dir#"$HOME/Music/"}$(basename "$arg")" done does the trick.


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If you have Yosemite, it is built into Finder. Just select the files, rightclick and choose "Rename n files". Then change the dropdown to "Filter" and voila! You have batch renaming options!


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Make sure the Arrange By option is set to None. Finder question: missing expansion triangle in list view


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I think you have set the folder to be "Arranged By..." something e.g. name. Go to the View menu; choose "Arrange By", then "None". You can still sort the columns.


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Try doing this: Delete the sidebar shortcut of johndoe Press ⌘ + ⇧ + G Enter /Users/johndoe into the textbox Press Go Now drag the home icon at the top of the fider window to the sidebar Or try right clicking on the home folder and click open in new window


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Window display information is stored in the .DS_Store files (since it starts with a dot, you can't see it by default in the finder). These files are created everytime you see or change something in the finder. They are stored in each folder to describe the view mode, icon locations, etc. I've had problems with them in the past and sometimes it can help to ...



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