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The reverse of this operation is holding command, then dragging the folder back out. The problem of having unwanted folder or files linked and residing on the toolbar confounded me for a long time. It had had the effect of making the Spotlight window INVISIBLE when in Finder.


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When a file is not associated with a specific application, it will not show as Icon. To change that right click on one of those files and select the Get Info, in that window select the Application to use to open, and then select apply to all (Change All).


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A couple of things to try. Remove the Finder preferences file. The system will automatically regenerate it. In Finder, press Shift-Command-G and enter ~/Library/Preferences. Then find com.apple.finder.plist and move it to the Trash. Right-click on the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. If this doesn't work, ensure that JPG files are associated ...


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I've known it happen if memory was being paged heavily, or if a drive was particularly full. F5 has no effect on a Mac, btw, it's a Windows command. The only real equivalent - to a system that really ought to never need to be refreshed under normal circumstances - is to switch view style… …from list to column then back again, for instance… Cmd ⌘ 3 ...


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Also turning WiFi off and back on should refresh the shared list.


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I use Filezilla, its free, connect as sftp. Its quite stupid you can not mount in Finder.


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Stretch goal! To expand on the answer above (because the more appropriate related question is marked as a dupe and can't recieve new answers)... I've added a function to my ~/.bash_profile to handle revealing a file or directory: # Reveal a file or directory in Finder # ..expects only one argument # the argument is quoted to accommodate spaces in the ...


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btw, on my OS X installation, my user account doesn't have any designated privileges on the root of the hard drive.


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I had the same problem, but that was to due to the presence of @eaDir files. The drive had been once connected to the sinology which had created those file automatically. You can delete the @eaDir (see xizor's solution) or use Carbon copy cloner, asking it to exclude @eaDir files while copying folders.


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This could be entirely normal and transitory or it could be something you need to resolve. To start, open Activity Monitor and quit all the apps you have running except it. Watch for 60 seconds and then make a screen shot of the window for reference. Command Shift 4 - the cursor changes to a cross press Space - the cursor now snaps the window click on the ...


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According to the documentation for the Finder Sync Extension: You can also use the extension point’s API to add a toolbar button to the Finder window or a sidebar icon for the monitored folder. I would guess this is what Dropbox uses to achieve this and some/all the other functionality facilitated by this extension. For example you can also: ...


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If you are using Yosemite here is the surgical approach to remove only what you want to, instead of wiping out all of launchpad. Open up your Terminal app of choice and sqlite3 $(sudo find /private/var/folders -name com.apple.dock.launchpad)/db/db "DELETE FROM apps WHERE title='APP_NAME_CASE_SENSITIVE';" && killall Dock


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Rather than using Preview you could select the files in Finder and use the Quick Look icon to check the contents. I only actually use Preview for multi-page files or those with lots of detail. (I actually use similar in my File Manager QuollEyeTree which is much easier to rename.)


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Instead of opening the file in Preview, you could select the file in Finder press Space to show the picture press Enter (even with the screenshot still showing) and rename the file


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I am using Yosemite (10.10) but I believe this feature has existed for a long while... Simply open the file in preview and click on its name at the top of the preview window. See screenshot:


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Launch Automator Choose Service for new document. From "Actions" menu, choose Utilities > Run Shell Script. Double click it in the menu, or drag and drop it into the right pane. Make sure "Service receives" is set to no input in Finder Add the following shell script into the Run Shell Script S1=`defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles` ...


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Much ado about nothing. Here is the solution. Open Info box for the Partition. Go down to Sharing and Permissions. Unlock with password. Add entry for the administrative account you are in - uh oh - it is set to read only. Change to read and write. Problem solved. Everyone I talked to, including Apple, who wanted me to bring the computer in to the store, led ...


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Besides the advice already given, have a good look at your fonts; a wonky font can cause Acrobat to misbehave. There is also an utility available from Adobe (no, I don't have the link available right now), which does a deep cleaning of everything Acrobat; you might therefore consider running that tool and reinstall Acrobat.


