OS X :: How To Set Up Finder To Locate Files - How To Customize Finder

Aug 9, 2009

How do you set up Finder so that the file list shows the location. Right now all it shows is Name, Kind and Last Opened. And, I have to rightclick on the file to find its location.

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MacBook Air :: How To Customize Files View In Finder

Mar 17, 2012

I realize I can click on the icons in the upper left corner to change from cover flow to list view etc., but when you do that it becomes the default view no matter what folder you open. I am a recent windows convert and in windows you can have list view for one folder and thumbnail view in another and it remembers. The problem I have with a single default view is that if I change to cover flow to view photos and then open a folder that is just a list of documents I hav to switch back each time I go form one to the other. I also get an error message telling me you cant view documents this way. Is there some way to set a different default view for each folder?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X :: Disappearing PDF Downloads / Unable To Locate Downloaded Files In Finder

Sep 18, 2010

i cant figure out where the downloads are going. In Safari Preferences, it's set to have the downloads go inside Finder in a folder called "Downloads," but the only thing in there is a GIF I downloaded. I searched in the Documents folder, but the downloads are not there either.

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MacBook Pro :: Customize "sort By" For Files In Finder?

Jun 18, 2012

how do i avoid alphabetizing files by name and other options in "Sort by" in Lion finder?

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OS X :: How To Customize The Folder Listing In The Finder

Sep 20, 2010

organize folders in finder in a custom order?

I am making folders for each lecture I have, the names of the folders are the dates of the lectures. Then each folder will have two empty word documents with the date as the name as well, one for the lecture and one for tutorial.

I would like to have it in order and stay that way, right now its all over the place, I've tried organizing by name, and last date modified and no luck.

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MacBook :: Unlock And Customize The Finder?

Apr 9, 2012

Delete Move Make a stack etc.

MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2007 4GB RAM

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OS X :: Customize Width Of Column View In Finder

Jan 1, 2010

Can you change the default size of the widths of the columns when you open Finder in Column View? I'm getting tired of grabbing the drag-bars and adjusting every time just so I can read the truncated text in sub-folders.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Customize A Keyboard Shortcut In The Finder?

Apr 22, 2012

How do I customize a keyboard shortcut in the finder?  Specifically, what I would like to do is assign an F-Key to the clean-up by name command.

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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OS X :: Mail Icon Gone - Cannot Locate In Finder Also

Sep 17, 2010

I am a novice on the Mac (OS X 10.6). My mail icon is Gone! Don't ask. I went through the finder, nothing. Any other advice to locate it before I have to re-install my OS? If I have to do that, anything in particular I have to do / don't do?

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OS X :: Screenshots - Unable To Locate In Finder For Uploading

Aug 26, 2009

Okay so I've just taken a screenshot of an msn conversation and I really need to upload it, thing is - I can't find it in Finder! I desperately need to upload this, what do I do?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Open Finder Window And Finder Preferences Don't Stick

Apr 5, 2012

Sometimes I simply cannot open a new finder window. If I use Command-N or if I choose New Finder Window in the Finder menu, nothing happens. If I am using Command-N, I can see the File heading in the Finder menu bar highlighting, and then after a few seconds the highlight goes, but no window opens. Also, clicking on my Downloads icon in the dock, the dialog opens showing all the files, but if I then click on Open in Finder, the dialog closes but nothing happens. Now that I am writing this message, it all works again! That's what I mean by 'sometimes'. This issue can last for tens of minutes. Secndly, and this is still a problem, my finder Preferences do not stick. So for instance, I don't want to see an icon for my hard disk on the desktop, so I untick this in Finder preferences. The icon disappears. If I now re-start, then it comes back. The same happens for removing the empty trash warning and all of the other Finder Preference tick boxes. 

Now, when the first problem of not being able to open a finder window suddenly stopped being a problem, the icon for the hard disk suddenly appeared on my desktop. So the two issues are linked. This has been going on intermittently for a few days. I have verified my disk, and repaired permissions.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Beach Balling - Failed Setting Front Application To Finder - Error?

Jun 3, 2014

I upgraded my MacBook Pro quad core 2.5 from Lion to Mavericks. Since then I get a LOT of beachballs when I'm using Finder. I repaired permissions, deleted com.apple.finder.plist (twice) and finally reinstalled Mavericks over the first one. Still painfully slow and lots of beachballs.

