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Use the following actions: Duplicate Finder Items Change Type of Images Rename Finder Items: Replace Text (" copy" with "") With this sequence, the 'change type' occurs with the copy while ignoring the original. You end up with both files in the original folder. NB To test as a workflow prior to rendering as a service, insert Get Specified Finder Items ...


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I agree with you on double click. I bought a multi-key mouse. I assign a key to double click. Not a perfect or free solution, but better.


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I had the same issue and did this: You need to open a terminal: I use xquartz. Go to the directory or network volume where you think the file is. I did this on my mac: cd /Volumes cd OldDropboxArchive/ I needed to find a document about the standard model in particle physics. Which subdirectory could it be in? I know it's a word document. I type this: ...


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Select a photo using the File Picker > Media > Photos feature in the answer above. Select a photo, then re-enter the file picker. The file picker will open to the source of your previous Finder location. Rather than showing the media widget again, it shows the Finder path source of those images: ~/⁨Library⁩/Containers⁩/⁨com.apple.MediaLibraryService⁩/Data⁩...


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Smart Search Folder. Naivgate to ~/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary/Masters/2020/01 where 01 is the month to search in, set the kind to "Image" and add the smart search to the sidebar using the Save button.


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You can access Photos directly in the standard macOS file selector If you don't see the sidebar you can enable it with the dropdown behind the icon on top left


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To make the hidden files on your Mac visible, you can do so by following these steps: In Finder, open up your Macintosh HD folder Press Command+Shift+Dot Your hidden files will become visible. Repeat step 2 to hide them again! This process will also work elsewhere, including your Documents or Applications folders. You can find other options as well like ...


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In recent (Mojave 10.14 - Catalina 10.15) versions of macOS Finder, you can easily get a copy of any of the path variants: Edit->Copy the good old ⌘-C becomes just the filename when pasted as text: file.ext Edit->Copy as Pathname with added option (⌥⌘-C) becomes: /Volume/Share on some server/file.ext Edit->Copy as Link with added control & option ^⌥...


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I personally don't use Photosteam, but I believe this may be an option. (The Photos app may need to be running in the background to sync photos.) Navigate to /Users/[USERNAME]/Pictures/Photos Library.photoslibrary Right click and select Show Package Contents In the resources folder, there will be 2 candidate folders containing the images; cloudsharing or ...


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Nevermind. I had an external screen connected and am using spaces. The overlay did just open in a not active space not visible to me...


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I don't know why this changed, but right now instead of saving on my Desktop only it saves in iCloud/Desktop only Hit cmd + shift + 5 > Options and change the screenshot save location. I cannot take a screenshot of a screenshot window, but it's easy. .. my iCloud/Desktop folder .. You might have turned on iCloud for Desktop and Documents. Check in the ...


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Looks to me like two issues: Why do you have two Desktop folders? On my machine - and I strongly assume, this is how its supposed to be - I have one Dektop folder, which is located in iCloud. Thats also where the screenshots for example go. Trying to delete them Where did you delete them? Also in the trash can? "Remove Download" only removes the item ...


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No, nothing 'bad' will happen. However, the OS is likely to start re-populating the cache database, which may mean more ramping up of CPU cycles for quicklookd.


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The list shows other Macs that have "shared" their files to you, not the other way round.


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No. Shared folders are controlled by the “Sharing” preference pane in System Preferences.


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If you are open to using third party software, you should try Funter, which is free. You can search hidden file in an easy way like SpotLight. Use Funter to show hidden files, switch hidden files visibility in Finder, hide files, copy, move or remove them.


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I took a stab at writing a script that I think should work for you. You mentioned that you are not too experienced with terminal, so to use it, do the following: cd into the root of your Movies folder Create an open a new file (can be named anything, I used change-date) using touch change-date; open -e change-date. This will open a new file in TextEdit. ...


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I created a little AppleScript applet you can add to the toolbar in Finder. When clicked, it creates a new blank file in the current directory, letting you rename it immediately – just like in Windows. In the future, I plan to implement it also as a Finder extension.


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Apple's Finder has been using "natural" sort order (where strings of digits are ordered as single characters) for file names for nearly 20 years, since OS X 10.0 There's no way to change it as far as I know. If you want the other kind of sort order, you have to use Terminal or a 3rd party app.


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I recall this happening to me, the problem is the button you are referring to is actually "group by" not sort by. I see this as a serious design flaw from Apple, but whatever. Right-click somewhere on finder. Click "show view options" as seen below. Click "sort by" and select "name." I'm not exactly sure what the purpose of "group by" is, but it doesn't do ...


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The easy way is to turn off sandboxing for the app, in Xcode project settings under "capabilities". You might not want that though. Otherwise you probably need a security-scoped bookmark to the directory. When you get access, create a bookmark from the directory URL using bookmarkData(options:includingResourceValuesForKeys:relativeTo:). Make sure to use ....


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Reading through the previous answers, I decided to make a little AppleScript applet you can add to the toolbar in Finder. When clicked, it creates a new blank file in the current directory, letting you rename it immediately – just like in Windows. In the future, I plan to implement it also as a Finder extension.


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If you don't need the remains Time Machine might have left on the external drive, starting Disk Utility and reformatting the disk (to APFS in case of an SSD) should get you back on track.


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This is likely malware. Update your Apple software every week (or even every day) for a while in case Apple detects and blocks this specific app. It’s not behaving like a proper app should. Any chance you can locate the file in finder and upload it to virus total? “qnmqkmkrqwfq” is damaged and can’t be opened , even though i set Allow applications ...


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When run from the Automator app it needs the Get Selected Finder Items action, however when run as a Quick Action from Finder it isn't needed as the selected files in Finder are passed to the Quick Action. You need to remove or disable the Get Selected Finder Items action to have the duplication stopped when run as a Quick Action. To disable an action, ...


