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The default file manager used on the Mac OS, Mac OS X and macOS operating systems.

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Change macOS Mojave system icons

In the past, I changed my folder icons for Applications, Downloads, Documents and for applications like Mail Safari. Now many have reverted or gone to a white page picture. How can I replace them ...
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Finder doesn't show thumbnails for Alias in OS 10.14.2

Since upgrading to 10.14.2, the Finder doesn't make thumbnails for aliases of jpeg image files, instead, it only displays the generic JPEG icon. Is this a new bug, or is there a hidden setting ...
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How do I move files to external HD via Terminal?

I am trying to move a couple of folders from my Desktop to an external Hard Drive as Finder is not working. When I type command mount, I get the HD listed, but when I try to use command ls or cp I ...
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How to manually “file” files into folder, quickly, only using the keyboard

I'm working to set up a paperless filing system. Although I've got several pieces in place, one of the parts that slows me down the most is putting a scanned file into the right folder. Find the ...
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Batch Reformat Date in Filenames

I am in need of a solution that will allow me to batch reformat/rename the date appended at the end of a filename and then move the date to the beginning of the filename. I'm adopting the ISO 8601 ...
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Finder showing weird captions

I was recently using my finder to locate some files but then I encountered something strange. My two folders look like this an I don't know what's happening there. Can someone explain to me where they ...
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Create a new file type for arranging by type in finder

When I arrange my files by type in Finder, I have several classes like folders, documents, images... and others. However, all my .tex files are in others (Autres) and I want them to be grouped in a ...
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Determine com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles status using command line?

Is there a way that I can grab the status of com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles in command line? I switch between AppleShowAllFiles yes & no frequently, I want to write a .command file to check ...
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Is there a way to reroute files downloaded from a specific domain to a new folder?

This seems like a really simple issue and perhaps I'm overthinking it. My specific use case for this is: I've downloaded a pdf/image/etc. from a website I'd like to take that file and move it from ...
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Why is my Finder Blue now instead of the dark gray?

My Mac finder color is now dark blue/purple instead of the new gray nightmode color. I'm on the latest update of Mojave.
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How can I remove cmd+shift+left/right shortcut in Finder?

How can I remove the keyboard shortcuts shift+command+→ (Show Next Tab) and shift+command+← (Show Previous Tab) from Finder? I need those two shortcuts to select text while changing filename. macOS ...
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Preview doesn't show the content of text file with a certain extension (`.jl`) in Finder [duplicate]

When looking for a script of a programm (.py for Python, .m for Matlab, .jl Julia or .txt in general) it is very handy to go in the finder a simply highlight that script file ==> then a preview of ...
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How to get the path associated to a favorite in Finder?

I have some favorites in Finder (10.11.4) and I can't open some of them: "Folder name" can't be opened because the original item can't be found. The folder can't be open because it is on an ...
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Is there a way to identify color type using Keynote for iOS

I am wondering if you could find the exact color (using RGB, hex, CMYK, HSL, HSV, whatever!) of an object (like a rectangle) using Keynote for iOS. I couldn’t find a way to do this on iOS, plus I don’...
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macOS Sierra - How can I replace my original Documents folder if I deleted it?

I previously moved my Documents folder to another drive, then deleted the folder using terminal, and created a symlink to the external folder. Now I have decided on a change in the way I organize my ...
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Show a preview of folder in preview column in column view of Finder

I want folders to show up as previews in the right hand preview pane of column view in Finder. Primarily I want this so that I can access some some Automator actions right there in the preview pane. ...
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In macOS 10.14 (Mojave), can Finder remember previously opened tabs like Safari pin tabs?

First of all, I am not asking to re-open Finder tabs on OS reboot, we all know it works. I am asking for a solution when I accidentally clicked on the red-cross (aka close window button) on Finder ...
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10.14: Only display full path in a Finder window's title bar and not in its tabs?

I just finally updated to Mojave, and there's a new behavior in the Finder for those of us that set the hidden preference _FXShowPosixPathInTitle to true. Previously when using that setting in 10.13, ...
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Automator - automatically copy files/folders when tagged a specific custom label

Being a Mac user, I really enjoy the simple feature of tagging files and folders. Its very useful to filter by tag to quickly access any files which I have tagged regardless of where they are located. ...
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Best way to copy FILENAMES, MODIFIED DATE & SIZE in multiple nested directories on external drives? [duplicate]

I want to create lists of ALL FILENAMES, MODIFIED DATE & SIZE in multiple NESTED directories on some external drives? I am a long-time Mac user but completely ignorant of UNIX-OS X command line ...
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List readonly files

I need to list or show or query for the files in a folder (well, technically, on a USB drive, but I can navigate to it in Finder/Terminal) that are marked readonly. All the Google-fu in the world ...
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Option to open files from the Trash

When we double-click or ⌘O a file in the Trash, we’re greeted with a message that it cannot be opened. But there it no technical reason for this, as evidenced by the fact we can circumvent this ...
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Where in the filesystem is the “New Terminal Tab at Folder” service?