03/06/2014 18:10:13.994 launchservicesd[53]: Application App:"Finder" asn:0x0-1c01c pid:277 refs=8 @ 0x7fc8b870d950 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0xeb0eb pid=12980 "SecurityAgent"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100005/0x186a5 queue

Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), Quad core 2.5GHz

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OS X :: Finder Icon Missing / Finder Became Invisible After Relauncing The Dock

Oct 1, 2009

Today I tried to change the finder icon in the dock. Because I'm cheap, I dont have candybar, so I tried to use liteicon. While this changed the finder icon in messages like "do you want to empty trash," it did not change it on the dock, even after logging out and relaunching the dock.

So I went into a bunch of core services and replaced all the finder .icns and .pngs with the one I wanted to use.When I relaunched the dock, the finder was invisible, but it still had the little blue "open" dot below where it was.I downloaded the candybar trial to try to fix it, but even candybar didn't get the icon back.

I'm using 10.5.8. Where are all the places the finder icon should be to show up?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Click Finder Icon On Dock ≠ New Finder Window?

May 22, 2012

Wasn't this an option previous to 10.7.4? It doesn't work now.When clicking the Finder icon in the Dock, a new Finder window would open? I know about Finder prefs - General - Always open folders in new window but this isn't what I mean.I'd have a Finder window open then want to copy/move something so I clicked on the Finder icon in the dock to get a new window.Every time I clicked the Dock icon, I'd get a new Finder window.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Closing All Finder Windows Crashes Finder?

Apr 18, 2012

Lion 10.7.3 with all current updates. 

If Finder has been running for a while, and I have a number of finder windows open, when I option-command-w, the Finder crashes and then restarts with all the windows that just closed. 

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MacBook :: Can't Close Finder Windows - Finder Reopens Them

May 1, 2012

When I close a finder window, the finder menu disappears and then reappears along with the finder window. It looks like finder is crashing and restarting. This started happening after I downloaded a pdf and put it in a folder. Maybe there is a bug in the way finder is rendering the image of the pdf file at the top of the finder window? 

How can I restore normal behavior of finder?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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 :: Downloading Files From FTP Server / Finder Not Download Files

Jan 31, 2009

I've been having trouble downloading files from an ftp server (URL) on Finder and while it does fully download eventually, it takes a while and if I click the x to stop it, the download won't stop. Is this a known problem with Finder, is it a glitch, or is it my internet connection.

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OS X :: How To See Hidden Files In Finder

Dec 24, 2008

Last night i was researching how to see hidden files. I found the terminal command:

default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

So, now i can see all hidden files. Now i want to hide them again, which i understand that you have to type the following in terminal:

default write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE

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OS X :: Creating ZIP Files In Finder?

Mar 25, 2009

I'm trying to create an archive of some files in Finder as described here.

This used to work when I was on Tiger, but I don't seem to get the option on Leopard.

Is there a way of creating a ZIP file in Leopard that I'm missing?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Why Can't See Files In Finder

Feb 4, 2012

I'm running Lion 10.7.2 and have noticed in Finder that the contents of many folders aren't visible.  This seems to be for newer files added.  For example, I copied a folder from a thumb drive, into my (username) -> (Documents) folder.  I see that folder name, but there are no files inside.  When I "Get Info" about that folder, it tells me, as expected, there are 30 items, and almost a MB of data.  Furthermore, when I back up to SuperDuper, I can actually see what I'm looking for - all files are there in that folder and for every other folder!  In addition, searching in Spotlight finds any/all of the files contained within the folder. My problem, again, is that no files, none, not one, are visible in various folders, yet they exist, and are retrievable, via Spotlight. Should I do a disk check, or other recommended procedures? 

Model Name: iMac  Model Identifier:iMac9,1  Processor Name:  Intel Core 2 Duo  Processor Speed: 2.93 GHz  Number of Processors: 1  Total Number of Cores:2  L2 Cache: 6 MB  Memory:  8 GB  Bus Speed:  1.07 GHz

iMac (USB 2.0), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X :: Finder Will Not Launch - Cannot Save Files

Dec 29, 2010

I opened the finder window (back when I could) and scrolled over on HD X infinity. I don't know why I did it. I guess just to see how many times it would fold over. Well I held down the arrow and it went hyperspeed.. made a loud buzzing noise then crashed. I shut off the computer and ever since then I cant open finder. Desktop or any folders that I search for through spotlight. What I would like to do would be to save all my files. Most importantly garageband files, pictures and video, itunes. I've tried to use a usb and external hardrive but I cant properly insert the files into the drive. And my cd drive doesn't work so I cant insert the install disk. I do have another ibook g4 and I've been hunting for ways to remedy the situation. My goal is to get everything back to normal and save my files.

