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As @patrix pointed out, in cases like this, the source code is sometimes the best documentation, perhaps especially for interpreted (as opposed to compiled) software, so the documentation for this is currently found in /etc/periodic/daily/110.clean-tmps and /etc/defaults/periodic.conf.
Since 10.6 doesn't have a Recovery HD you will want to install a second copy of the OS onto a USB drive and/or use the DVD install media to start the Mac and run Disk Utility to examine the filesystem. Before that, make a backup of the Mac (or at least your critical files, photos, etc...) to be sure you don't make things worse. Disk Utility will sacrifice ...
You can use a sparse bundle which will expand when the contents increases in size. Enable advanced image options in Disk Utility. defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility advanced-image-options 1 Open Disk Utility and select File → New → Disk Image from Folder… or press ⌘N. Select the folder that you want to encrypt and press Image. Choose sparsebundle as ...
As said in: http://superuser.com/questions/113226/apple-mail-only-applies-rules-once-when-message-arrives To apply rules to messages you’ve already received, select the messages in the viewer window and then choose Message > Apply Rules. You can select one email or All (⌘A) and then click ⌥⌘L (option+command+L) and all rules may be applied.
I find mouse/trackpad-clicking the triangle while holding the Alt/Option or Command key works too.
posted as an answer for formatting… Does refreshing the Finder views work? Try this script, save as an app… tell application "Finder" set theWindows to every Finder window repeat with i from 1 to number of items in theWindows set this_item to item i of theWindows set theView to current view of this_item if theView is list ...
I have that as well on my MBA with Mavericks, occasionally, even with things like screenshot that I have just taken not showing in finder. And the files can not be found with spotlight, nor are they hidden kind. Have not found what causes it (still looking, since it is not reproducible event), but I use the keyboard shortcut to reset the finder after which ...
Open the folder that you want to create a new folder in, then File > New Folder or Shift-Command-N. OR You have first to double-click the directory within which you want to create the new folder. Once you are inside, right-click and select "new directory".
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