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Unable to write to NFS share, Finder hanging

I've a issue with an nfs share : this is my setup : /etc/exports : /home/delaland/sharetest 111.111.111.111(rw,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=100,sync,insecure,no_subtree_check) all needed ...
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View/edit Mac OS X's Finder labels from a Windows PC

Is it possible to view and/or edit the Mac's Finder labels (applied to folders and/or files) from a Windows PC? We are sharing files via Dropbox and it'd be nice if the few Windows users we have ...
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Mac OS. Finder windows split the screen?

I want to achieve something like this at least for 4 windows:
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Open new Finder tab when using 'open .' in the Terminal

In the Terminal I use open . to open the current directory using Finder. Open folders in new tabs settings is set in the Finder, yet it opens a new window every time. By the end of a project/day I ...
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How to have first page of PDF be used as icon preview in list view in OSX finder

I've got an image to clarify what I'm asking. Finder example I want the little icon preview to be the first page of the pdf (which is the big display to the right). You can see that it works for ...
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Spotlight: search any word using services without opening Finder

I'm using Mavericks on a Mac. The "services" shortcuts allow me to highlight a word and search for this word in spotlight. This searches for the word in a new Finder window. Is it possible to ...
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Dismount TrueCrypt volume via Finder

In OS X I can unmount a TrueCrypt drive from Finder as it gets listed under the Devices sidebar. Now when I press Eject it's no longer accessible, however it's still listed in the TrueCrypt ...
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Apple Script - Reopen Closed Finder Windows

I have the following Applescript which toggles the show/hide hidden files and I would like to reopen the user's Finder windows which will be closed as the Finder gets relaunched. tell application ...
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How can I add myself to _www:staff permanently on osx?

I have a local instance of apache with an application writing to a cache directory. The cache directory is written to by _www:staff. It appears in the finder with a 'no-entry' icon. How can I add my ...
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How can I increase the size of thumbnails when opening files?

This is the view I get when I want to upload a file to OS X' browser. I like the thumbnail view, but as you can see, they are too small. I don't mind showing fewer pictures – I just want a bigger ...
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Folder name in sidebar is changed, how to get it back?

My OSX is Simplified Chinese, so the user folders in finder's sidebar is like this: AirDrop 应用程序 桌面 文稿 下载 影片 音乐 图片 These stand for AirDrop, Applications, Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Movies, ...
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How do you duplicate current open Finder view in new tab (Mavericks)?

In a thread on this forum there is an interesting solution on how to open a duplicate of an already open Finder window with the help of an AppleScript: How do you duplicate current open Finder view? ...
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How to cut files on Finder on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks? [duplicate]

I can't cut files on Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks after upgrade. I can only copy and delete them. Why? How can I fix this?
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How can I show/hide hidden files on Finder on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

The following script doesn't work on Mavericks: # check if hidden files are visible and store result in a variable isVisible=”$(defaults read com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles)” # toggle visibility ...
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Browers (Chrome, Safari,Firefox) can't see files after OSX is upgraded to Maverick

Everything work well, until I decide to upgrade my OSX. I tried logging in and Out as forums suggested. But Browsers can't see any single file from finder.Using finder Normally is okay.
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Select from x to top/bottom with page up/down on OS X

When I need to highlight a list of items in my explorer on Windows, I was able to select say the 5th item and then hold shift while pressing page end or page down to highlight a number of items. Is ...
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Can I create a service in Automator that will run without having a file selected?

When creating services in automator, the topmost options is "Service receives selected..." Is there a way to create a service that just works on the currently open finder window, without having a file ...
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How can I open a folder in the current finder window?

I know tell application "Finder" to open POSIX file "/folder/path/" will open a new finder window, how can I open a folder in the current finder window?
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MacOSX Find Media Files

I need a way to "disinfect/de-porn" a Mac system...Its not mine of course...This is for a "friend!" I'm looking for an app that will search out and put into a single finder window all video files. I ...
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Recently opened files on Finder's sidebar in OSX

OSX Finder (seemingly randomly) adds documents I open to the sidebar under "FAVORTIES" section. How can I stop that? I use OSX 10.8.5 on a Retina MacBook Pro 15.
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Remove tonymacx86 logo in Hackintosh

I have OS X (hackintosh) installed in virtualbox on ubuntu linux host. I used iAtkos ML8 distribution with MultiBeast to get the right drivers. Everything works perfectly fine, however somewhere ...
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How does Mavericks's Finder store tags?

I haven't used Mavericks yet. Does finder store tags in the file itself (ex: xmp), or is it powered by some kind of Database? or what?
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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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Add an NSBundle to finder favorites?

I have a bundle myBundle.bundle. I'd like to add it to the favorites that appear in the left column of the finder. Is that possible?
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Make names of files and folders display fully in the Mac OS X Finder

I am not normally a Mac person, however, my father has a Mac and finds it frustrating to need to click on items with long names in order to display the full name. Is there any way to get around this? ...
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How to I make OS X move files between hard drives instead of copying when dragging and dropping?

I keep my system files on the internal hard drive and often move downloaded files and so on out to the external hard drive. Is there a way to make Mac OS X move files instead of copying when dragging ...
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Replacing / adding to a folder in OS X?

