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You can try New File Menu Free (the free version of New File Menu, mentioned in other answers), it's free and working fine, although it only supports one extension at a time:


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It’s safe to delete just about anything as long as you: Have a backup and know how to restore things. Have internet recovery so if you break things, you can reinstall macOS. Since you know where that folder is located, it’s best to give a general answer since we can’t guess if that’s something you made, another software made or Apple made. Then feel free ...


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Here is a script that’s dedicated to fix this issue for OneDrive on the Mac. https://github.com/soundsnw/mac-sysadmin-resources/blob/master/scripts/fix-onedrive-filenames-apfs.sh It is quite sophisticated and very well documented. If you don’t have JAMF - remove those from the end - they fill fail harmlessly I believe if you don’t have the JAMF framework ...


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You can set up some quite complex searches using Cmd ⌘ F in the Finder, rather than invoking Spotlight itself. You can define many criteria & even save as a smart search for future use. If you really want to get in-depth, you can use Spotlight's own query language, though the mechanics of that are well beyond my pay-grade. I'll let Macworld - macOS: ...


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It turns out I was doing something wrong. I erroneously believed the error message was caused by Mac OS X executing the script. The reason this error was appearing was because inside my script I was executing something without escaping the space. Woopsie!


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You can get control of how things are shown in the Finder by clicking on the Finder icon in the dock. This should bring the Finder to the front. From there go to the View menu and click on it. Near the bottom of this menu is an option "Show View Options". Click on this and it opens a new panel where you can set things in the Finder View. The image ...


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You asked about tools to explore persistently installed apps. Some tools include: KnockKnock: https://objective-see.com/products/knockknock.html Launch Control: https://www.soma-zone.com/LaunchControl/


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Ok, I figured it out. Thanks @bmike & @IconDaemon The culprit is Spotify's desktop client, which has a setting to store offline music. (And doesn't create a containing folder to identify it) I had the preference option to store offline music in my ~/Applications folder. And also had set up Spotify to open upon login. (See screenshot) Solution: Change ...


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Like all things, backup your Mac and then delete the files you suspect are bad / need to know when they re-appear. Backups exist so you are free to clear things knowing you can get them back if you find out later some specific program actually needs them where they are. Examining the files like this you have some clues that often will let you refine what ...


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Read the FAQ @ https://mpv.io -> Reference -> FAQ How can I make mpv the default application for opening movie files on macOS (OSX)? Install mpv as an app with Homebrew: $ brew cask install mpv If you need an alias in Applications/Launchpad, open a Finder window at /usr/local/Caskroom/mpv/your_mpv_version/. In there the mpv.app bundle has been ...


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My solution to the problem is: Create a new application in Xcode that contains the icon resources for the file type. Select that app as the default for the file type. Substitute the app's binary inside its bundle for a hard link to the binary of the app you want to open the file. EDIT: This only appears to work in Mojave: in Catalina, there's some code-...


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If the mp4 file has a subtitle track, you could extract the text to a .srt file using mp4box (more info can be found at How to extract subtitles from MP4 and MKV movies. Of course, you would need to do this for every file you have then search within those .srt files.


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Performing a Mac OS X update (to 10.15.6 in this case) and then rebooting afterwards mysteriously solved this mysterious issue... I wish I had a better explanation for what happened, but I was not able to get any further information.


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Insofar as files are concerned, "cut and paste" is "move" by a different name. With Finder, as you have likely noticed, there is a rule behind its behavior during drag-and-drop operations on files: if you drag-and-drop to the same volume: move is default. if you drag-and-drop to a different volume: copy is default. This is the default ...


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There are two types of hidden items (files or folders) on macOS: Those which start with . whose hidden bit it set by default. Those with no starting ., but chflags set to hidden. Run man chflags to see more info. I clicked it and saw many folders in Library, but still didn't see any folders with . in front Those folders are of the second type. However, I ...


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In MacOS Catalina, You can OPT-Drag the thick divider by dragging it from the bottom most part. You'll see an icon like ||. Use that to drag. Clicking anywhere else, doesn't work.


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The clipboard metaphor doesn't really work well for files, and while "copy file" can be implemented transparently as "copy and paste", "move file" requires some judgements. At its simplest, "copy" means putting some data into shared memory, and "paste" reading it back out; "cut" is then "copy&...


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Insofar as files are concerned, "cut and paste" is "move" by a different name. With Finder, as you have likely noticed, there is a rule behind its behavior during drag-and-drop operations on files: drag-and-drop to the same volume: move is default. drag-and-drop to a different volume: copy is default. But if these default behaviors are ...


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Because the Pasteboard, to which all data is Cut, is inherently transient and unsafe. If you could Cut a document in the Finder, that document would only reside in the Pasteboard, and any new Copy/Cut action would cause it to be lost. You could never Cut a file in Pre-OS X Mac operating systems. However, you can achieve the same result by Copying (CMD+C), ...


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Find Any File can do this, an it's only $7.99: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/find-any-file-faf/id402569179?mt=12 FYI I haven't tried it myself, but the developer website screenshot shows searching by Contains: http://apps.tempel.org/FindAnyFile/index.php


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View → Show Preview ⇧⌘P / Hide Preview ⇧⌘P toggles the pane on the right. You can alternatively… drag the edge of the window right to make the window bigger so you can see more contents without hiding the preview pane. choose View → Arrange By to choose an arrangement of items — any arrangement will automatically place the folder contents within the view ...


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You may print the pdf into a pdf with typed a new title.


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So the answer is that both aliases and symlinks are both respected over network so long as the a share is mounted that contains the path to the original file in Finder i.e now has an eject button. In my case I'd symlinked from an SSD to a HD, and while the SSD share folder was mounted, I had not yet browsed to any place on the HD so it was not mounted.


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As the other answer mentioned this is a bug. You can use other utilities, e.g., https://theunarchiver.com/ and extract the contents of your gzipped file. Easiest way is to install unarchiver and associate .gz files with it, and then open your gz file with unarchiver.


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Based on the error message you got, these files are being used or are open somewhere on your machine. This is a common error message. Maybe you were viewing these images recently or opened them in another app. I would look for what was using these two images. Could be Photo app. Also, check your trash.


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The code snippet you borrowed doesn't relate to what you're trying to achieve, so you can safely throw that away. Try to avoid looking for solutions that involve simulating clicks or keypresses, as these sorts of scripts are really case-specific, liable to break easily and frequently, and prohibit any additional interaction between the user and the computer ...


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So, the solution is that the EXTERNAL drives, for whatever reason, were not re-indexing Spotlight. I ran this command directly pointed to the DRIVE itself, and this cleared the results. sudo mdutil -i on /Volumes/DRIVE_1 So, the takeaway is: Spotlight re-indexing (sudo mdutil -i on /) is only for the main HDD. Which, is weird, but that's what did it.


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This is a disappointing answer for Apple, but if I restart my mac, the Finder apperas to reset and then prompt for my un/pw on the next connection attempt:


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As of macOS Catalina: Like @Kokizzu said, to get the "Copy as Pathname", open your context menu (right-click or two-finger click). Once it is open, hold down the alt/option key to get that option to appear.


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If you're on an admin account, you should be able to click the lock, supply password, then click the + sign & add yourself as read/write. If it won't let you do that, then try on the next folder up the hierarchy, setting permissions to at least add yourself as read & write, then click the 'gearbox' icon & 'apply to all enclosed items'.


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