OS X Mavericks :: Finder - Replace A File With Another File

Aug 21, 2014

I want a game to play my favorite song when the game is supposed to be playing its own theme song.  The theme song is in a sound file that is located on my computer's hard drive.  The theme song sound file is in the same format as the sound file that contains my favorite song, so I don't need to convert any files.  What is the easiest way to make the game think that the sound file I want the game to use is the sound file of the theme song?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)

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OS X Mavericks :: MTS (Video) File Previews In Finder

Sep 2, 2014

How to make the Finder show previews of MTS (video) files??

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 2.7ghz, 16gb RAM, 512gb SSD

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OS X Mavericks :: No Overwrite File Dialog In Finder

Jun 25, 2014

Since some time I can't overwrite files in finder. When I try to copy a file from one to another window by dragging or cmd+v there should be a dialog window with the question if I want to overwrite them. 

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OS X Mavericks :: Why Does Finder Make Alias Rather Than Move File In 10.9

Sep 4, 2014

Every time I try to move a file from my application folder and move it somewhere (e.g. desktop) it makes an alias of the file(or folder) rather than letting me move the file. I rebuilt permissions and all the other Voodoo.

Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Early 2008

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Window Automatically Jump To The Top When Move A File Out Of It

Jul 1, 2014

When I have a folder open, say downloads, in a list view, and I delete a file, the scroll bar will automatically jump to the top of the list. It's absolutely non-sensical. One of the most annoying things ever when your trying to organize a long list of files. Happens in 10.8.5 and in Mavericks on two separate computers. It's worse in 10.8.5 as sometimes it will glitch out and do it even when I am scrolling down the list. . Kind of thing that makes you want to switch to windows.  

How do I turn this off?

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Takes Literal Minutes To Load File Listing When Opened

Jun 30, 2014

I updated my circa 2013 Macbook Air 13" to OSX Mavericks and a strange issue has started. Every time I open Finder it takes literal minutes to load the file listing, and while it loads it freezes the section where the file listing loads with whatever background it was opened over. This happens all the time, and once it finally loads, it will do the same thing if I try to go to a different folder. This renders Finder essentially useless and I have had to add a third party (forklift) app to browse and manage files. 

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OS X Mavericks :: Application Fails To Load When Clicking On File In Finder Or Attachment In Email

Aug 26, 2014

I have a problem that when selecting a file that is either an attachment in email or is in my finder, double clicking on it fails to load the associated application successfully. For example, selecting a pdf file results in the pdf reader logo appearing on the lower bar on the screen, bounces up and down as if it is doing something, but just continues to bounce. I have to force quit it, then go to my application folder to load reader directly, and from within the reader I can then go and select the file. This isn't an application specific issue (It does it with Excel, Word etc). 

It only started recently. I'm using a MBP summer 2010 with Mavericks 10.9.4. Everything else seems to work. 

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: After Copying File From NTFS To HFS Volume - File Size Changed When Viewing In Windows

Aug 27, 2014

I have a Mac Air running Mavericks on a HFS partition and Windows 7 on a BOOTCAMP NTFS partition. I have some files that I want to read/write from/to both systems. Since OS X can't write NTFS and Windows can't write HFS either, and I don't want to use any 3rd-party tools/drivers, in OS X, I copy those files from NTFS to its HFS partition, make changes, then switch to Windows and sync them back to NTFS. 

The problem is, after I copied a file from NTFS to HFS in OS X, it seemed ok. But when I switched to Windows, the very copied file in HFS partition had its size changed (bigger) although I didn't make any changes to it in OS X yet. This happens to almost every file I copied, text and binary. For those text files, I tried to open it with EditPlus in Windows and EditPlus reports the correct size on the status bar. 

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Direct File Downloads From Safari By File Extension

Jun 21, 2014

I would like to direct my Documents, Pictures, and "Other" to 3 folders in my downloads folder upon downloading them, either with Safari, with Finder, Folder Actions, Automator, or with any other free tool that does not take up too much CPU load. 

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OS X :: Finder Differentiates Between Mp3 Audio File And MP3 Audio File File?

Feb 12, 2009

Just noticed this by accident. By default one type opens with iTunes and the other with Quicktime. Can anyone explain what the difference is between file types and why this occurs in the first place?

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OS X :: How Do I Use An .icns File To Replace An App Icon

Jun 25, 2009

I bet it's dead simple. So I'm going to before I even read the replies. I have changed icons before by pressing Apple + i on an App and the same on another icon then copying the icon's preview onto the other App.

But never used .icns

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OS X :: Hiding File Inside Image File / Unable To Access Hidden File?

Mar 24, 2008

I managed to successfully hide the file: cat picture.jpg hidden.rtf.zip > picture2.jpg

results in a picture (picture2.jpg) that is the size of the sum of picture.jpg and hidden.rtf.zip. I presume this means that I am successfully putting hidden into the picture.I can open picture2.jpg, but I can't figure out a way to access the hidden zip.

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OS X :: Finder Won't Copy A Certain File?

Oct 24, 2010

I'm in the midst of backing up an external drive (to another external drive) via Firewire 800, which works fine, but for some strange reason one specific file won't be copied. It's an iDVD file with a filesize of 12.98 GB. All other files have been copied without any problems.

When copying over to the backup drive all seems fine for a while, then (after having copied 4.01 GB) I hear some "clunking" sounds from the source drive followed by the error message shown below. I've tried copying the said file several times and to different backup drives, and in all instances the file copying stops at 4.01 GB.

I've checked both drives with Disk utility and they check out fine. And the iDVD file opens fine in iDVD.
Could it be that MacOSX needs some free "work space" on one or several of the drives in question, which isn't available?

