OS X :: Listing All Files And Folders By Size?

Apr 16, 2009

Is there a way to list every file on the computer by size? I'm trying to see what's taking up so much space. I have a 15" unibody mbp with a 320 gb hd and I only have like 30 gb left ... i use fcp and tried cleaning out all the capture scratch folders i don't need . but i want to list it all if possible.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Obtain A Soft (not Printed) Listing Of All Folders And Sub Folders On All Of Drives

Sep 3, 2014

I have 4 drives on my mac pro and tons of folders, some with sub folders.  I need a searchable listing of all folders and sub folders to consolidate, re-organize, etc.  I don't mind buying a utility but would like something that can do all of the above and either let me search and organize the list or let me dump it into Excel. 

Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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OS X Technologies :: Listing Folders In Apple-script Popup?

May 30, 2012

im looking for a more elegant way to list of folders in a popup for users to select at the beginning of my script and use as a path variable.the path i need to filter through to make the list is similar to the following: /Volumes/Network Drive/A/Client Name(s) starting with A//Volumes/Network Drive/B/Client Name(s) starting with B/ other folders will be created in the folder they select.  The complications:  All the folders i want to list are divided into folders labelled with each letter of the alphabet.Also there could potentially be hundreds of these folders once consolidated to a list The current script lists the entire file path in the popup. I want the entire path to be set as the variable but just the folder name to be listed in the popup These are the scrips i have started with but would love a better way to combine and clean up.  

(*set mainList to {"A", "B", "C", "D", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I", "J", "K", "L", "M", "N", "O", "P", "Q", "R", "S", "T", "U", "V", "W", "XYZ"}choose from list mainList with prompt "Choose Client"set listchoice to result as text*)set the_folder to (path to desktop) as stringset with_subfolders to trueset inc_folders to true set the_files to get_folder_list(the_folder, with_subfolders, inc_folders)return the_files on get_folder_list(the_folder, with_subfolders, inc_folders)          set the_files to {}  


Applescript, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: Automatic Listing Of Most Used Files?

Oct 5, 2010

To more easily deal with the increasing number of regular document files I have, I'm wondering if the standard 'Finder', or any other software that is available, can be set up to load the most frequently used, say top 50, files into a folder where it would automatically update. This would preferably be an icon in the dock, if not a main folder in Finder.

I know the system can order folders and files according to 'last modified', but that still leaves me to search all folders. One way to do it, I guess, would be to destroy all folders then it may order them as I want, but it seems a bit drastic. To find older files, I guess I would just have to rely on 'spotlight' or search.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder/spotlight - Listing Files On External Drive?

May 14, 2012

I want to list the files (Canon images, file names of the form img_xxxx) stored on an external drive (named WINBACK), a partition on a USB HDD. What I did: 

1. Clicked on drive WINBACK in Finder.

2. Typed img in spotlight search box - Finder window changed to the full spotlight window. Window shows  <Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK">

3. Changed 'Contents' to 'File Name' so top line of display showed < Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK"  | 'File Name' >.

4. Clicked + to give a search line.

5. On search line changed 'Kind' to 'Name', changed  'matches' to 'begins with' from the drop down lists and then typed 'img_' into the search box.

6. Clicked + to give another search line.

7. Changed 'Kind' to 'File extension', and typed 'jpg' into the search box.

8. This gave a list of files img_xxxx.jpg (obviously 0 < xxxx < 10,000). 

As there appeared to be some duplicates I checked the paths of the files. Some were from "WINBACK" but most were from various locations on the internal drive. 

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OS X :: Unable To Access Folders / Folders Are Locked After Transferring Files From External Hd

Aug 28, 2009

I bought a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex External drive. I transferred all my files from my previous external HD. When I went to access my folders on my external HD, the folders are all locked, with Sharing and Permission section in the Information "Everyone: Read" only! I can't change any of the information or move things! All of them are locked and "read only." I know how to change it, but only manually, individually. I have several hundreds of folders and I don't want to manually change all of them to "Read & Write." Is their a way to let me re-set the folders to "Read & Write" easily??

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OS X :: Won't Show Size Of Data Instead Of Size Of Files

Nov 14, 2010

All my smaller files show up as 4kb in finder. I know this is because on HFS+ that is the minimum allocation for a file, but it really doesn't help when trying to get a sense of how large files are when you're thinking of deploying them to the web, or glancing to see which are longer/which have been changed etc. is there any way to set Finder to display the size of files based on how much data is in them.

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OS X :: Thumbnail View - Setting Default Size For All Folders?

May 5, 2009

Any way to do that? I simply find it a hassle to click on -show view options, increase the size of the icons (128x128) then quit the menu to view my photos.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sort By File Size In Smart Folders?