I'd like to take a look at the internal workings of the New Terminal Tab at Folder service you can enable in System Preferences. My goal is to find out how to open a new tab in a running Terminal ...
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Finder shows different file size compared to terminal

I have a folder called 'objects' in my mac. When I check the contents of it in the terminal it's showing like this. Clearly object folder shows 4.1K However when I see it in the finder, It shows, ...
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Files not seen by Finder

I seem to have a weird issue with a Photo editing tool called Lumniar 3. Though I have this issue with this software, I tend to think that it could be a file setting that Finder is acting on. The ...
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Vim like navigation keys for Finder

So I use vim all the time, and I've grown use to the navigation keys h, j, k, l, (especially when navigating with NERDTree). Does anyone know if it's possible to implement this motion in macOS Finder....
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Back up personal files when TimeMachine is set to backup other files

I run my own samba server on my home desktop. I use MAC for work and personal business. TimeMachine is set up to back up my work folders (on the other, office samba server). I want to back up my ...
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Where is the history of “Go to Folder…”(in Go menu of Finder) located? 10.14.2 [duplicate]

Where is the history of “Go to Folder…”(in Go menu of Finder) located? on 10.14.2 mojave.. Also dont want any of history in finder shown. For example, if i sent a pic out that info is used again the ...
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MAC OS Mojave: Why do the icon texts display unnormally (squeeze and crowd)?

After I upgrade my MacBook Pro from 10.8 to 10.14, I found the icon texts display unnormally. They are too crowd. Anybody have any solution towards this problem?
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What happens if I just delete my thumbnail cache?

I keep data on a thumb drive and sometimes my laptop gets hot running quicklookd presumably trying to make thumbnails of all of the files on the thumb drive. The high runner file types are images, ...
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Preview everything as text by default in Finder [duplicate]

I would like to preview a file which macOS has no idea how to open as a text file. For example, when I'm previewing foo.pdf or bar.png, I want Preview.app to be opened and render a PDF document or an ...
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Mac doesn't detect CD-ROM properly

I have a CD-ROM 700 MB, 80 Minute Recordable Disc that I want to burn a video on, and with some help I've found Burn and DVDStyler. However, both do not recognise my CD-R. When I enter the CD-ROM, a ...
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How to open a folder in Finder by a single mouse click? (using Icon view)

Is there a setting, key combination or similar to open a folder/subfolder in Finder with a single mouse click ? I need a general solution which works on any folder in effort to minimize needless ...
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How do I get my Downloads files back on my Mac?

I didn't lose the Downloads folder, just the files. When I clicked inside the folder, poof! Everything just disappeared, leaving nothing but an empty Downloads folder. They're not in Trash. When I do ...
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Finder froze when copying large folder

I have a 1TB hard drive which I need to backup the info, so I copied all folders into another drive (4 TB) and after a full day of copying progress the Finder appears this way: So it says "About 5 ...
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Finder constantly not responding/freezing

My system I've read about a dozen similar questions to this. I'm running a 13" retina MacBook Pro and using El Capitan 10.11.6. System is generally stable. Model Name: MacBook Pro Model ...
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Renaming/Deleting User Subfolders (Documents, Pictures…)

I want to move my User/{Documents, Downloads, Movies, Music, Pictures} folders to an external SSD. I will do this via copying the folders to the SSD, and creating symlinks on User/ to each of them. ...
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How to open a Finder from anywhere? [duplicate]

I am using macOS Mojave and would like to have a keyboard shortcut to open a new Finder window, similarly to how Win + E opens the File Explorer in Windows. I am aware that it is always open, but I'd ...
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Finder preview images pixelated - after resize smooth - on macOS Sierra

after updating to macOS Sierra i found a rather annoying bug in finder. The finder preview for images (jpeg, png, psd, etc.) is missing the antialiasing at first click, but when i resize the window ...
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Changing AppleScript-created date-based folder structure

I have an AppleScript that has been written and it works as such, but I need to change the way it creates the folder structure. The script does the following: Folder is selected which contains files (...
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Automator to open random file on Windows share

I have created through automator the ability to locally open a random file in a specified folder with subfolders. I cannot figure out how to do this on a networked Windows share. I have: Get ...
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External SDD (exfat) shows different size from mac os disk

I have an external ssd with exFat filesystem. I've copied some files from mac to it, no other operations. When I go checking with disk utility it shows: about ten times the size of original mac os ...
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File Search Window on Mac Yosemite is too big to access buttons [duplicate]

I'm a Mac user operating Yosemite OS and I'm a bit confounded on how to fix this problem. When I try to open/search for a file, using a webpage or application, the search window that opens is too big ...
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Quick action opens automator

I have created a "Quick Action" workflow that copies a specified file to a new directory and doesn't require any input: I added it to the quick panel in finder for the fast access but each time I use ...
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OneDrive files which appear in Finder but not in terminal?

It sounds crazy, I know. Usually its the other way round - you can see files in terminal which are not visible in Finder. I have a problem which is the other way round. I have a folder - /Users/me/...
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How to auto fit columns in Finder when in Columns view?

When in Finder Columns view, how can I automatically resize a column to autofit filenames?
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Can I have my screenshot files written immediately in Mojave? [duplicate]

In macOS Mojave, whenever you take a screenshot a small preview thumbnail will appear at the bottom-right of your screen, and then it will go away on its own. I have noticed that the .PNG screenshot ...
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Why does command up (⌘↑) from /Documents take me to /iCloud instead of /Users?

In a fresh install of Mojave 10.14.2, the behavior of command up (⌘↑) in the Finder is odd... In a Finder window, (⌘↑) from /Documents takes me to /iCloud instead of to /Users as expected. When I ...
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Show file info in last finder column

Before 10.14 the last finder column always showed filesize, date modified etc. by default. In the new version this information is blocked by the useless "more" button. Is there a way to have this ...
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OneDrive selective sync adding to file quota

In MacBook Pro, I have installed OneDrive and enabled selective syncing. All seems to be working properly and I have made most of the folders as cloud-only. However, for some of them, they are ...