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I wouldn't reinstall an operating system because one application is misbehaving. That doesn't really make any sense. This could just be a bug in Adobe's software. If there is a way to report bugs to Adobe I'd try that, I'm sure they'll be more interested in faults in their own software than Apple will be in what is to them third-party software. Anyway. The ...


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To open any kind of file with TextMate (or other Applications) …just once: drag&drop it on the application icon (in the Dock or in the Finder) …by default: change the default application by using either: - the file info dialogue in the Finder (see grgarside's answer) - or with the freeware RCDefault - my favorite! With this preference pane you can ...


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Select the file in Finder. Press ⌘I to Get Info. Set None to Other… in the Open With section of the inspector: Enable All Applications, then find and choose TextMate. Select Change All… to change the association for all .rel files.


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From replies to a question I asked on Apple's java-dev list it would appear that on a Mac with Java 8 from Oracle installed, but not Java 6 from Apple, there is no current way to open a Java application bundle that was created using Apple's own old jar bundler technology. I suspect this is because the JavaApplicationStub is written to expect some aspect of ...


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You can set up a Finder search like this: - None of the following is true: - - Filename contains . - - Kind is Folder The Finder does however exclude some system items from search results. The same search criteria produced 19'077 search results in Finder and 131'666 in HoudahSpot.


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From the output of your df -ki command, two numbers are telling you are beyond the red frontier of safe disk use. Look at the line terminating with / which is your main visible and used disk partition. When the columns Capacity and %iused display numbers above 90%, then any search for a new free space or free inode is a real nightmare. To tell you the truth ...


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Add this in ~/.bash_profile (you can replace cd with open) export PATH=$PATH:~/bin cds(){ cd "$(find . -type d -maxdepth 3 | selecta)" } And add selecta from https://github.com/garybernhardt/selecta/blob/master/selecta into ~/bin Now when you launch a terminal you can type cds and start searching! AppleScript file to open iTerm and enter cds ...


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I would recommend creating several saved searches, each for a specific file extension within a given folder, and then add each saved search to the Finder sidebar. For example: In Finder, go to your working folder, then type something (e.g., xxx) in the Search field. This reveals the Search row; click the '+' at the far right. Change Kind to File extension, ...


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If it's not a permission issue you can also try to reset Finder's preferences by deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist Restart your Mac to verify if the problem was resolved.


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Try killall -KILL Finder in Terminal. Usually clears up graphical glitches. Try resetting Finder preferences. Run these commands in Terminal: rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist killall -KILL Finder Note that you will have to redo any Finder preferences you had set. If that doesn't work, follow these steps to reset the Icon Services cache: ...


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Assuming the structure is like main-folder subfolder-1 item-1 item-2 subfolder-2 item-3 item-4 and all the items are uniquely named, you can use cd main-folder mkdir ../target-folder mv */* ../target-folder/ to move everything into a target folder on the same directory level as the main folder. If you just want ...


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A slightly quicker way would be right-click or control-click on the dock icon and select "Open 'folder name'". I do wish "Open in Finder" was at the beginning of the stack/fan for easy access though.


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You could look at using duti, a command line tool that lets you change the the file type association of an extension. Along with duti, something like this could work: com.apple.finder .epub com.apple.finder .key com.apple.finder .numbers


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You have to make sure that you first drag over your Home Folder to the side bar if it's not already there. Then click on it and press Cmd+J.


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I have read that trashing the finder plist fixes the crashing. You'll find directions about how to do this in a Google search


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The main reason that chmod didn't remove the lock is because you didn't have permission in the enclosing folder. It's like in a real world example: You cannot access a package in a room that you can only see to, and don't have the keys to. Simple Answer: Click once on the file, copy it. Then paste it into your desktop. Edit it. The lock will not be there. ...