Cureently, the source drive has only 10.63 GB free space, the destination drive has 582 GB available and the computer's (1.67GHz Powerbook G4) internal 80 GB drive has 23 GB free space.

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OS X :: Size Of File On Finder?

Jan 2, 2011

When I open a file in finder, it shows me how big the file is. Great.

When I search for a file, the size of the file � how big the file is � is not shown.

I would very much like to see the size of the file when searching for a file.

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OS X :: File Path In Finder?

Jun 16, 2008

Is there any quick way to get a file or folder's path in a copy/pastable form from the Finder (you know, like the location bar in most other file browsers)?

I know you can right-click on the little icon at the top of the window and it'll display the parent directories in a clickable form, but that's not very useful when I need to have the actual path (when coding, for example). Dragging the little icon won't work, either, as TextMate does weird things with that.

Basically, is there some Cmd+??? combination that'll copy the path to the clipboard?

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OS X :: Create A New File In Finder?

Oct 26, 2009

Is there really no way to create a new file in finder?

Windows has the simple right click->new menu....

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OS X :: Can You Create A File From Within Finder?

Jan 3, 2010

I've had my macbook for a couple of years now and I just figured you couldn't do this, but I might as well ask:

Can you create a file from within finder?

For example, on Windows machines, you can right click in explorer and it goes something like create new > [folder, text file, word doc, etc]. I know that you can add folders, but I'd love to be able to quickly add a new .txt file without having to open TextEdit first (not that it's any faster, just my workflow).

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OS X :: Delete A File With The Keyboard In Finder?

Sep 16, 2010

I have gotten tired of having to drag files to the trash, instead is there a way i can send it to the trash without having to drag it?

After searching a lot i found i could do it if i held cmd + backspace, but that requires two hands and means i have to take my right hand of the mouse, instead can't i just use the delete key instead of cmd+backspace?

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OS X :: Why Does Finder Not Show File Sizes?

Mar 24, 2009

My drive is filled so I want to search for files over 5meg, no problem. But the results does not have a size column in finder which is pretty useless. Any ideas? Skitch - > [URL]

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OS X :: How Do I Change The Artist Of A File In Finder?

May 4, 2009

problem is I DJ so am always making new mix CDs which I split up, put in a zip folder an then upload. On windows I used to just highlight all the tracks after I split them up right click, properties then just type all my details in like artist, album,genre, year,etc. But I can find this function on finder

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OS X :: Unable To Delete File In Finder?

Sep 11, 2009

I downloaded this application for my iPhone which installed itself into my applications folder. Soon after I downloaded it I decided I didn't really want it and tried to delete it, but it kept on saying "Unable to delete" cause it was in use or something. I did look at some threads giving advice on this subject and tried some other ways of deleting it but nothing happened and the file name is now "deleteme.rtf.app". Whenever I try Terminal it says there isn't a file on the desktop and I've made 100% sure all the letters are the right spaces apart etc, so now I'm stuck.

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OS X :: Finder Ask For My Password To Delete A File?

Jan 5, 2010

i downloaded a couple .psd files off a web site, a few photoshop templates. they went to my downloads folder, they work fine.

i want to delete them and when i try finder ask me to type in my password to be able to move them to the trash.

that doesn't seem right to me.

why is finder asking for my password?

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OS X :: File Icons Not Showing Up In Finder...

Feb 14, 2010

This started happening a few days ago...I thought my Hard drive was dying or something, but disk utility says its fine.

Here is a screenshot of my utilities folder to show what I mean...anyone know whats up?

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OS X :: How To Add File Permissions Column To Finder

May 12, 2010

Have googled and MRoogled, sans success. I want to see Unix file permissions and user / group owner in the Finder ,for work reasons. How do I do this?

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OS X :: To Download A File - Finder Not Reponding

Jul 1, 2010

When i download a file, the finder suddenly corrupt and got no responding, i need force to shutdown the mac.
I tried to repair disk utility already.

i5 Macbook Pro Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Change A File's Name In The Finder

Feb 5, 2012

I need to change a file's name.What must I do?


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OS X :: Move File Icons Out Of Finder Window's Top Bar?

Sep 5, 2010

I was dragging some files from one folder to another inside the (Snow Leopard) Finder and accidentally dragged them up into the top bar of the Finder window itself. How do I remove them from this position? I can't drag them off because as soon as I click on them, they open.

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OS X :: Deleting Any Option From Finder Will Delete File Also

Jan 22, 2009

When you open the Finder window and to the bottom left hand side it shows:

Search For:
Past Week
All Images
All Video
All documents

I was wondering if you delete all the files from these will that delete the file as a whole. Are these just shortcuts showing you what has been looked through etc.?

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Applications :: File Size Not Working In Finder?

Apr 9, 2009

I have tried all of the combinations of settings I can think of. Currently I have the size column allows show up as well as having "calculate all sizes" enabled. I can always find the value I want with get info, but some of my directories and files display the size while others don't. I can't figure out any real pattern, aside from the following:

1. my non-bootable secondary hard drive doesn't display any sizes in Finder

2. sometimes sizes will be displayed for a particular set of directories and files and sometimes they won't (this is not a case of not being patient enough for the values to be calculated). The only pattern here seems to be that all files in particular directory will show file size or none.

3. sizes can not work in finder, but will show up in path finder or vice-versa.

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OS X :: How To Sort Folders At Top Of File View In Finder

Jul 30, 2009

I'm a recent switcher, and of course would never voluntarily go back to a PC. Love everything about the Mac for the most part.

One thing that has bugged me: In Windows File Explorer, when browsing files, all the folders are at the top (in alpha order), then the files are sorted below that in alpha order.

In Finder, the folders are mixed in so everything is alpha all together.

I would prefer seeing all my folders at the top.

Is there a setting that controls this?

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