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OS X :: CPU Overload On Viewing Flv Files In Finder

Nov 2, 2009

On Snow Leopard, since 10.6 and still in 10.6.1, I've noticed too high CPU overload after I open folder which contains even one flash video (flv file - downloaded from web using firefox addon DownloadHelper). The name of process which does the overload is: QTKitServer-(243) Quick Look Helper.

This process uses almost 100% of CPU, makes it hot and often leads to black screen, when is not possible see anything, except: I can see mouse cursor, make keyboard commands but due the black screen the only solution is to turn off my MacBook 13" - alu, late 2008. If I am lucky and close Finder window very quickly, this process disappears and overload is gone. Does anybody else have same/similar problem?

See attached capture from activity monitor:

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Not Showing Files?

Feb 24, 2012

i copied a user folder from my old windows machine it was a ntfs hard dive to my dekstop. I can see the folder structure and the folder took a while to copy over but there are not files in the folders. They seem to be hidden?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: All Files Are Missing In Finder

Mar 25, 2012

It seems that I've made something and now I can't see my files in the All My Files Finder ...

Is it possible to restore the Finder Preferences to Default ? Or , How can I see all files again ? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: New Files Do Not Appear In Finder After SMB Connection

Jun 3, 2012

Connecting to a Windows Server 2003 share via SMB has an undesirable side effect: after the SMB connection is established, all newly created files saved to the local hard drive do not appear in Finder or in application's open dialog box.Using SMB because after I upgraded a bunch of Mac Pros to Lion 10.7.4 (from 10.6.8 using Apple's latest 10.7.4 installer) these Macs can no longer connect to Windows Server 2003 shares via AFP. I tried the advice given in OS X Lion: Connecting to legacy AFP services url..., but it does not fix the problem.I can connect using SMB, but that causes an unacceptable side effect: after connecting via SMB the Macs' file system no longer displays newly created files. To repeat: If I go to (for example) TextEdit and save a newly-created file to the Desktop or to a folder, that file does not appear in the Finder or in an application's Open dialog box.

These newly created files can be found by searching by name or using All My Files. If I click on the file in the list of found files and nudge its icon a tiny bit, the vanished file will suddenly appear in the Finder. Sometimes on Desktop when a file is made to appear by nudging only the file's name will appear. Its icon will be transparent.I can clear this problem by restarting. All vanished files will become visible. Then everything works normally until the Windows 2003 Server is accessed using SMB. Then the problem returns for all files created after that.My temporary solution is to use muCommander to access the Windows Server via SMB. muCommander does not trigger the problem.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Yosemite :: Transparent PNG / GIF Files In Finder

Dec 9, 2014

I have been looking for ways to view my WHITE .png (white Logos) files in OSX or in Bridge... but have had no luck. 

I know this is possible I've had it before... it wasn't until I discovered that it was last a feature in TIGER.  So I'm not crazy! 

I can't fathom why Apple would remove this ability.  But since it is possible, there should be an plug in or an app or something out there that can bring this back. 

Seeing as it is possible in OSX, i figure my chances in finding a solution from Apple will be better than Adobe. 

Solutions so far are:

1. Cover Flow

   - Not useful in-fact it's difficult.

2. open file in preview -> copy image -> get info on file -> Paste into icon

   - 100's - 1000's of images for something the OS can do anyway not an option, also makes files larger.  

Sadly, once we figure this out there will only be one view we can see them in and that would be icon view... (better than cover flow) because columns doesn't let you change the colour of the BG.

3.2 GHz Quad, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1), 24 GB 1066 DDR3 ECC

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OS X Tiger :: Finder Windows Opening At Start Up / Prevent Finder From Automatically Opening?

Nov 29, 2010

I recently added a NAS with four main partitions (recognizes them as drives). Now, when ever I start up my mac, finder opens four panes, one for each drive. Is there any way I can prevent finder from automatically opening?

mac mini running 10.4, iomega network drive attached to linksys wireless router.

Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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OS X :: Sorting Bunch Of Files By Kind In Finder

Aug 28, 2010

I just noticed sorting a bunch of files by 'kind' that it groups .php, .css, .js and others all as 'plain text file'. This is pretty useless, and I don't know if there's perhaps a way to set things up differently? I have all said files associated with Coda.

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