Feb 18, 2012

The Apple info says use pop-up menus to select search criteria, but where is that? I wish to have the folder show all documents bigger than a certain size (ie. video) appear in the folder. My next question, is can I then drag to the Trash from that folder and know that they're deleted from their original location. I assume appearing in a smart folder is like an alias, its not reall copied to this new location. 

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OS X :: Moving Files To Folders Then Viewing Recent Files?

Aug 23, 2009

So i've just started using Mac and i've downloaded a few tunes into the downloads folder and then moved them to music. I cant remember what the file names were so can no longer find them. Is there a way to organise the files in the music folder to show the most recently added? If not what do you recommend

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Work With Size / Increasing The Font Size And Icon Size

Jan 13, 2010

I'm must be hitting some strange key combination / trackpad gesture (I just got a macbook pro) and my font size in safari keeps randomly increasing. This happens on the desktop with the icons as well.

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OS X :: Trying To Reduce Size Of MP3 Files?

Feb 26, 2009

I have one two-hour file in mp3 format and one three-hour file. These are radio shows, so no music or anything, just talking. Now that I have the files, I want to get them as small as possible without making them unlistenable. What program can I use to reduce them?

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OS X :: How To Know Files Real Size In Mac

Jun 7, 2009

I started a transfer of a large file, but it did not finish, but the DMG file is showing me the 7 GB Full Size of the Finished file! But I know that the file stopped midway and only transferred half of it, around 3.5 GB. Is there any way to see in the Finder / Inspector the real size of this file which should only be 3.5 GB and not the 7 GB it is displaying in the Inspector?

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Mac Pro :: What Are RAM KITS In Listing

Jun 21, 2008

I'm looking at ramseeker site for RAM for my 8 core mac pro. The listings for RAM KITS are cheaper than for the category of just RAM.

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OS X :: No Pop Up For Download Listing?

Jan 31, 2010

In the past, when I downloaded a file, a little downloads page popped up listing things that I downloaded etc. Now, no matter what I download, its always blank.

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OS X :: Sort / List All Files By Size?

Feb 7, 2009

I'll be getting an 80GB Air this week and I'm trying to gauge how much space I'll use up. Right now I have about 80GB of space used up on my hackintosh, but allot if it is junk I probably won't transfer over. Is there a way to look at all the files on my computer in order from largest to smallest?

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OS X :: How To Find Size Of Selected Files As A Whole?

Dec 30, 2009

I'm used to being able to find out the file size of a group of files I've selected in Windows' Explorer or Desktop by right-clicking one of the selected files and selecting Properties. I haven't been able to find a way to do anything similar in OSX Snow Leopard. Is it possible to find out the size of a group of user-selected files?

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OS X :: How To Cut / Paste Files & Folders In OS X

Feb 28, 2006

I am a OS X newbie after using Windows for almost 15 years. One thing I am having trouble figuring out is how to cut & paste files and folders similar to what can be done in a Windows environment (i.e. cut using Ctrl-X, paste using Ctrl-v).

An example is if I want to move files from my hard drive to a flashdrive...is there way to cut and paste (i.e. move) the files? My current method is to just drag the files the new destination (which copies them) and then drag the files from the old location to the trash bin....

When I look at the 'edit' menu in Finder, the 'cut' and 'paste' options are grayed out which makes me think they are unavailable.

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OS X :: Checking Files And Folders?

Jun 19, 2008

So I have this weird occurrence when I open a Finder window and view files on one of my Mac Pro's internal harddrives.

A bunch of the Files and Folders have a Date Created of Dec 31, 1903 8:00PM.

The Date Modified is correct.

It's not every file/folder either. Mostly contained in one directory I have with client files in it.

I have:

- Reset PRAM
- Reset SMC
- Verified Permissions, Disks
- Deleted Finder's plist

So far, still happening.

Anyone have a clue as to what to check next?

I'm trying to figure out when this happened.....only noticed it today.

Could it have anything to do with sharing files from an XP machine.

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OS X :: Protecting Folders And Files?

Feb 21, 2009

The Mac is now used by all family members and even some visitors. I'm aware of the guest and separate account capability but this is time consuming to jump in and out of. This also prohibits access to the general iTunes library and photos of one user etc etc. Is there a way to simply protect certain folders within one user account eg I have a folder in the main account with each of the families names. Mine contains all my work, My wifes all hers etc etc. 2nd question E Mail. I have all the e mail coming into two seperate e mail addresses on the main ser account eg My Mail and my wifes mail to two mac addresses. Is there a way to simply password protect these without too much difficulty.

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OS X :: Set Password On Certain Files / Folders?

