OS X Mavericks :: 10.9.4 - New Folder Do Not Open Empty But Have Contents From Subfolder Of Finder

Aug 26, 2014

New folders do not open empty but have contents from a subfolder of finder.  I also had an empty folder on desktop so I renamed it & opened it only to find the same content. 

2012 Mac Mini with OS 10.9.4

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OS X Mavericks :: When Transferring Contents Of Previous Mac / Mail Folders Were All Empty

Jun 20, 2014

I just bought a new iMac with OS X Mavericks, and when I transferred my data from my old iMac with Snow Leopard, all my mailboxes appeared, but they were empty.  How can I get back my saved emails?

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OS X Mavericks :: Way For Docs Folder To Automatically Open In Finder / When Located In Dock

Sep 4, 2014

I have my documents folder in my dock. But I don't like the view choices that are provided. I want my documents folder to open in finder automatically. I would prefer not to scroll down to find that option and click on it. Is there any way for my docs folder to automatically open in the finder when located in the dock?

OS X Mavericks (10.9.2), 16 GB, 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Cannot Open The CD And The Contents Don't Show In Finder

Jun 14, 2012

just received mac osx snow leopard 10.6.3 CD to load to my iMac.  Cannot open the CD and the contents don't show in my Finder.  No error message.  What should I do?  I am currently running 10.5.8.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: DWHelper - Empty Folder In Finder

Aug 30, 2009

This folder is in my finder, does anyone know what it is? The folder is empty when I click on it, nothing is in it, Zero kb in get info window.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Applications Folder In Finder Empty?

May 9, 2012

My application folder appears to have "split" from the applications shortcut in the Finder window. The shortcut under Favorites contains all my applications, while the folder itself contains none...When I get info on both of them, I see the following:

App Shortcut: "Where: /"

App Folder: "Where: /Users/SarahSteeds" 

Also, I've only had one new software download that saved itself to the Applications folder (at location "/Users/SarahSteeds"). All others have been directed to the shortcut (at location "/")

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Adding A Folder In A Subfolder?

May 25, 2010

I am working in Finder list view (Snow Leopard) and want to add subfolders to another subfolder in documents. When a execute a cmd+shift+N, the folder is added to my root directory in documents. I then have to go back, find it, and drag the folder into my subfolder. It is a real pain. Does anyone have a way to add a folder into a sub-folder without having to drag it from the root?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Folder Not Showing All Contents (but Contents Are In Fact There)

Mar 12, 2012

I'm running Lion on an 27" iMac (first i7 iteration), and have a folder on an external HDD that contains a couple of hundred subfolders. 

However - when viewing them in Finder, only the first hundred or so display. 

The others are there - searching the disc finds the folders and their contents and, once, the contents are located, they'll display in the expanded view. 

I copied the offending folder across to the Mac's main HD, but this behaviour came across with it.  This, by the way, was happening on Snow Leopard too before I upgraded to Lion. 

iMac, Windows 7

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OS X :: Open Folder In New Finder Window?

Mar 7, 2009

How do I open a folder in a new finder window? I know on a PC you can right click the folder and choose open in new window. How is this accomplished on the mac?

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Applications :: Empty Contents Of .dat File

Aug 24, 2010

I use a PHP script that records the number of clicks on a weblink I want to monitor. Every so often I want to zero (or empty) a number of files (all are .dat files) to start the counting afresh. Is there a way to automate this using maybe Automator or AppleScript?

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OS X :: Dock Folder Auto Open In Finder?

May 13, 2010

so i have an application folder and downloads folder on my dock, is there any way i can auto open in finder when i click it? it doesnt have the option when i right click to od that

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Intel Mac :: Why Does Finder Crash When Try And Open A Folder

Apr 7, 2012

Here's an interesting one for all you intelegent people out there.  

I have a 2011 iMac running Lion. I have a USB harddrive connected which stores digial versions of all my DVDs so that I can stream them to my AppleTV. Has no issues with it before now. A moment ago my Mac crashed and had to be restarted by holding down the button at the back (first time ever!!). When i turned the thing back on, the drive didn't mount so I went into disk utility and repaired the drive which resulted in it mounting.  

Here lies the problem, I can access files on my drive in every other folder but the Movies on. See the below video. [URL]

have I lost my 660gb+ collection of movies? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 12gb RAM

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OS X :: Half Copied Folder Is Now Grey In The Finder And Cannot Open?

