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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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Mac OS X 10.7.5 file copying, deleting takes a long time

When I try to copy/move/delete a file, even a very small file, it'll sometimes take 5 seconds. I'm wondering what the cause of the delay is and how I can fix it. Gracias!
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Can Windows 7 be installed on Mac OS X Extended filesystem?

I want to create a VM that is encrypted using TrueCrypt. To do this I create a TrueCrypt volume. I noticed the options are FAT32 or Mac OSX extended. Since I'm planning on installing Windows 7 with ...
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Format Pendrive using NTFS file system in Terminal(mac)

How to format pendrive using diskutil command by terminal? or Is any other way to format pendrive? sudo reformat device After get into correct volume, then try above command, but didn't work, ...
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Mount the second partition of an image with hdiutil

I'm trying to open a partition on my Mac (OSX Mavericks). Particularly, I've got a file.img image which includes two partitions: a boot partition and a second partition formatted in ext2. When I ...
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Any way to make Mac understand Windows file paths

My organisation use Windows almost exclusively, but I use a OSX for my work. Their intranet and many applications links to files on the org's Samba shares directly (e.g. "W:\Folder\File.ext") Long ...
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Tools to create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver?

My workplace doesn't have a document management system. People just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't really work. Trying to find information/files for a particular project by ...
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Hard disk space utilization anomaly between two methods

Issue I have an external hard drive formatted as NTFS with a single partition, for which, when I check for properties of disk space it shows, 450 GB used and 6 GB free. If I try to write a 7 GB file, ...
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How to delete .Trashes/* on NTFS drive on Mac?

I installed Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2013.2 on Mac OS X 10.9. I find that /Volumes/<some NTFS drive>/.Trashes/* on a NTFS drive I mounted on Mac cannot be deleted. Any idea? Things I tried in vain: ...
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Missing files on preserved directories structure (osx)

I'm missing all files from a particular folder inside a partition. What I find odd is that all the folder structure remain intact, but it have 0KB. I've ls from shell to be sure it's not a finder ...
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USB Filesystem that can run executables and can mount on Linux and OS X

I'm looking for a filesystem that I can format a USB drive with that can run C++ executables. Tried FAT32: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission denied Tried NTFS: $ ./main bash: ./main: Permission ...
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How to deselect a selected folder in OS X file dialogs?

I'm having a difficult time with wording this question for web search queries, so thought it'd be appropriate to ask on a StackExchange site. This is such a strange UX bug, I don't know even where ...
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Are there resources which list the file contents of a “clean” OSX install?

I'd like to be able to look up which files (especially shared libraries) are installed by default on a given version of OSX, as opposed to the libraries I've subsequently installed on my machine. Is ...
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mac osx copy bootable startvolume works but keeps filesystem

He there, i have a macbook air with one ssd hdd that is unfortunetly formatted as journal extended case sensitive. so i have an external hdd where i copied my whole startvolume bootable with the ...
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Reformatting USB to support large files in Windows, Linux and Mac

I'm trying to copy a 5.3 GB file from hard disk to a USB 3.0 SanDisk 16 GB USB key. I've tried this both from OS X as well as from Linux. In both cases the file is partially copied and then the ...
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Accessing file with illegal character in Windows

I have a setup with an Apple Time Capsule that I'm trying to access from a Windows computer I installed Airport on. I can connect fine and everything works fine, until I try to access a folder with ...
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Is there an equivalent for AuFS (such as in Ubuntu) that has balanced branch writing for OS X?

We're switching the OS on our media/file server from Ubuntu to Mac OS X (most likely OS X Server 3.0). We've been using aufs and SnapRAID on Ubuntu and like its ability to have balanced branch ...
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Explode all folders

I've got a folder with about a hundred sub folders and again each ones of those has between 10 and 20 sub folders, so all in all a pretty large folder tree. Is there a simple way I can explode or ...
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1answer
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run script on directory modification

For launchd there is WatchPaths (and for some more specific case QueueDirectories) which monitors changes on a path. However, if it is a directory, it will only recognize creations/deletions in the ...
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Open a bundle in the mac file save dialog?

I am saving a from an app on my mac. I have the file save dialog open. I'd like to save it inside a bundle myBundle.bundle. I could add the bundle to the finder favorites, or I could save it ...
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How do I configure fsnotify's queue size/watch limit on OSX?

Note: This might be a StackOverflow question, since it's about something that's only accessible via the internal API on OSX, but I'm posting it here since it seems to be more about using a tool that's ...
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fs_usage tool: How to output *full* pathnames

I'm using fs_usage on Mac to dump my app's file accesses to a text file. The only problem is that only a truncated version of the path is output. This is pointed out in the man page, but there appears ...
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How to find the origin of OSX Fuse installed on my system? Then remove it

I have a computer running OSX Mountain Lion 10.8.4. Recently (within the last month) I noticed OSX Fuse in my System Preferences pane. However, I did not install OSX Fuse to my knowledge. In fact, I ...
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Compare file system properties/attributes of two files

There are many methods that can be used to compare the data of two files. That is not what I'm interested in here. How can I easily compare or "perform a diff" of what could be called (perhaps you ...
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Relocate Eclipse on Mac

I've rather daftly been using Eclipse IDE from an install location on an External Hard Drive as initially I wasn't going to be keeping this particular laptop. How do I move the install from the ...
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1answer
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Best file system to share between Linux, Mac, and Windows [duplicate]

I would like to put all my movies on an external harddrive so that I can watch them on any of my various computers (Mac, Linux, PC: all latest OSs, all 64-bit), and I would also like to be able to ...
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Shared VMware folders between Ubuntu/OSX causes “invisble characters” and syntax errors

I'm experincing an annoying issue, which (I think) is caused by a discrepancy between Ubuntu filesystem and Mac OSX filesystem. It seems to be a general problem, which can occur for anybody using Mac ...
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1answer
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Can I create a symlink or similar that returns a random file from a set every time?

