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Mac OS X's default file manager and desktop shell

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Mac OS Mojave : finder doesn't show files

I have a strange behavious of the finder since I have he last mac os : finder doesn't see recently created files. I am wondering either it can be linked with softwares like oneDrive or GoogleDrive ...
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Copy folders and keep their modified date

I want to copy a couple of folders and preserve their modified date for historic reasons and not to change the sorting I'm used to. I have tried using rsync with flags to preserve times and the ...
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macOS finder big bars between columns views

This is really weird, sometimes these bars are not there and sometimes they are. They also appear in another program like iTerm2. Does anyone know what these are? And how I can disable them...
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Mac Finder - Custom Grid Spacing

Question: Is there any way to increase the grid spacing in Finder for Icon View (or all the views) beyond the provided limit? Reason: I would like to get the list view similar to Windows Explorer ...
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Can't erase folder

sudo rm -rf Doesn't work: rm: .../abc: Directory not empty which is. ~/Desktop/abc $ ls -anw total 0 drwxr-xrwx 3 501 20 96 Nov 4 20:30 . drwx------+ 11 501 20 352 Nov 11 23:34 .. ~/...
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Searching for a filename on a Mac [closed]

I find it very frustrating that when I use Finder or Search on my Mac I cannot locate a file - all I get is the word if it internally occurs. Example: currently searching for my edit of Shakespeare's ...
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Mac OS - Finder Services Menu Very Fragile

I've created some Services (now Quick Actions in Mojave) in Automator, and it seems like whenever I add a new one, the Finder Services menu breaks completely and takes forever to 'fix itself'. ...
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Sluggish NAS Performance with AFP

Just got my self a NAS (Asustor AS1002T) to handle my files. It is supposed to be up to 110MB/s read and 90MB/s write, it has two Seagate 2TB Barracuda running in RAID 1. The Setup I have a Archer ...
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Where is Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac syncing my photos to?

I want to get photos and videos from a Windows Phone 7.8 device to an older MacBook. I downloaded Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, installed it, plugged the phone in, and it immediately started ...
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FTP folders show as empty in the Finder when they are not

I bought a WD MyCloud and I'm using it as personal FTP server. While every other client is able to see every file inside the MyCloud, when accessing it through the Finder, after opening a few folders,...
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How can I disable macOS Finder’s tree view from remembering open leafs

When I open macOS Finder an for e.g. open in the tree view the folder Documents the tree view automatically opens all subfolders I opened the last time when I visited that folder. This is annoying as ...
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Reading mass storage device : Mac failed, Windows succeed. NOT FORMAT ISSUES

My question is different and is not an easy one. Please help me. Thank you so much. Information on my storage device : 2TB, 1TB for exFAT, 1 TB for NTFS. USB 3.0 Everything WAS working FINE until ...
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MacOS finder - search for files created locally by user

Can anyone tell me how to use the finder's advanced search function to filter for files only created by me? I have tried 'Authors' and 'Owner' and used my user name, etc. but it returns 0 results. I ...
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Finder shows malicious application, Terminal does not

I'm having a problem trying to delete an application from my Mac. The file in question "Υπομνήσεις.app" is visible in Finder and Launchpad, but it won't show in the Terminal. ls -a doesn't reveal ...
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How to search a file with LaunchBar

I love LaunchBar but I thought that it is possible to also search for files on the disk (or in a specific folder), e.g. with ⌘ + space to invoke LaunchBar, type home to select home directory and then?...
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Connecting to Google Cloud Compute Machine VM Instance via Apple Finder ssh

I have followed the steps from Google Cloud Documentation, but at the step of connecting Apple's Finder to my Google Cloud Compute Engine Virtual Machine (VM) instance, I get stuck at the Connect to ...
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Stop Finder from buffering (network) videos in macOS (Sierra)

I'm using a VPN connection to my movie database at home. Unfortunately when I open it in Finder and click on a movie (mkv), before I can even open it or drag it somewhere, the bouncy ball comes into ...
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Mac OS keeps trying to connect to deleted network storage

A while back I had a shared network storage/drive connecting to my MacOS using SMB protocol. To make my life easier, I tried to automate the mounting process every time I logged into my system. I'm ...
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macOS 10.13.4 Finder displays kMDItemKind for some .java files as “Source Code”, but as “Java Source” for others

On macOS 10.13.4, for some .java files, Finder displays "Java Source" for kMDItemKind (i.e. the "Kind" column in "List" view), but for some other .java files, it displays "Source Code", even within ...
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Cant run Terminal from Finder with shortcut if 'Show items as' is on 'columns'

I usually use 'show as columns' when working on my macbook. Today I assigned a shortcut to open terminal window from Finder in sys -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Services, but it seems to work ...
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OSX File Renaming Issue

We have over 15000 images that need renaming. Is there a simple way to find text in a file name (from a csv file) and replace text in a file name (again from a csv file)?? Eg. File Name - AA021 ...
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Where does Mac OS X store folder association information

I am having a strange problem on MAC OS X. Whenever I open a folder from LaunchBar like Download or from the terminal using open . it opens my DVD player! Hover I do not have any DVD drive :( The ...
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MacOS file with strange behavoir

realm (https://realm.io a database system) created a file on my macOS system, called "sample.realm.note". This file has some weird properties: It does not show up in Finder though it should show up (...
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Mac Finder Won't Move Files, Trash Lock with Empty Trash and no lock

I need to move files from one drive to another on a Mac, simple right? There is no cut option though apparently after you perform a Copy holding Option + Command + V will move the files instead. ...
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How to search for a js file

Now, I know that finder has a feature to search for a specific file type like this "kind:js" however that is not turning up the right results. Mostly that just shows files that end in .json and I ...
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OS X - How to change the tabs with CMD + N in Finder?

