Questions tagged [folders]

"Folder" is the colloquial term for "directory" or "subdirectory", an abstraction of the file system hierarchical divisions used to organize files, documents, applicatons and pieces of programming code.

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Create new folder for each file

I have been trying to create some kind of script to automate the move of around 408 items sizing about 1.5 TB. What I am wanting to do is create a folder based on the filename, but exclude the ...
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How do I add music files to my iPhone without iTunes?

I am using Ubuntu Linux 16.04 for which Apple does not provide iTunes. So I connected my iPhone SE running iOS 10.3.3 to my laptop using libimobiledevice and ifuse. This enables me to access the files ...
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Compress a folder via a command line while persisting its icon

I have a folder with a custom icon (via NSWorkspace's setIcon:forFile:options). I would like to zip the folder so the custom icon is preserved after unzipping. Currently, I call zip -r9 Folder.zip ...
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How do I stop folders automatically opening on my MacBook Pro 2014?

When I try to move a file into a folder, let's say Folder A, from another folder, let's say Desktop, how can I stop Folder A automatically opening. I only want to move the file into it, not see the ...
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MacOS Automator: Save new text file in current folder

I am trying to write a simple Automator service to merge selected text files. I’ve nearly got it, but I am running into one problem. I want to create a new text file from the combined output of the ...
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Spaces in a folder name

I have a foldername with a space between the name: /Volumes/Img/Horos Data/DATABASE/ I need to put it in a variable to use in a script. In terminal I can use \ to use the folder: cd /Volumes/Dados/...
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How to stop the hidden __MACOSX folder from being created when compressing files/folders in Finder

When compressing files/folders in Finder, via the context menu, i.e. select the files/folders then right-click and select Compress ..., a hidden folder named __MACOSX is created within the zip archive....
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Run an App with different folder as “~/Library”

I'm trying to set up the Minecraft game so that I can launch it from and run it onto a USB flash drive (portable game and savefiles without additional config to play on each Mac). This is normal ...
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Where are my photos in this 60GB iPhoto Library folder?

HELP!! 59.4GB "iPhoto Library" folder only contains a few folders (see attached screen shots), none of which seem to contain any original photos or even any image files? The "Versions" folder was ...
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Missing folder in iCloud drive! [closed]

Installed MWeb for iOS and it created a folder, its available in my phone's iCloud drive but not in Web or Mac iCloud drive! Created a test folder and made sure no sync issues. Any help is appreciated
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How to disable finder folder metadata persistence?

Is there a way to tell finder not to save any metadata about folders? I would love to get Finder to forget how it displayed any folder the last time I viewed it. So when expanding a folder it does ...
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Alias multiple folders into one

Here's the thing: I'm organizing my document (for example to organize papers). I divide them into subsections, (ex: astrophysics & quantum physics) and all those sections have a "Read", "Reading" ...
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Networking between 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) and 10.12 (Sierra)

For work I have to solve an issue involving very old and new systems. Because of legacy software required for the business, I need to sync folders between Mac A (MBP running 10.6.8) and Mac's B and C, ...
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How to replace a folder that's name is a date i.e. YYYYMMDD with folder hierarchy of year, month, date?

I have a list of folders which have dates for names. The dates are in the format YYYYMMDD (e.g. 20150129). Within these folders are text documents which are related to that specific date. I would ...
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I can no longer see the url from where I have downloaded a file in Get Info, can I get that back?

I always used to use Get Info to see the URL where I've downloaded a file. Image, PDF, data. Now I can't see this field anymore in any of my recent downloads. I don't see it for old files or new. ...
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Can't add some shortcuts folders to the dock

Very strange situation I have two folders that I can't add to the dock in macosSierra, I can add all the other folders correctly. I check the library\Preferences\com.apple.dock.plist but they aren't ...
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Are true dynamic folders (NOT a “Smart Folder” SavedSearch) possible?

I'm using an application that loads the contents of a folder of audio samples for my use. The samples I want to use however, are scattered amongst many folders on my machine, and I don't want to copy ...
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Unable to enter directories in Finder after moving directories to NAS

I have a NAS, which I use for storing my old photos. When moving the remainder of my 2016 photos, the following problem occurred, but without any error message during the move operation. The move ...
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How to cd to a directory with a name starting with a “-” (minus)?

We have some folders where the names are starting with a "-". If I try to enter them with terminal, cd interprets the "-" as an option. How could I manage this?
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Change screenshot destination on Touch Bar Mac (macOS Sierra) [duplicate]

I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, and when taking a screenshot, I get the option to choose the location on the Touch Bar. However since I'm using my computer in clamshell mode, I can't ...
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Outlook 2011 folder sizes

I'm looking for a way to find size of individual folders (NOT on Exchange) in Outlook 2011. Searched far and wide with no results. Is it possible that nobody needed that feature before?
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Folder with nothing in it is still using up space

I have a folder with absolutely nothing in it. Zero. I made sure there was no hidden files in it, by typing "defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES." into my terminal. There is ...
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Move using keyboard instead of drag and drop [duplicate]

I wonder how I can move items/folders using keyboard instead of drag and drop. Like sometimes I'm opening a folder and there is an item in it which I want to move it to another location but I don't ...
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How do you Unzip a folder into “C:\…\arduino-1.0.4\arduino-1.0.4\hardware

I have been working on making my Arduino pro micro work, and i have been following a few tutorials https://coytar.wordpress.com/2013/04/27/use-arduino-uno-as-an-avr-isp-to-burn-the-bootloader-to-a-...
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Change quickly icons of a folder and its subfolders

I need to change the folder icons of a selected folder and all the subfolder inside it with the same PNG image. Accept any mode (Bash scripts, Automator workflows and so on...), I have no preferences....
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How to merge back the encrypted folder back to main drive

Have one encrypted folder and have erased the content of it. But not getting any option to merge the space back to the main partition. This comes after we enter the password or rather mount the ...
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No folder triangles on desktop only - OS Sierra [duplicate]

This just happened tonight. Without warning and for no reason at all, the little triangle next to the folders on the desktop just disappeared. So I cannot easily see the contents of the folders, I ...
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How to set No Access (restrict) permission to a user on a folder?