I am quite new to OS X and I just dragged a folder from one Finder window to another and it said that it already existed, and asked me whether I wanted to replace it – and I said yes. The outcome was ...
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Open current bash location explicitly in Finder

When double clicking a bundle folder (folder called *.bundle), a Terminal window opens as expected. However, $ open . does not then open a Finder window but another Terminal. Is there a way ...
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Trying to unzip file

When trying to unzip a file, I ghet the following error: Archive: file.zip skipping: file.bla need PK compat. v4.5 (can do v2.1) Can any one help?
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How to configure warning dialog when opening multiple files?

Finder used to show a warning dialog when I tried to open many files at once. Something like "Opening 100 files simultaneously may slow down the system. Are you sure you want to do this?" I disabled ...
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Preview image dimensions of files in a hidden folder

I'm using XtraFinder as a Finder at the moment, although the problem exists with the 'default' Finder. When an image is inside a hidden folder, the image's dimensions will not show in the preview ...
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How to get OSX finder to calculate duration and bit rate in finder window preview

I cannot figure out how to get the preview area (to the right side of selected audio files) in finder windows to display the correct data. If anyone has a suggestion of how to force Finder to either ...
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Why does OS X Mountain Lion ask for my password when I duplicate a file?

When I use Finder to do this: - right click file - choose "duplicate" I get asked for my password. Every. Single. Time. I have tried every trick I could find online, up to and including repairing ...
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How can I connect to my linux server with Mac using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?

How can I connect to my linux server with Mac (Finder and/or Pathfinder apps) using the credentials of one of the users on the linux box?? I am using SMB. The linux box is running Centos 6, Mac is ...
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two finder windows next to each other like Ubuntu F3 shortcut

Ok, so at work I use Ubuntu and its create for copying a files from one folder to another folder without having two finder windows open. What I would like is to have that function on my mac and I am ...
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Mac OS X Finder: Folder Color Labels are not staying across computers on connected to SAN

I'm trying to label certain folders on a SAN drive, however certain computers can see these colors and others cannot. I'm curious if there's a way to clear the finder cache for the color labels, as ...
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Accidentally copied files over /bin/bash in OS X

I mistakenly copied two files over /bin/bash. This now made my terminal non-responsive. I've followed this tutorial but it didn't help. For reference, the files are runcocoa.sh and runc.sh to be ...
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Mac: Move files using keystroke

Is there any app that can assign a keystroke to a move operation in finder. Example: Hit cmd+1 and all selected files move to the folder named songs. Anything you could think of?
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Under which domain is the Finder sidebar “Devices” category setting for “User's MacBook Pro”?

Trying to verify that "User's MacBook Pro" is in the Finder's sidebar from the Terminal. I can't find a correlating setting under com.apple.finder, com.apple.sidebarlists, or even ...
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How to preserve file-create-timestamp while copying files on OS X from command-line?

On OS X when you a copy a file using Finder, the target file has the same creation and modification times as the source file. However when you do so using cp in Terminal both creation and ...
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adding symbolic link to os x finder sidebar

I'd like to add a symbolic link to the OS X finder sidebar, but when I do so the sidebar follows the link and creates a direct link to the target folder. This is not what I want, the reason I use a ...
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Select file from cloud to upload in browser?

Is there any such extension or plugin available for macs that let you browse your cloud files and select them in finder without actually keeping a copy of these files on your computer. For example, ...
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Run python script from Finder rather than edit?

Max OS X. When I double-click on a python script it opens in the default editor. How might I make it so that when I double-click, or choose the script from Applications, it executes from the python ...
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Change layout of Mac OS file selection dialog for home folder

On my Mac, the file selection dialog for my home folder is irritatingly different from the way it looks for every other folder on my system- it compresses filenames to be almost uselessly small, and I ...
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Finder not enabling use of Services when changing “Service receives selected” input

I have a Service on automator that applies to Files and Folders in Finder. Initially it was saved as "Text" input. Problem is, Finder won't show this Service to Files and Folders. If I go to ...
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Mac OS X Finder: Substantial disparity between “Size” and “on disk” values for file

On Mac OS X (I'm using 10.8/Mountain Lion), you can inspect files in the Finder via Option-Click -> "Get Info". Doing so opens a panel with all sorts of information. In the top right corner, you can ...
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Very slow opening of an encrypted sparse bundle image in the Finder over the network

I have a 500GB spares bundle encrypted disk image that I store on a network drive, that contains around 200 video files (various formats: mov, mp4, mts) in its root level, plus a few subfolders. ...
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Can Application, Downloads and Document icons on the Dock be configured to just open finder?

Whenever you click on either Application, Downloads or Document icons on the Dock, you get this hard to read popup. Is there any way to configure these buttons to open the appropriate folders in the ...
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Does finder have an internal, more restrictive set of file permissions?

My OSX Mountain Lion has two users (say, me and otheruser). When logged in as me, I can look at /Users/otheruser/Public, and drop files into /Users/otheruser/Public/Drop Box, where I can't see them. ...
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Can I copy image's content rather than file path in Mac finder/path finder?

I collect a lot of icons and use them in applications. In finder, when I copy an image using cmd+c into the clipboard, Finder actually copies the coaca Filename into the clipboard. When I paste ...