Say I have files foo-a.wav, foo-b.wav and foo-c.wav on disk. I have a piece of software whose interface allows me to enter the name of a single sound file; every time a certain feature of that ...
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1answer
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What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux? [duplicate]

I have been using NTFS, but I recently took a drive which is normally attached to a Mac mini running Lion (using Paragon NTFS) and attached it to Windows 7 because the drive was disconnecting ...
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How to use tunefs

Introduction: I'm planning a performance-oriented clean install of OS X (10.6) on my Mac and I've decided (among other things) to split the hard drive into multiple partitions. Two of them will be ...
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1answer
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How to convert file back to directory

My coworker, using OSX, uploaded a .xcappdata file to Asana. This "file" is actually a directory that OSX likes to treat like a file (so many ways I hate Apple). For some reason, Safari allowed this ...
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1answer
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how do I on OSX copy a folder from an external drive to my hard drive and only add the new files?

say I have on the external drive: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt B/file3.txt and on my hard drive I have: A/file1.txt B/file2.txt I would like to drag and drop the whole folder over to the hard drive ...
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1answer
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File system for storage in Mac OS X

Recently I bought a new HDD for my Mac, but I'm not sure which file system would be best for storing large amounts of data. Since NTFS isn't supported natively in OS X (10.8) I was looking into ...
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Cannot delete attribute file in mac os X

Suddenly some *attributes files started to appeared in the trash folder of my mac os x (snow leopard). The problem is I can't delete them. // 1. See there is a file with an invalid name MAC:libs ...
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OSX 10.8.2 Wiki Server file and database locations?

OSX 10.8.2 with the Server.app installed. Wiki server running. where do these files live? (so that I can customize the CSS as well as back everything up.) What databases so I need to backup and ...
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What Unix-like filesystem can easily and safely be mounted on both the Mac and Linux?

For a USB drive I'm looking for a file system (and/or fs creation options) that can be mounted without third-party drivers on both a current OS X (>= 10.7.x) and a recent Linux kernel (say stock ...
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Filesystem compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac

Which filesystem is compatible with GNU/Linux and Mac OS? I want to be able to read/write from both GNU/Linux and Mac OS. For example I want to copy a file to my external hard-drive from GNU/Linux and ...
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hung processes kills the system in OS X 10.7 Lion

UPDATE Dec 27 2012 OK, today after a week or so of mostly trouble free operation and several successful attempts to watch mounted DVD file shared via my other machine and no other problems playing ...
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OS X Lion - cannot run spotlight, mail, iCal etc

Whenever I try to run Mail or iCal I get the following error: Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP) Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000 Application Specific Information: ...
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What Filesystem should be used for a 4TB drive for both Windows and OSX compatibility? [closed]

Note: I am aware of similar questions. The one's I seen here are for Windows, OSX, and Linux (which I do not need). I also can use Mountain Lion, which the other questions did not mention. I was ...
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1answer
261 views

Create a zip file that doesn't create a folder when opened, Mac OS X

I am wondering if there is any way of easily creating a zip file that contains a bunch of files. However, when I double-click to open this zip file, I do not want it to create a subdirectory with the ...
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1answer
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Is there a copy-on-write filesystem for Mac OS X?

I'm on Snow Leopard. I have both MacFUSE and fuse4x installed. Is there a copy-on-write filesystem that I can install? I tried building UnionFS-FUSE 0.25 using fuse4x's includes and libs, but I get ...
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1answer
332 views

Is there a mountpoint program in OS X?

Linux systems have a /bin/mountpoint which can be used to check if a particular directory is a mount point for a volume. Does Mac OS X have an equivalent program, or is there some other way to run ...
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Not able to mount HFS partition in Linux (SD Card)

I am trying to mount an HFS Plus partition in my Linux embedded target(2.6.35) and I ended up with the following error: "mount -t hfsplus /dev/mmcblk0p9 /mnt" mount: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p9 on /mnt ...
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Access environment variable on both OSX and Win7

I'm fairly sure this is impossible because of syntax issues, but here goes anyway... I'm using dropbox to sync some files that I need to access in both windows and osx. In the program I need to ...
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Proving file creation dates [closed]

Is it possible to fake or manipulate creation dates ? And if so, how can I "prove" that the files really are that old ? Luckily, I stored my project on GitHub, whick confirmed the fact that the files ...
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2answers
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Which filesystems has first class support on both Linux and Mac OS X [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which file system to use in between OSX and Linux I'm replacing the optical drive on a Macbook with an HDD and plan to use half of the new drive for Linux. The other ...
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2answers
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Mount XFS partition on OS X using OSXFUSE

How can I mount an XFS-partition on OS X 10.7 using OSXFUSE? In their filesystem repository under filesystems-c/unixfs I have found minixfs. However, I'm not sure how to go about installing it and ...
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1answer
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Change OS X partition to Mac OS Extended Journaled without reformatting?

I have a machine running OS X 10.5.8, and am upgrading it to Snow Leopard, and then Lion. Snow Leopard requires a Journaled partition, but the partition the OS is running on now is Mac OS Extended — ...
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1answer
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How to create folder actions on OS X that run when the folder is “opened”

I want to create a folder action that is run every time a folder is opened, instead of only when files are added to the folder. From what I've found online, there doesn't seem to be a way; is there or ...