Sep 5, 2010

I was copying some data to my server and there was a network failure. The half copied folder is now grey in the finder and i cannot open it or see the contents.It has files inside, i can browse them at the command line, i can even move the folder between volumes but i cant un-grey it and i cant drill down into it.I cannot find an answer to this on google so if someone can tell me how to fix it please that would be great.

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Software :: Mac Finder / Folder Windows Always Open The Same / Wrong Way

Apr 16, 2009

its frustrating me that my finder /folder windows always open the same/wrong way. (at least not how i want them to.) i want them to open in list view, with name column first-- and i want that column width x -- then size column next, width y -- etc but every time i open a new window that has yet to be told what to do, it always starts in icon view with no idea how wide i want the columns once i switch it to List. this is a big deal for me because i create a lot of new folders similarly, i'm amazed at how buggy icon-grids can be in osx i find when i have a folder window open a lot-- moving new icons in and out -- the grid suddenly moves and now the icons that've been sitting there for a while are now suddenly confused and out of the new grid.

the one NEW icon that reset the grid layout feels it's on the grid, but then i have to move all the others -- sometimes when i do this, the folder window FLIPS OUT and shoots the icon way off to the left, etc, throwing off my meticulously sized window and making me replace ALL the icons on the grid.

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Recreate Downloads Folder In Finder

Aug 27, 2014

I deleted it by mistake.

Unfortunately, my wastebasket was emptied.

It looks as a system folder and I don't know how to make it reappears.

iMac, iOS 7, iMac 27" with the 2 x 4 Simms RAM

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Freezes When Switching Tab / Folder

Jun 1, 2014

Finder freezes every time when switching to another tab or folder, or renaming a folder. I really don't know why Here two logs from the console. 

1. Log 

Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager[1607]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:26:21 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds
Jun  1 16:26:26 B***s-MacBook-Pro kernel[0]: revoking trust for process 1594


2. Log 

Jun  1 16:30:45 B***s-MacBook-Pro.local WindowServer[105]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them.
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager[1660]): Exited with code: 1
Jun  1 16:30:51 B***s-MacBook-Pro com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.dynamic_pager): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds


I also have another Problem: Every time, I restart my mac, the process "installed" goes wild and uses over 100% of the CPU. After a few minutes also my disk is full. It seems to write Gigs of data in private/var/vm.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Intel Mac :: How To Delete Empty Page After Have Deleted Contents

Apr 21, 2012

I am trying to delete some old documents from the Mac. It was quite easy to find the delete button but the menu states that the content will be gone and an empty page will remain. I would like to get rid of the empty page too! How do I do that?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: Wish List Contents Disappeared - Now Showing Empty?

Jun 5, 2012

I spent a lot of time selecting cuts to put in my iTunes Store Wish List (had to listen to the auditions to find the right versions, etc.). Now when I go to my wish list, it says it's empty.Is there a time limit or something? I filled out the Wish List a few weeks ago.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Won't Let Open Some Photos

Sep 2, 2014

In only one of my folders in pictures, a random selection of photos cannot be opened (this happened recently). I get a prompt telling me to use "Get Info" to change the permissions, but even when I go there and unlock the file/change the permissions, I still cannot open the file.

MacBookPro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Freeze When Selecting Desktop Folder

Aug 20, 2014

When opening it shows "as icons" but if I select "as list" or if I select desktop folder, it freeze and doesn't show anything nor close the window. Following is my log:

Marcador - 20/08/2014 14:09:17
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: -[__NSCFString hasPrefix:]: nil argument
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: (

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Crash When Opening Any Folder On Desktop

Sep 11, 2014

Finder crashes when using any option from the Go menu (or key combo) except Airdrop.

Once Finder window is open on Airdrop any navigation to home folder or any other folder using side bar causes Finder to crash.

Using Go To Folder causes crash, even on hidden folder like /var

Finder is OK when opening files on desktop

All other apps can browse file system and open/save OK

Google Drive is not present on system (this used to be an issue a long time a go that caused similar symptoms in other threads)

Drop Box is installed. But issue occurs even when dropbox is not running

Using spotlight to open applications still works normally.

Clicking the Finder icon in the Dock results in a non-functional blank window entitled "Window", all tool buttons are disabled.

Repeatedly opening the same folder over and over results in the message "The last time you open Finder, it unexpectedly quite while reopening windows. Do you want to try to reopen its windows again? If you choose not to reopen windows, you may have to open and position the windows yourself" Two options "Don't Reopen" and "Reopen". Both buttons have no effect except to dismiss the dialog.