Nov 17, 2009

As I mature further, the information I take in tends to get higher and higher. Passwords, usernames, information, etc etc. I've created a .numbers document with a lot of my usernames and passwords for various websites / any information I need. This file has no lock on it, so if anyone would be able to get into my computer, they would be able to get that file with a little perseverance or a little spotlight search. I've tried going to "get info" on the file and tinkering with different options there with no luck. I've googled it, and the only (somewhat) promising thing that came up was to use Disk Utility and create a disk image. It states that is best for transferring through a flash drive. Since I am updating this almost weekly, I do not think that is the best solution. Is there a program, or a setting which would enable me to set a password on a file(s) or folder(s)?

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OS X :: Cannot Create Files/folders?

Dec 3, 2009

My Macbook has been much slower than usual lately, and today it just stopped creating files. When I try and open Skype, it tells me it cannot create the users file, when i try to open itunes, it tells me it cannot create the itunes folder.

I have repaired the disk permissions and verified the disk. Verification came back okay. I'm now at a loss as for what to do. I can't download any new files (it tells me that I'm out of disk space, while I have 50 gb's free), so downloading anything to fix the problem won't work.

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OS X :: Listing All Open Windows?

Jul 27, 2009

As I open more and more windows they overlay each other. Is there a way to see a list of all open windows? Similar to XP's Task Manager or the Cascade option.

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Applications :: Compressing Files To Smallest Size

May 29, 2009

So I know in Leopard and probably any OS for Mac's you can compress your files, but is there any way to compress them even more? I had a file that was 321mb's and when I compressed it, it brought it down to 317mb's. Obviously that didn't do me any good. Does anyone have a program or another suggestion?

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OS X :: Calculating Multiple Files Size In Finder?

Sep 3, 2009

This is one of the things I haven't figured out how to do yet on my mac. I miss this feature which was so easy in windows. Select multiple files and click properties and you get a file size count. If you do the same thing on a mac you get a number open for each file. If you need a cumulative total quickly its a pain in the butt to add each file.

What am I missing here?

Also, any way to display file size at the bottom of a finder window? When you click a file, it says "1 of X selected" and the amount of hard drive space free which is cool, but file size at the bottom would be nice to have.

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MacBook Pro :: Limiting Size Of VM Swap Files Possible?

Jun 13, 2010

I have the new 15" with SSD (80 GB Intel) and HDD (500 GB). I have put System and Apps on the SSD, while the user's home directory is on the HDD. So far so good, performance is great. But I have run into the problem of getting the "Memory on the startup disk is too small" warning twice. That's a pretty unpleasant experience, with apps freezing etc. Of course, nominally my startup disk (the SSD) is far from full, since the apps occupy maybe 30 GB and the System maybe 15. I should have over 30 GB of available disk space. So what happened? I found out that the culprit is virtual memory. Somehow my system at some point thought that it needed a lot of VM (around 40 GB), and the VM daemon started writing swap files (up to 40 of them!) on the startup volume, until it got full. After quitting some apps, somehow the situation gets corrected and the system automatically reduces the number of the swap files again.

What are my options to keep this unpleasant problem from occurring again in the future? Here are the ones I can think of:
1. Move the VM directory to HDD. I don't like to do this because it would significantly hurt performance.
2. Create an additional partition (~10-20 GB or so) on the SSD, then move the VM directory to that partition. This way, I always know the max. size of VM and I won't be surprised. Disadvantages: I will need to repartition the SSD and re-install system and all apps. And I may be wasting precious space on the SSD.
3. The ideal solution would be an option in the VM daemon to limit the total VM size. I have perused the man pages, but I can only see an option to set the size of each individual swap file, not the overall VM size.

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Software :: Need The Full Size Files Of The Photos To A DVD?

Jul 23, 2008

I have exported the albums from iPhoto. I want burned to the desktop--which should return the photos to their original file size. When I burn to a DVD via the Burn folder--the photos are compressed.

They are usless to me in this compressed state. I need the full size files of the photos to print quality pictures and to load onto a PC for other work requiring large sized files for quality printed pictures. My DVD does not show up on my desktop so I can just drag the folder to the DVD to burn it I have to use the burn folder.

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OS X :: MAC Files/Folders Search Tool?

Jul 29, 2008

I can use to search Files and Folders on a Mac OS X system. I'm looking to search for files that contains parts of names, and specific sizes, and specific formats (.jpg, .pdf, ect..). and then while this search is going and doing it's "thing", is it possible that I can backup or copy the files to a different location from the search result?

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OS X :: Password Protect Files Or Folders On MAC?

Dec 5, 2008

Can any tell how to set passwords on files or folders on mac os x. it also can be still readable on windows xp or vista.

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OS X :: Best Way To Find Huge Folders / Files?

Sep 26, 2010

I have read these forums/google for a definitive/best way to track down the files that are clogging up your hard drive. I've tried the Smart Folder route and for whatever reason it doesn't work as well as I'd like. What is the best way to do this?

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