I'm trying to deny my user access to a certain folder. I can't. I set an admin account to be the owner of that folder, but i can't set "No Access" for any user on that folder. But i can do it for "...
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Why are the emails from Apple Mail in this numbered directory structure?

I was looking into my users' Library/Mail folder at some emails and was wondering why they are organised the way they are. In ~/Library/Mail/V3/Mailboxes/Friends.mbox/5EF13EFE-AB95-43A9-93BB-...
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can not open download folder mac os sierra

when I drag and drop files from my dock download folder it crashes randomly. When I try to open the folder it does not respond or there comes a empty blank folder. Sometimes the dock is crashing ...
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Change the icon of all the folders on mac

I want to change the default folder icon to something nicer. please help
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Opening a Folder of Files

If I have a folder full of similar files, is there a technique to open all of its files with a particular app? For example, I would like to right-click on a folder and Open With a selected app. I ...
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Default contact group for new contacts in iOS 10

I use an iOS 10 device together with an Exchange server and several contact folders (some of them shared). When I create a new contact on the phone I have no control in which group it goes and this is ...
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File Folder Monitoring

I have a task to create a way of monitoring a folder and files running on a MacOS 10.11 machine. Basically what I want to accomplish is each time a new file is added to the folder send a notification ...
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To let Finder always open a folder with default window width and height

The Finder seems to remember the width and height of window that last time I open that particular folder and set such. In other words, if I opened a folder and make the window really wide, the next ...
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How to force the items of a window to be well-formed, like in Windows?

When I create a folder it will be placed in an irrelevant position to the existing items in that directory, making a mess, killing all aesthetics, whatsoever. How to make the elements to be listed in ...
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Change Finder folder view for only one folder?

Is it possible to, for example, set icon view to be the view for just one specific folder in Finder? It seems as though if I set a folder to icon view (currently the default is list view), opening ...
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How to find files in different specific folders?

I have several folders named "auto_saves" around my hard drive. I want to make smart search to find all image files from all folders named "auto_saves". But how?
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Change location of screenshots mac [duplicate]

Right now they default to desktop, and I followed instructions found here. It works up until I shut down the computer; I was wondering if there was a permanent solution?
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Can I add folder keyboard shortcuts? (like there are for Home, Downloads, etc)

Finder's Go menu shows a bunch of keyboard shortcuts for many standard folders: So within Finder, but also within the Open or Save File dialogs of other applications, I can use ⇧+⌘+O to go to my ...
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Random Untitled Folders Appearing

So I've been getting an issue where my computer will randomly create untitled folders on the desktop, last night as much as 12! This has been going on for weeks now. I am a software developer and am ...
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Bi Directional folders (Mac to Mac)

Currently we are running a system where a group of 12ish Apple Mac computers connect to a Mac Mini Server. We also have a few off-site teams who need to access said server as well. We would like to ...
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How to add an existing smart folder to the sidebar

I previously used the option to add a smart folder to the sidebar on its creation. I've only done this in macOS Sierra, having never tried it in a previous OS version. Not wanting the folder to be ...
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pwd in bash is wrong after sending directory to trash

If I move a directory to the trash that I'm already cd'd into that directory, pwd will report no change in location. I will still be able to do everything in bash normally as if there was no change ...
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Why can't I open the Creative Cloud folder in terminal

I am new to the terminal but find the ability to navigate folders quite handy, so I wanted to cd into the Creative Cloud Files folder but for some reason it doesn't seem to be working do you know what ...
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Folder of 24 gigs has only 12 gigs nested. How to account for mysterious bloat?

I have a ~/Library/Developer used by Xcode.app in El Capitan. The Finder > Get Info reports a size of 24 gigs. But the two nested folders each report only 6 gigs each. So ( 2 * 6 ) = 12, and ( 24 - 12 ...
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“All My Files” Folder was Emptied when I Deleted Content of the Downloads Folder

I am a Windows developer and have just got hold of a Mac for development of apps. I am fairly new to working with "Finder" and I am finding it easiest to do everything I need with the file system ...
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Tags - best practice for using tags to replace hierarchical folder structure

I am interested in replacing my hierarchical folder structure with the tag system. Are there any best practices (or do you have personal experience) of how to use tags as a replacement for the ...
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Sync custom folder icon with Dropbox

I have added custom folder icons to some of the folders in my Dropbox. I would like this to get synced across devices, but it seems that it does not. Is there a way to get custom icons to sync with ...
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How can I password-protect an app folder in iOS?

On my iPhone's home screen I have created a folder wherein I have placed few of my private apps which I don't have to be accessed if someone just incase uses my phone. How can I restrict the user from ...

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