Steps Taken to fix:

Booted into recovery mode and performed repair disk and Permissions - Finder Still Crashes

Removed finder preference files using terminal~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist 

Recent changes to system:iTunes 11.4 Installed with normal Software Update. 

Possible Cause of Problem

Found app in iTunes that has File Sharing enabled and has a shared folder. Curious as to what was in the folder i dragged it to my desktop and double clicked. Im not sure if iTunes would have had enough time to copy the contents of the folder before i tried to open the folder. Finder crashed. This was the first time it happened.

iPhone app in iTunes that I picked in was "Ubersense".

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OS X Mavericks :: Error / Can't Open A New Finder Window

Jun 5, 2014

Finder just completely crashed when I wanted to do something in terminal.

Can't open any window in Finder but my content on the desktop is displayed like normal (odd enough) 

Navigating with cd, ls in Terminal works and killall Finder doesn't do anything…  

This is the error (The application Finder can not be opened):  

What do I do?

MacBookPro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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Software :: Copy Folder Deletes Original Folder Contents THEN Copies New Ones

Oct 29, 2008

I've come across a strange behaviour of Finder when copying a folder over another with the same name. I'm using 10.4.11.

Say I have a folder named "Test" and it contains "File1" and "File2" and I copy it over another folder named "Test", which contains "File3" and "File4".
After copying I would expect folder "Test" to contain all four files, but it doesn't! It will only contain the two that I copied over, the original two will be deleted.

Is there any way to have finder replace files of the same name when copying and retain all other files in the destination folder?

/Test/File3, File4After:
/Test/File1, File2Desired:
/Test/File1, File2, File3, File4

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Copy The Folder Structure Without The Folder Contents

Apr 28, 2012

I would like to create an archive of important application installers and I will sync the contents between two systems MacPro and Macbook Pro. 

I need to pull the names of the application/developers from somewhere so I figured I would use the Application Support directory. 

So I need a way to copy this directories folder structure without any of the file contents.  Is there an easy way to do this.  I found a post with an Automator script but the link is dead [URL]

I also found this post that refers to doing it in terminal but since it is the app support directory I am wary to do this as I am not familiar with terminal at all and I am not clear on what exactly to write in the old_dir / new_dir section.  I figure it would be something like this /Library/Application Support but I dont want to make a mistake. 

Here is the Terminal command:

cd old_dir
find . -type d -depth -print | cpio -pd new_dir  


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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Cannot Open Files In Volume Format?

Jun 22, 2014

I had to downgrade from the second Yosemite beta in order to run one of my applications for work that didn't run on Yosemite. I've successful reinstalled Mavericks to the chagrin of finder not working at all. Whenever I mount a DMG I get "Finder cannot open files in the “volume” format." Also, whenever I click to open a folder or a new window in finder, it just crashes and relaunches. I'm going to try to do a fresh install of Mavericks and recover from a backup.

I also had to regain admin privileges for my user which I have done successfully.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Set A Password On A Specific Folder And All The Contents In The Folder

Oct 25, 2009

On the snow leopard is there any way to set a password on a specific folder and all the contents in the folder so when others click it the password is asked?

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Safari :: Why Is The Contents Of Downloads Folder Different Than The Actual Folder

Apr 20, 2012

Why is the contents of Safari's downloads folder different than the actual folder that resides in my users folder?

Macbook Pro 2.3 ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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OS X Mavericks :: Will Thousands Of Files In Open Folder Slow Down Mac

Sep 3, 2014

Let's say I have the Downloads folder in an open window. Just open in the background as often Finder windows are.

Let's say I have thousands or more files in the Downloads window. 

Can this cause a performance hit?

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Make Finder NOT To Show Files From Specific Folder In All My Files

Aug 21, 2014

how to make finder NOT to show files from a specific folder in "All My Files"? See the attach - I recently installed Civilization 5 from Steam and now I have a lot of unneeded files (*.log and *.ini) shown in  All My Files colder in Finder. 

I don't want to see them.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder Not Displaying File Contents

Jun 22, 2012

I have dropbox and configured it to show the icon on the tray over the left of my day/time. When I click onto the folder via Finder, I see the folder icon. The "Info" for this folder should allow me to read/write to the folder. However, when I ask to see the contents, I do not get a listing of the files within the folder. I am very frustrated since I have been struggling to resolve this configuration issue out on my own. It is most likely 'user issue' which led me here. However, I am at my ropes end.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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