OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Changes Views When Deleting Files / Folders?

May 23, 2012

In Snow Leopard: I open a Finder window in column view that has a long list of content, scroll down to the bottom of the column and delete a file/folder. The file/folder disappears but the rest of the window content is unchanged. IE: if my view showed me R S T U V and I delete T, my view would be R S U V.  In Lion, I do exactly the same thing and the Finder jumps to the top of the column. IE: When I delete T, my window jumps to A B C D E instead of staying focused on R S U V.I've got a new Mac Mini with the 2.7 Ghz i7 upgrade... but otherwise stock. Currently running 10.7.4.

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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IMac :: How To Deleting Folders That Keep Popping Up In Finder

May 12, 2010

When ever I start up my computer there are like a 100 or so windows that open up... They are all "my computer" The same folder opens like 100 or so times.. They are all in the finder.. I can Hide them but how do I delete these so they don't show up everytime

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Change White Default Color Of Finder Windows In Column And List Views?

Jun 27, 2012

Is there (or will there ever be) any way to change the white default color of finder windows in column and list views?† Or is there a 3rd party app? You can change them in icon view but that's the only view I never use. My eyes get so tired staring at white all day. If I could make all my windows dark grey I could work longer, better, happier.† Would also love to make the Mail app dark.

Info:Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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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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Applications :: Setting Folders In Outlook 2011 Column Views

Jan 3, 2011

Does anyone know how to set all the folders in Outlook 2011 to show the same set of columns?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore - All My Files - Shortcut In Finder Window After Deleting It

Aug 25, 2014

How can I restore the "All my files" shortcut in the finder window after deleting it?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Finder - Sort Folders And Files?

Sep 11, 2009

I really prefer Windows way of sorting a folder, first folders and then files, is there a way to do it in Snow Leopard? I have done this: [URL:...] But that doest work for me in SL.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Drag And Drop Folders And Files In Finder

Feb 8, 2012

I was sorting out my folders and files when all of a sudden it stopped letting me drag and drop. I didn't go on 'Show View Options'.I've also checked my trackpad settings and all is as should be.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), I haven't yet done a system update

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OS X Mavericks :: Cannot Click On Any Of Files In Finder Area For Certain Folders

Jun 22, 2014

i cannot click on any of the files in the finder area for certain folders.*just upgraded from mountain lion to mavericks...i've also noticed that the icons in 'icon views' have disappeared too...here in a different folder, everything works fine....and the icons appear under 'icon views'.

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Not Responding / Can't Explore Folders And Files

Jun 17, 2014

this is my macbook pro: MC723 (mide 2011-lion 10.7.3).my finder  not responding and i cant explore folders and files.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac (Intel) :: Moving Files / Folders In Finder

Aug 23, 2014

10.8 and 10.9 become a headache copying/moving files/folders between disks. After download selected images to my Imac from cards I used to move all of them to a local network backup disk (attached to a linux OS)

I don't do this anymore from a year ago: annoying warnings like "the file ... is in use" (not in use, even had been downloaded) stopped move; repeated procedure with the rest of the files included the 'used' one, over and over again and finally, after 12 times or so all files had moved. 100 files to move, stop, 80 files to move, stop, 60 files....... 

Same problem moving files between disks attached to the same iMac.'You have to provide an admin password...." -> Continue   Password set and again 'File ... is in use' (not in use, it is just backup file)Reseting the Mac.  Worse

.'You have to provide an admin password...."  No 'Continue' option, just only 'Ok' that will do.... nothing.My solution: Terminal: sudo mv source target 

I guess Finder has been tought to make life easier, isn't it?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't See Any Folders / Files For Games Downloaded Via Steam In Finder

Sep 6, 2014

I am operating an iMac with OS X 10.9.4. I have a glitch common to other Mac users in the game "War Thunder" as a result of a game update. The game maker has suggested a fix which requires going into the game folders and deleting the cache:

One potential fix for this issue is to clear (delete all files) from the following folder /Applications/ WarThunder Launcher.app/ Contents/ WarThunder. app/Contents/Resources/ game/cache"