I'm using High Sierra and in the Safari and Terminal we can change the tabs with CMD + 1,2,3... shortcut. And this is an expected behavior. But we can't do the same thing in Finder. There are ...
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How to avoid synology file operations being routed through macos host?

When I use Finder (or Path Finder) on macos to do file operations (copy/move) on my Synology the files get first downloaded to my macos machine and then uploaded again to Synology. E.g. : I move file ...
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Is it possible to extract OSX “Get Info” data?

I have over 2000 .mov files that were painstakingly logged using the Comments section of the Get Info window (someone listed the clips featured in each .mov under Comments in Get Info). I'd like to be ...
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File copied from NTFS drive greyed out and inaccessible

The file's contents are confirmed to be correct, and it has read, write, and executable filesystem flags set. The file is grayed out in Finder, and cannot be opened or read. (the file in question is ...
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“Open With Other…” via the Terminal on Mac

Is there a way to open the "Open With Other..." dialog via the Terminal? I.e. the dialog that is shown if you right-click the file in Finder and choose "Open With" > "Other..." Note: I'm not looking ...
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Files deleted from Time machine backup still show up in the Finder

When deleting a file from a time machine backup via the following command: sudo /System/Library/Extensions/TMSafetyNet.kext/Contents/Helpers/bypass rm -r LOCATION the file is deleted immediately, ...
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Why doesn't “xattr -w com.apple.FinderInfo /opt” work?

I'm trying to add the com.apple.FinderInfo extended attribute to my /opt directory so that it will show up as an installable folder for installing packages on MacOS 10.13.2 High Sierra. I tried ...
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Add folder to sidebar from Terminal

I want to know how put some /my/folder/path/ to Sidebar in Favorites or Devices section, from terminal?
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Preview on macOS doesn’t open multiple PDF files in one window anymore?

Preview used to open multiple PDFs in one window - by selecting multiple files in finder, you could right-click and open all of them together. This was particularly useful to 1) get a total page count ...
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How to delete a locked folder on Mac?

I have been trying to remove a locked folder from my Mac. I am logged in as admin. When I try to delete it from Finder, it says The operation can’t be completed because the item “X” is locked. I ...
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Ask Finder to open a specified folder with apple script

I use Dragon dictate to automate many things. I would like to open a particular folder in finder. for example when I say "open downloads" it executes the following shell script: open /Volumes/3TB\ ...
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Copy the widths of images to clipboard (Mac)

I have a bunch of images in a folder and would like an easy way to either copy all of the widths to the clipboard or export them to a document. I know I can Get Info and copy it from the window that ...
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Finder going crazy on opening a particular folder

I have tested this on 2 macbook pros 2015 and 2016, Sierra and High Sierra respectively, it contains 4 html and javascript files, that my professor gave me and 1 of which i edited, i downloaded an ...
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Finder always tries to connect to server by default with an Apple ID

Somehow Finder always tries to connect to one server with an Apple ID login name when I do not specifiy the username (i.e. not using smb://username@serveradress). I deleted every occurance of the ...
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Copying LibreOffice from DMG to local SSD takes 35 minutes - cp takes 3 minutes

Today I downloaded the latest version of LibreOffice for my Mac. After downloading, I opened the DMG file and copied the app-folder to the Applications. This took 35 minutes for a 700 MB folder. At ...
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Sluggish and slow Finder on MacOs Sierra 10.12.6

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2014, 16GB RAM, Core i7, 512 GB SSD. I'm noticing that very often operations in Finder are VERY slow : copy, move, delete, get info (right click) on files and so on. When ...
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Can mount a USB thumbdrive on Mac, but it is not shown in Finder

Using an Apple MPB mid-2014 and MacOS 10.12.6, I can mount any number of USB thumbdrives. The drives appear as mounts on the Desktop, but no longer appear in a Finder window under the Devices section. ...
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How can I determine the number of pages in multiple PDF files simaltaneously (mac)?

I have over 200 PDF files of various sizes. I estimate that it's about 200-250k pages. Is there a relatively simple way to determine the total page count for all of these files - combined- in MacOS? ...
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MacOS Finder: View contents of disconnected external drives? [closed]

I'm looking for an application that does the following: Creates a directory & file map of external drives of my choosing Allows me to browse that via the Finder, while the drive in question is ...
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Why does this “df” output differ from what Finder reports?

df -h shows: Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 233Gi 150Gi 83Gi 65% 3350360 4291616919 0% / From Finder, ...
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Daisy-Chaining 2 Drobo DAS's — Becomes 1 device or 2?

I have a Drobo 5Nt (5-disk direct-attached storage) which has two Thunderbolt 2 ports on the back. I understand the two ports allow me to daisy-chain multiple Drobo devices together — so if I ...
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Why is my file size shown as Zero bytes in Mac Finder?

I have OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 (15G31). I have a file with contents in it, but Finder shows that the file is Zero bytes?!? What does this mean? How can the file be zero bytes if there is ...
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Netatalk Permissions Issues

I've been having issues with Netatalk related to permissions. Background: I am currently running Lubuntu 16.04 on an iBook G3 with 256mb of RAM. So far I haven't had any problems with the machine's ...
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“View with Google Drive” contextual menu item in Finder - how can I make it always appear for files / folders in Drive

I find the ability to right-click a file or folder in the Finder and bring up the option to "View with Google Drive" quite useful (for all files and folders in My Drive). Sometimes, this item appears ...
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Finder keeps opening new tabs

I click on Desktop in the sidebar in Finder, a new tab opens. I click on Applications in the sidebar, a new tab opens for Applications. I click on Desktop again, a new tab opens yet again. How do I ...