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Tags in Finder allows the user to class his files, with a little colored tag.

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Keep iCloud from syncing tags across machines?

I recently upgraded to OS X 10.9 (Yay!), and I've been playing with Tags. After I installed it on a second machine, though, I noticed that all my tags were synced across (just the list of tags, not ...
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Finder Search attribute “Tags”

It looks like the search attribute "Tags" is no longer available in the Mountain Lion Finder. I used this to quickly find Open Meta Taggged files on my Mac by means of a Smart Folder. Is there an ...
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Possible to tag a folder via terminal?

Is it possible to tag a file or folder in mavericks via terminal command?
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Finder doesn't show files tagged on network drive

I have a Western Digital NAS and I've noticed that if I tag any files/folders stored on it, the Finder never shows them when I select a tag in the sidebar. For example, if I add a tag called Work to ...
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In Yosemite, can you “un tag” more than 10 files at once?

The tags replaced labels in Yosemite. Labels could be added or removed whatever the number of files selected, and could not be combined. Tags are another story, since you can combine them. But if ...
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Are tags retained on Time Machine backups and in Trash?

When viewing by tags in Finder I get no results from Time Machine or Trash. Are tags not retained by Time Machine or Trash? What about external disks? Spotlight is configured to index everything, ...
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What is the maximum number of tags supported?

My concern is that this answer on Superuser implies that there is a bitfield of a fixed size in the HFS+ extended attribute that is used for storing tag flags. Or maybe that just for the first N tags, ...
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OSX tags from terminal/console

Is it possible to create some script to show all the finder-tagged items in terminal/shell? I'd like to create something like this: ls-tag "Music" to display all the items of Music tag
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List all tags in Terminal in Mavericks?

Is it feasible to list all tags already defined in OS X in Terminal? I know there are some third-party applications that list all tags, but I just want to use Terminal to find all tags, since I use ...
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iOS file chooser for iCloud drive can't find tags

Any iOS app can let its users pick a file on iCloud Drive with the proper chooser dialogue. This dialogue allows to search files based on tags. Here is a screenshot to make crystal clear what I am ...
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How can I change the tags in the context menu?

I can't find any way to edit the tags within the context menu which appears when you double-tap on a file in Finder. Is there a way to choose which ones appear? An example of what I mean is below:
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Open file dialog doesn't allow to select tagged folders

I use the latest OS X El Captain on MacBook Pro Retina, and I had this issue since Yosemite. When I try to select a file to upload in browser (same problem in Safari and Chrome, but not in another ...
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How do people use Tags in Finder?

I've searched online; I have found lots of information around HOW to assign/remove tags, but very little around how people USE them. (that in itself might be the sign that not many people actually use ...
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Tag selected files in Finder with single keyboard shortcut

It's been well covered how to create a keyboard shortcut for the Tags... menu option in Finder. What I want is a way to tag selected files or folders with a single keyboard shortcut. The same shortcut ...
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Using Tag how do I cut and parse file paths into tags

I'm using Tag and Hazel and I'd like to recursively go through files on our server, obtain their file paths and filenames and parse the whole thing into tags to apply to the file. Is there a shell ...
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How to reproduce my Finder tags as OpenMeta tags

I am using a suite of applications to manage files, somewhat like a distributed digital assets manager. I tag my files using Finder tags with several apps--Finder, HoudaSpot, Default Folder X, Leap--...
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Are finder tags case-sensitive?

OS X Mavericks introduced file tagging to Finder and the filesystem. Are these tags case-senstive? For example, could I have an Apple and apple tag?
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Tags not associated in OS X

I have tags assigned to my user created text file and it wouldn't show on finder. I have assigned, Green icon / tag (renamed to environments) to associate a text file. Tag gets assigned good. Atleast ...
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Can Launchbar tag files?

I have LaunchBar auto select anything that is dropped into my downloads folder. I wanted to run a Hazel rule but only on files with a certain tag and I want to do this with LaunchBar.
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What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.)

What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.) I have an NTFS data drive in a Windows machine that I might move to an external hard drive enclosure, if I can use Tags with ...
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Filename and editing permissions are gone from Finder Tags

I just added two pdf files in a Tag group and I the filename is blank even though in a normal finder windows I can see it. An other problem is that if I select the file and I press enter to edit the ...
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How can I get the tags section on Finder sidebar on OS X 10.8.5?

Yesterday I reinstalled Snow Leopard because Yosemite is too heavy for my MacBook. How can I get the tags section on the Finder sidebar on OS X 10.8.5 like Mavericks or Yosemite?
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How to display tagged files inside hidden directories?

Keeping hidden files hidden, how can I see content inside hidden directories using Finder tags. I can assign a tag to directory A, but it does not show in Finder when I list all tag-tagged content. ....
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How to evoke Preview's title bar saving dialogue by shortcut?