However, when I go into finder the War Thunder launcher contents folder shows only the folders MacOS and Resources. Each contains one file. It does not show up in the Application Support folder even though the following string from the log suggests that the folders and files are all there; "  9.37 [D]  skipping identical / users/davidmcleod/library/application support/steam/steamapps/common/war thunder/warthunderlauncher.app/ contents/ warthunder.app/contents/ resources/game/ content/pkg_tanks/res/pkg_tanks_tanks/ " 

why I can't see the full list of folders or why they aren't actually there despite being able to play the game up until the glitch?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook :: Finder Stopped Putting Folders And Files In Alpha Order

Nov 30, 2014

Finder has stopped putting my folders and files in alpha order.  What has happened?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

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Applications :: Apple Finder - How To View Folders/files In A List But Still Rearrange By Kind

Mar 30, 2009

For those of you who know Windows, you can view your folders/files in a list but still re-arrange by type/kind (i.e. I will get the folders first, then the different kinds of files).

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Open Finder With Folders First?

Mar 28, 2012

I love my Mac but I can't get used to the finder-way-of-sorting files.Is there a way to get finder to open with folders alfabetticly on top?

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Invisible Folders In Finder Window?

Mar 14, 2012

I'm using an iMac Core i7 running 10.7.3 and I wanted to access my Application support folder (in user/Library), I couldn't find it. It seems my user Library has become invisible, but I can't 'see' it from the finder, nor can I access its contents. I know it's there since I tried to make a new folder called, "Library" and the system told me 'there is already one by that name...' Also if I select 'Open' from another program, I can clearly see it, but only from the 'Open' window. 

Is this a known issue with Lion 10.7.3? And does anyone know how to resolve this? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Way To Printout List Of Folders In Finder?

May 16, 2012

How I can print out a list of folders or files in a folder without having to type each of them in by hand? Is it part of Lion or do I need another program?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2-2.66MHtz, 13G Ram, 5TB HD

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Show All Folders In Finder, Terminal Command

Apr 29, 2012

When using finder and browsing through folders, it will only show me a list of recent folders. I use Lion. If I want to see all the folders or open up a less recent folder, I have to click "show all" at the top right hand corner. It gets tedious when I'm dragging and dropping files to different folders when I have to constantly click "show all" just to see the folders I want. Is there a way to override this function through the terminal? Is there a command I can use?

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleting Files From An External Drive In 10.7.3?

Jun 26, 2012

Why when i delete a file from an external drive the file bypass the trash can an gets deleted ?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4 gigs of ram

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Open Multiple Safari Screens/views?

Feb 4, 2012

How do you open multiple safari screens/views?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Enter Time Machine Does Nothing And Deleting Files In TM Backup?

Apr 11, 2012

I couldn't enter Time Machine backups, that is, "Enter Time Machine" from the Time Machine menu item did nothing. I tried Postini's recommendations about resetting, repairing the sparsebundle image, and tried accessing with the bundle mounted. Nothing worked. 

What did work was Time Machine Preferences>Select Disk… and clicking Do Not Back Up. Then a new item appears in the Time Machine menu items: "Browse Other Backup Disks…" Selected that and then selected my backup. And then I was in. 

My purpose was to delete some large movies that were taking up too much space. I went back to the Finder and opened the folder where the movies had been (I had deleted them in the Finder) then went back to "Browse Other Backup Disks…" and there was the folder in Time Machine. And I deleted the files. I was later able to reselect my Backup disk and the options were still saved.However I haven't seen the space recovered yet. I may have to read more on compressing the disk image if it doesn't fix itself soon.  

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleting Files Does Not Free Up Space On Hard Disk

May 14, 2012

I am deleting large amounts of files / directories with 10s of GB of disk usage from my internal hard disk.Then I empty the trash.But I don't get more free space on my hard disk!†I am not using File Vault.(I also believe that my file system is not corrupt.)†This is quite annoying, since I am still unable to copy stuff on my internal hard disk, but given the amount of files I have just deleted, I should be able to do so.

PS:MacBook Pro, 10.7.3, very recent model, 500 GB internal hard disk.

Info:iPhone 4S, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Default File Content Views To List, Not Column?

Mar 22, 2012

Lion keeps dafaulting to the Column view which I find useless and annoying. I cannot find any preference setting to default to the more functional List view.

