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I've found the preview feature of Finder and other file management programs (like Forklift3) to be very useful for checking the progress of a calculation. For example, if I have a code continuously modify a certain file, I can gauge how close it is to completion. However, if the file is visible in preview, can it potentially interfere with the file I/O of the program when the file is being modified?

  • This question is tagged preview referring to Preview.app, which is a separate app to Finder and other macOS apps; are you actually referring to quicklook or am I misunderstanding what Finder ‘preview feature’ you're using? – grg Nov 4 '17 at 22:06
  • @grgarside I'm referring to the preview panel in Finder accessible in View→Show Preview, not the separate Preview app. – Alex Nov 4 '17 at 22:12

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