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

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How to replace rather than add tags in MacOS?

I've been scratching my brain on this one for a while. In macOS, it's easy to add tags to a file (whether right-clicking on a file, using the toolbar shortcut button or using the File menu). In each ...
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Which files contain macos tags?

I've been transfering files between different OSes lately, as well as tried to browse those files via different network shares (mostly SMB and AFP), and what I'm still a bit confused about is which ...
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Is there version control software with commit messages that preserves macOS tags?

As I mentioned in my answer on tags best practices, the distributed version control software (VCS) Git does not preserve macOS tags (or other extended file attributes). Is there version control ...
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Set folder properties to show extra information

I have seen that for certain folders such as Pictures, Movies, Music, show extra information in more columns when viewed in List View in Finder. For e.g., if I Ctrl click on one of the column names ...
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Smart Folders stopped working after upgrade to High Sierra

I have several Smart Folders that find items by tag, e.g., tag = red. After upgrading to High Sierra, these Smart Folders stopped working, i.e., they show no files. (The files are still tagged.) I ...
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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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Finder tag pollution avoidance: view subsets of tags, not a global list of tags

I'll start this question with example of the problem I'd like to solve. I like to tag my apps by category: productivity, development, media, etc. I like to tag my movies by genre: action, drama, ...
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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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How to Load Old Tags into Finder?

I am using macoOS 10.14.6 (Mojave) and had to reinstall macOS. The issue is that while the Finder displays the existing tags in the Finder window when viewing all my old files and directory, it ...
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Finder tags not appearing in Save Dialog

If I select an existing file with tags in the Save dialog, the Tags field is not showing any pre-existing tags. For example, the check.txt file in the dialog below is tagged (and sitting at ~/Desktop),...
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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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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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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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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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mdls does not work on mounted sparse bundles

mdls does not return anything when I run it on a mounted (originally encrypted) sparse bundle: ❯ ll ./test .rw-r--r--@ 0 evar 14 Sep 18:34 ./test ❯ mdls ./test ...
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Finder tags not saved for downloaded files

When I save a file and add tags to it in the save dialog box, these tags are not added to the file. This happens in all browsers I have tried (Safari, Firefox, Chrome). Tags do appear to get added to ...
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Assigning Tags/Comments/Descriptions to Stock Apps in macOS

TL;DR- has anyone found a way to assign Tags or modify the Description/Comments on stock apps in macOS? I'm currently working on creating Smart Folders based on Tags and it's working incredibly well, ...
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How to always run a workflow when scanning a document?

I want to tag every file that I scan with a 'Scan' tag. I successfully wrote the shell script that does the tagging part, but now I am struggling to start it when scanning my documents. Here is what ...
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Tags in Finder Sidebar not showing results

On my NAS I added custom tags to some items via Finder. After I enabled indexing on that volume manually in Terminal, Smart Folders searching for a specific tag in one of the folders now work and also ...
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Alfred is annoyed with finder

Alfred is having an issue with Finder. When I do an Alfred search for finder a window will appear provided I had previously closed it. If I have a finder window open in another desktop, Alfred will ...
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Tag the currently open file (not via Finder)

Is it possible (either natively or with a 3rd party app) to tag a file that is currently open and focused without depending on that app to support tags? I want to be able to easily and quickly add ...
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Don't have Time Machine back up a file again if a Tag is added to it

If I have a large file, let's say a 1 GB ISO file, and I add a tag to it through the Finder, so that there's a blue circle next to the filename now, then Time Machine will consider that the file has ...
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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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Finder Tags not working for any SMB files

I'm having an issue with Finder Tags and SMB share? I can tag a file with a colour. But when I go view in the tags it does not show for any SMB shared files? I have tried everything. Finder is ...