Preview shows the currently opened document’s name in its title bar. When hovering over this name, a arrow appears at the right. After a click, there is a dialogue where you can chance the file name, ...
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How to delete tags from a large number of files

I have created by accident about 70 tags. by copying them into the finder tag window by accident. I am using only 6 of them. How can I delete all the 70 tags except those 6? I tried to do it from ...
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Add Spotlight Comments without tags on OS X Mavericks

I would like to add comments to files or folders. On previous OS X versions, there would be a text field to add comments that become searchable via Spotlight. Now, in OS X 10.9 Mavericks the text ...
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Does adding Yosemite Tags to a File change its MD5 Signature?

I have a cloud backup system that relies on MD5 hash signatures for de-duplication. Does adding OSX tags to a file change its MD5 hash? EDIT: I did some testing and got mixed results depending on ...
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Applying finder tags to applications - What are the consequences?

I'm trying to put Maveric's new feature - Finder Tags - to a good use, so I have a bunch of installed applications, some I have read/write permissions but for some others I don't (All apps installed ...
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Tools to support maintenance jobs with Finder tags

When OS X Mavericks was released in 2013 with tagging support built directly into Finder, I expected tagging on OS X to gather steam (at least among “power users”). However, the number of tools and ...
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Make a specific tag the default window in OS X Finder

I've got a tag in OS X which is labeled "To-do", and I want that Finder shows the files (and folders) that are labelled with this tag when I open a new finder window. So that the view that is shown ...
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Tagged Folder Not Appearing in Tags List OS X Yosemite

I have tagged a folder about a dozen folders down the hierarchy but the folder does not appear in the tagged folders in the finder after tagging it with right click and tag color selection. How can ...
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Finder tags on Time Capsule files

I have a folder with files on my Time Capsule. As I know I can set the tags for files and quickly find all files by tag just clicking on the tag on the sidebar of Finder. All works fine except the ...
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Are there alternative ways to interface with Mavericks tags?

My company hosts quite a large amount of reference material (images, video, pdfs) on a server, and we're looking for a good way to organize these assets by tags. Searching for these tags in Finder is ...
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Tagged items not appearing correctly in Mavericks?

I'm running OS X 10.9.5. Recently, I used Handbrake 0.9.9 x86_64 (2013051800) to convert some WMVs to MP4s. There are roughly 150 videos, and I have attempted to tag them all. When in their respective ...
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How do I remove Finder tags from all files in a folder and its subfolders?

How can I remove Finder tags from all files in a given folder and in its subfolders?
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Finder in Mavericks will not tag files on network drives

Is there a workaround? How can I fix this? These files are on SMB shares to Windows servers with a NTFS file system. Is there a better way to connect to windows shares? Please guide as I am new to the ...
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How can I change Finder tag name or color?

There are some tags in Finder by default. I want rename their name from color. How can I do this?
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How to list all untagged files in Mavericks Finder?

I'm trying to start using Mavericks tagging system, even though it has its bugs… I'm also evaluating Yep to better organize my docs, but maybe I can do without, if I can find how to display all the ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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Add and remove multiple tags at once from a file or a folder

Using OS X Mavericks I want to add multiple tags at once to a file or a folder and I also want to remove multiple tags at once. There are different ways to add tags to a file, one of them would be to ...
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Can I revert to the Mountain Lion style labels instead of Mavericks tags? How?

I don't like the almost invisible little colored dots (tags) that have replaced the full-length color highlighted labels used in Mountain Lion. Is there a way to go back to using full-field labels?
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How many combinations of tags are there for a file?

With the advent of Mavericks, files don't have only labels, they have tags. You can still use it just like labels (and have the classical 'work', 'home', 'urgent', 'to file', ... tags), but it is more ...
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Can I tag a file from Quick Look?

I'd be able to very quickly tag a bunch of photos for later processing.
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Automatically categorize downloads?

Usually, when I download something, I need to take a template action on it, depending on the file type. Mp3 files get imported to iTunes, wav and rex files to the sample folders, zips get unzipped (...
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Spotlight in Mavericks does not search Tags - how to enable?

I have defined a couple of tags in Mavericks. If I search inside Finder, tags work as expected: It recognizes that "Firma" is a tag. If I select it and press enter, it turns into "Tag:Firma". ...
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Bug with the automator action “rotate an image” and tags

I have the following bug. I have created a small app that rotates an image, with the help of automator. But when I apply this action to a file with tags, it removes all the tags of the file (by tag, ...
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How to enable missing tag search in Spotlight?

OS X Mavericks adds better support for tags. You can search tagged files using Spotlight with the query tag:tagname. However, this stopped working for me a few days after upgrading form OS X ...
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Limit the scope of tag search in Finder on Mavericks

I have a fairly extensive file system with a large collection of images and a duplicate disc of those images and, additionally, some folders with images that are in process of some workflow. I have ...
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How can I hide file tags?

I'm tagging USB and network drives in Mavericks, and I would like the tags to disappear from my Mac when the drives are disconnected. Is this possible?