Macbook Pro

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OS X :: Deleting Old TM Backups (certain Folders Only)?

Feb 15, 2009

On my 500GB external hard drive I have a 200GB partition where all my Time Machine backups go.

The situation is: I have some backup folders from when I first started to use TM, then I have some backup folders from when I was using TM with my SSD (fresh install, different backup), then I have some folders from when I switched back from my SSD to my 5400RPM drive (again, fresh install, didn't restore).

I wanted to check out SuperDuper, so I need to go through the backup folders and delete the junk (Applications folders, etc.), keeping the important stuff (most of which isn't on this drive, since I did not do a restore).

Unfortunately, it tells me "The operation can't be completed because backup items can't be modified." Does anyone know how to force delete these without reformatting the partition (last resort)? I found a possible solution that involves opening TM, browsing to the folder, hitting the Actions gear and clicking Delete This Backup or something, but that option isn't in the list. I am only able to pick "Delete All Backups of xxx".

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Searching Files Within Folders

May 15, 2012

if i am in the r&b albums directory, if i type 'usher' in the top right search box, surely it would make sense to only search the directory i am in (r&b albums) and any sub directories within that (2008 folder for example), like windows explorer does? why does it do a system wide search? i can do that in spotlight if i wanted to.I only want to find the results in that folder and any sub folders contained within it. basically whatever folder i am in, i want that to be the ceiling folder, i dont want the search results to go beyond that. is this possible?†bascially i want it to do the search like windows explorer does. and the first person that tells me that this is how macs work and if i dont like it go back to windows is gonna get a virtual punch in the face!†

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Folders Turned Into Exe Files?

May 29, 2012

I don't know what happened to my Mac today, i assumed it's a virus but the strange here is that virus is only affect Windows OS. The story is, I have a friend, she borrowed my camera, as she returned it, i was on boot camp and was using Windows for gaminng, i plugged my camera and delete photos that my friend has taken. I noticed nothing strange and i didn't have any Anti-virus program on Windows. Until i login to my Mac, i see all of the folders on my Macintosh HD drive is now exe files. I can still access these folders by using the "Go" option on the Menu Bar. I downloaded Kaspersky and scan for viruses, it showed that the drive is infected with Worm.Win32.Autorun.gvy. If i try to delete the file, it also delete the whole Folder which causes my Mac to crash and need to restart.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleting Files No Longer Sends To Trash But Deletes Permanently With 'cannot Undo' Warning?

May 19, 2012

For some reason, now when I delete or try to drag files/folders to trash, I get warning message 'This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.' And the files do NOT go into trash. Same if I CMD delete. I noticed this when I emptied the Aperture trash, got a warning something about permissions and cannot empty some files. They disappeared from Aperture, but the referenced master files were still in the original folder on my HD.(So I relocated the masters I was keeping, then deleted the remaining, they did not go into the trash but were permanently deleted). I don't recall changing any settings!I checked in Finder > Preferences > Advanced > 'Empty trash securely' is NOT selected.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac Pro :: Deleting Photos From Download Folders?

Oct 7, 2010

I broke my ankle last week so I have nothing but time to spend on my Mac. I am getting more and more into photoshop and working with layers. As this adds a lot of memory I figured this was a good time to 'clean up' my computer. I want to get all my photos off my computer and store them on an external hard drive(s). I have all my NEFS stored on a a separate internal hard drive. I collected all the images and deleted copies and filed them in separate folders depending on how they were 'saved'. My question is when I clicked on the 'house' and clicked Downloads it shows tons of images. The folders are still on my desktop as I have not as yet put them on an external hard drive. Would it be safe to delete all these images in my Downloads folder or could these images be the ones I have stored in folders as well?

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OS X :: Deleting Time Machine Folders

Sep 12, 2009

I would like to make my TM backup a bit slimmer and delete some folders but I'm not sure how TM works. Can I simply delete an entire TM folder of a given date e.g. 2009-08-29-190000 without affecting the others? Or are the backup made "incrementally" in which case the last backup needs all previous backups in order to be restored? I believe that the backups are independent but I just want to be sure.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore Folders Or Files To A Windows Pc?

Mar 17, 2012

How to restore folders or files to a windows pc?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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