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To make the folders come first in finder, change the order of data categories in spotlight. Hit Command plus spacebar and then type spotl. That opens spotlight preferences. You will see all the data categories you have checked, or are checked by default. Simply drag "folders" to the top of the list. You can also arrange all the data categories in the ...


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I have the same problem - in finder folders that had files in them earlier show as empty later on. I find that a reboot always corrects the finder views, until something causes them to disappear again several hours or even days later. If I force quit finder and relaunch then finder never relaunches so the reboot is the only option.


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You could try (for free) this app https://www.peterborgapps.com/lingon/ Run what you want, whenever you want Lingon can start an app, a script or run a command automatically whenever you want it to. You can schedule it to run at a specific time, regularly or when something special happens. Or you could write your own script that contains the ...


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When you are dragging them there is no way to disable this, with the exception that if you perform this action in Finder list view it would show a list of the folders instead of large icons. The intention is that you need to be able to see your drag target, so it tidies them into a bundle.


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It is possible the files were hidden and/or relocated during the move. In Terminal.app, I would do a sudo find / -name "<file_name>" Spotlight will most likely not help in a situation like this. If the find doesn't work, you probably need to perform a deleted files scan using Data Rescue or something similar.


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OS X spawns from two different cultures: Unix/POSIX and Mac OS. Folders like /usr, /var, /etc, the command line shell in the Terminal (bash by default) all belong to POSIX environment. Portable software targeting Unix-based systems (like git) go into /usr/local by default, or into package manager's defined location if installed by it (Homebrew uses ...


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This might be good reading material for all your questions. OS X Mavericks Core Technologies Overview October 2013 http://www.apple.com/media/us/osx/2013/docs/OSX_Mavericks_Core_Technology_Overview.pdf


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I did chflags -R nohidden name_of my directory and it did not work. Then I clicked on the apple icon on the top left left, went to "Force to quit", selected Finder, confirm clicking on the "relaunch" icon and it works.


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use nytimes:// in the url field with these instructions, works like a charm, just adds a tab to safari with each opening. if you're lazy and trust me just download this config I already made, since currently the tool mentioned in the article is no longer shared directly by apple and doesn't function on windows without some hacks


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We need more specifics about what is going wrong. Do you have admin privileges on your computer? Have you tried ⌘-⇧-G from the Finder and then typed /Volumes in that window? You can also open a Terminal window, type cd /Volumes and then if that works type open . (a period). If none of those work, then you need to set up that account with privileges to ...


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This solved the problem for me on Yosemite, as described here http://furbo.org/2015/01/19/clearing-the-icon-services-cache-in-yosemite/ $ sudo find /private/var/folders/ \ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \; $ sudo find /private/var/folders/ \ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \; $ sudo rm -rf ...



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