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I found this website that explains how to do it through terminal. Try it out on your Snow Leopard. It unfortunately didn't work for me on Yosemite, but it says the FX variant is as of 10.6, so you might be in luck. defaults write com.apple.finder MaximumLabelLines 2 defaults write com.apple.finder FXMaximumLabelLines 2 This changes the maximum number ...


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XtraFinder XtraFinder add Tabs and features to Mac Finder. https://www.trankynam.com/xtrafinder/ It has much more convenient features than just "New Terminal Here": • Tabs & Dual Panel. • Arrange folders on top. • Cut & Paste. Copy queue. • Global hotkeys. • "Copy Path", "Show Hidden Items", "Hide Desktop", "Refresh", "New File", "Copy to", ...


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It seems perfectly normal. If you have deleted files from another OS, if you want to get back to stability, boot to recovery HD and repair the OS X partition. Then boot to OS X and download the latest combo updater and reboot. I'd add the Mac partition to spotlight's privacy tab and close system prefs. Then I'd remove it from the privacy tab and let it sit ...


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You probably need to add an ACL to the immediately enclosing folder too. Not certain about the entire path, but you could always later remove with sudo chmod -R -N /path… at the highest directory level you reached to enable it, which will remove ACLs from the entire directory tree at & below your /path...


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Speed Up New Finder Window Generation by Changing All My Files All My Files is a smart folder that uses Spotlight to access any and all files owned by the current user. This can be great, but it can also slow down the generation of a new Finder window on some Macs. Changing the new Finder window to a static folder can help that speed: Pull down the Finder ...


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See Apple's documentation on NSURL and bookmarks: https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSURL_Class/index.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000301-SW34


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Your router needs to forward the required ports to your NAS. AFP: 548, 427 SMB: 445 Then you can connect to your NAS the same way you do now, but you'll have to use your EXTERNAL IP. If your external IP is dynamic (regularly changing), I'd recommend using a service like dyndns (which keeps track of your IP and binds it to a domain).


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To show this information in Yosemite, do the following: Open a Finder window Go to the View menu -> Show Status Bar Information should now appear at the bottom of the window. Alternatively, Cmd ⌘ / will toggle it on/off.


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I've been fiddling with this all day - so far all I can say is 'I agree, Finder search does not find files by bit rate or depth'. MediaInfo will tell you - but that would be really tedious. I did notice too, that the 'Bits per Sample' flag in Finder's column view always just shows a double dash '--' It's fine for AIF & WAV, but not FLAC, ALAC, MP3 etc ...


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In this particular instance All My Files are being exclusively sorted by Tags. The problem here is that this is not exactly obvious or apparent. There are several ways to adjust how files are arranged or sorted in Finder. I find one of the easiest and most convenient ways is to: Control + Mouse Click within the window or heading. (In this case ...


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Finder offers two sorting methods: Arrange By and Sort By. In column view: Click View > Arrange By > None Hold down the Option key and click View > Sort By > Name


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"Open with..." menu shows up the "by default" App that the extension of the file is associated with on the system, as well as the other Apps that the system is certain that can handle that file extension too. Example: An image .jpg. Can be by default the "Preview.app", but will also offer you (in the case you have those Apps) Photoshop, iPhoto, Internet ...


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What version of Yosemite? Am finding installing the Betas clear up these problems that are so hard to trace.


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This could be the symptom of a corrupt spotlight database. You can reset the indexing by opening the terminal app and entering the following command: sudo mdutil -E /


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This sounds like a broken "All My Files" search criteria. You can check this by clicking on the gear/action icon. Choosing "show search criteria". It should say "Any of the following are true: Kinds is Document, or Kind is Other com.microsoft., or Kind is Archive. The contents of ...


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Could this be something malicious? No, this is simply a file on your computer that happens to be named the same as a shell expansion. It doesn't have the execute bit set, so can't be executed as a binary file by Terminal. A malicious app probably won't be creating a ~ file in the root of your hard disk. Can I log what or who wrote the file ...



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