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The manual way is to go to the system folder using finder go to folder command shortcut Shift Command G ⇧⌘G /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/ Rename the original icon and then name the new icon file with the original name. Will need to be an admin user and enter your password when doing this Using a dedicated program may ...


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I will share my method. It is hard (thanks Apple for ignoring us on this!) but it works. I'm assuming you are not using a "referenced library" as noted elsewhere here, but are importing all images into the Photos library. I might switch to a referenced library actually. But for now, this is how I do it. In a non-referenced imported image library, note ...


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You are trying to use: mount_nfs -o rwsize=32768 -o locallocks -o namedattr -o noac -o rdirplus -o nfsv3 jin.local:volume1/File/ /Volumes/File Instead try: mount_nfs -vers=4 -o rwsize=32768 -o locallocks -o namedattr -o noac -o rdirplus jin.local:volume1/File/ /Volumes/File or mount_nfs -vers=4,rwsize=32768,locallocks,namedattr,noac,rdirplus ...


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The process name is a legitimate process running as part of an iOS device local backup. Enter your login Keychain password to proceed. To check that the prompt is actually on behalf of the right process, open Activity Monitor, search for the process name, select Sample Process and confirm the path is within /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/AMPDevices....


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This works for me in MacOS Catalina 10.15.2: Open a new Finder window; Resize the window to the size you want (however don't move the window to your desired location yet); To lock the location and size: start by pressing the Command ⌘ and Alt / Option keys together and drag the window to your desired location; release your mouse button first then release ...


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I find Apple's breakdown of Storage to be neither reliable nor informative. If you're running out of space and can't explain why, then first thing to do is to boot into Safe Mode. Then Restart normally. This process may let the OS do some housekeeping, deleting temporary files and some caches. Next, use an app like OmniDiskSweeper, or DaisyDisk. These ...


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You can try Daisy Disk and it will give you a pictorial view of your drive and what is taking up space. It has a free trial so you can use it without buying it. There is also a free app called Disk Inventory X which does about the same but lists the sizes of everything it "sees". It also makes a colored map of you disk. I highly recommend you use these to ...


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Tick the second option listed in Mission Control Preferences. "When switching to an application, switch to a space with open windows for the application."


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Not sure about Automator, but you can easily accomplish this in Terminal. find "parent folder" -type d -depth 1 -execdir sh -c 'cd "$1" && zip -r "$1" .' _ '{}' \; find "parent folder" -type d -depth 1 lists all subdirectories of "parent folder" (just run it to see the result) -execdir executes the part up to the \; for each subdirectory found sh -...


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You can try the following option: $ cd ~/Library/Containers/ $ mv com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/ com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX.backup/ $ ln -s /Volumes/<NAME_OF_VOLUME>/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX/ . If the above option didn't help, then I would suggest you to: Check the first comment on this page shared by bmike.


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System Preferences → Dock → Uncheck Show recent applications in Dock


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In fact, the file is named "public.generic-pc_lame.icns"


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We don’t see this at all on thousands of Macs sharing via SMB of many vintages, most 2008 R2 and newer, but all manner of non windows servers exist in our environment in addition to windows server. I wonder if the people having problems are binding their Macs to AD or just have permissions issues? Sorry to not have an answer, but we’re not changing ...


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I also find that I need to occasionally uncheck, save, then recheck the checkbox "Show file sync status icons and right-click menu". This is found in the Backup and Sync settings menu.


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The code in my AppleScript was causing problems. The full automator flow is 2 Apple Scripts, one to set the variable for the file location and another to run it. The first script: on run {input, parameters} set output to "NameOfImage" return output end run The next one on run {input, parameters} set imagePath to "Macintosh HD:Rest of ...


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I would use hdiutil ... instead of other methods but with an image protected by a certificate instead of a password. This is similar as to building an encrypted image with a password and a recovery key (based on a cert) - without password though: Create a temporary cert folder and cd into it: mkdir ~/certsecdmg cd ~/certsecdmg Create a root CA if you don'...


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FinderMinder is the answer... with some deeper explanation. Download here: FinderMinder http://www.irradiatedsoftware.com/labs/ Setup Instructions In FinderMinder's "Contents" (right click the app, select "Show Package Contents") you will find a "Contents" folder. Open that, then open "Resources" then you will see a file "com.apple.finder.scpt". Open ...


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It's possible to search by size using Terminal (Confirmed working on Mojave). No 3rd party tools or hacks. Here is a command I used to look through and find largest folders taking my space away (run as root and the command to switch to root is: sudo -i): du -k / | awk '$1 > 500000' | sort -nr Once you get the list (ignore the 'Operation not permitted'...


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You need to add: & space To: set end of filePaths to quoted form of POSIX path of thisFile Example: set end of filePaths to quoted form of POSIX path of thisFile & space Another way to resolve this issue is to coerce the list filePaths to a string before it's used in the do shell script command, as after all it does get coerced in the process. ...


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ExifTool might be able to do it. You would need to extract them by name (see the MacOS tags page) or you could add the -api 'MDItemTags=1' option, as they are not extracted by default. A command such as this will extract your tags and create a CSV file for you exiftool -csv -filename -MDItemWhereFroms -MDItemTitle -MDItemAuthors -MDItemDownloadedDate /...


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I know this is an old question, but up to this date the issue with Finder search including way too many results has not been solved by Apple. What has changed is the format needed for the suggested answer (it doesn't work anymore). Also I found a way to very quickly add the suggested trick to any search, no typing required. Step 1: create a search that ...


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I think you should check this out: https://gist.github.com/fabiofl/5873100 it probably does what you need


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