When I open Finder on my iMac, then click on my user name in the sidebar, I am not seeing the Library folder for my user name. I need to modify some of the application support folders for specific applications, but I cannot find them using Finder. These folders are specific to my user name and are not located within the Macintosh HD/Library folder for the entire computer.†
They should be in the path Macintosh HD/Users/[my username]/Library/Application Support/[application name].
But for some reason, the "Library" folder doesn't even show up in Finder when I click on Macintosh HD/Users/[my username].† It's visible when I open one of the applications and use preferences to access folders in the application support folder for that application, but not when trying to get to the same location using Finder -- which I need to do in order to copy and paste some of the files.
Info:iMac, MacBook Pro, iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4S, iPod Classic (160 GB)
I just noticed that my Library folder is missing from my home folder.¬† I have the one on my hard drive but not in the home folder.¬† I did a search for it and cannot find it.¬† I went into Time Machine and found it way back in November of 2011....it did not show up after that.¬† It was about that time when I installed Lion...maybe in that process I lost it from my home folder.¬†If I can't find the missing one....and I can't.....should I restore the old one in Time Machine?¬† I started to do that but then I got the question about do I want to have it REPLACE the old one (I don't know where the old one is to replace), do I want to save BOTH files, or do I just want to leave the old one.¬† I would leave the old one if I knew where it was but I don't.¬† What should I do.....should I check 'replace the old one?"¬† Then the library folder will be one from 2011.¬† Does that matter?¬† I don't want to do the wrong thing.¬†
I used to have two finder services set up so that I could select a number of image documents and have it convert the images to a PDF, or that I could select a PDF and convert it to images. Since upgrading to Lion when it came out, these services have been gone! In the meantime I've set up these automator actions as applications that I can drop the input files onto, but I would really love to have my services back. (I just now fixed my "PDF Improver" service that I used to have, would it be the same in this case [ie moving the old service to /Library/PDF Services]?
It appears to not to be backed up by Time Machine - which can not show anything earlier than the latest version.It contains items that suggest that it is regularly used by Apple software (e.g., Safari - for bookmarks?)It appears to be used by some manufacturers (e.g., Garmin) for device software updates - including a very large one that used 2.3 GB and stayed there after the Garmin map update was installed.¬† (I was running low on hard drive space, so I took a deep breath and deleted that 2.3 GB file)What negative consequences could occur from deleting items from that Caches folder?¬†(Caches may be seen in Time Machine by opening the user's "home" older in Finder, holding down the option key while clicking Go then Library, then clicking Caches, then Entering Time Machine.¬† After the window settles down, only the latest Caches window and one other mysterious item will remain.)¬†I am using OS 10.7.3 on a MacBook with 1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, purchased in December 2006.
I try to buy music in iTunes. I learned that I have not set correctly the rights on the shared folder in the Finder. I tried to correct the rights to read and write for all three user groups, it¬īs still not working.I figured that one of the three users is not correct:
1. system (me)
In my case, it¬īs not showing system, but it¬īs stating "loading" with a ?.I think I can¬īt buy music cause of the missing name in the shared folder, right?
Info: MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7)
Over the last few days I've noticed a problem with missing icons. It seems to mainly effect icons in the Trash but I have one or two missing icons for videos and apps within the Finder and on the Desktop. The icon is completely gone - I have to click on the filename to select it. Quicklook works OK (for video).
I can't think of anything I've installed that would have done it except Onyx, but I haven't run that in weeks. I did repair permissions a few days ago but I doubt that could break this. It persists after a reboot. I can't get it to happen on command, it just randomly occurs. Creating a New Folder always works OK.
I clicked the little jellybean thing on the top right, and it only makes the menubar appear and disappear, but the sidebar is still gone.i don't have a little dot on the left hand side so i have nothing to drag. i checked my finder preferences and the folders are still checked.but even after all that... still no side bar.
With the update to OS-X 10.7.3 did anyone lose the entire Library folder from their user directory? I didn't notice until I started working on the installation of an application (beta version) and found the my entire ~/Library/ folder gone, all 57+ GBytes of it. I'm restoring it from Time Machine two days ago, but I wonder what happened with the update to completely remove it.
Someone gave me a terminal command that allowed my OS X Admin user permission to make an application alias without having to enter my user password. I've since forgotten the command and wish to use it for a new admin user since my old admin has gremlins on a number of apps but new users are not troubled in same way.¬†I can't beleive Apple would default to requiring a password to make/edit an alias but there you go the distrurbing trend towards their total control of my desktop advances‚Ä¶ not to mention User SysPrefs leaking over from another user for keyboard shortcuts and sounds?
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 10.7.4 actually Wacom 6x11
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?
My user fonts suddenly don't show up in font book. I've tried all the standard fixes.- restarted in SAFE mode. - cleared the font cache- verified the disc- repaired permissions- reinstalled both font book and the user font folder from an older version in Time Machine- Verified all the fonts.
I haven't tried tossing them in another user account yet because I find the idea of having to reset up the entire user account alarming. Is there anything else I can try? These fonts all worked just days ago.¬† ¬†
If I click on the fonts in the user folder they come up 'installed' and reappear. But as soon as I close and reopen fontbook they disappear again.¬†Here's the general console readout (the short version, there is a lot more of the same.) ¬†¬†5/8/12 9:58:58 PM-Mac-JuniorFont BookWarning##### ERROR:¬† Could not get CTFontRef for file:///Users/terri2/Library/Fonts/Edward.ttf#postscript-name=Besafe; resyncing Font Book and XType¬†5/8/12 9:58:58 PM-Mac-JuniorFont BookWarning##### ERROR:¬† file:///Users/terri2/Library/Fonts/Edward.ttf#postscript-name=Besafe has no family name¬†5/8/12 9:58:58 PM-Mac-JuniorFont BookWarning##### ERROR:¬† Could not get CTFontRef for file:///Users/terri2/Library/Fonts/Jagged%20dreams.ttf#postscript-name=JaggedDr eams; resyncing Font Book and XType
My total Itunes library contains about 55 Gb according to Itunes. However when checking in the finder, my Itunes folder is about 74 Gb. is this normal? or did I not import everything properly? however, each song I randomly check is in my music folder as in Itunes. Where are those 19 gb's?
In the keyboard option, I have enabled the Services "New Terminal at Folder" in "Files and Folders".¬†It works pretty well after i reboot the mac, I can right click the folder, select Service and click "New Terminal at Folder"; however, after a while, i don't know when and what happened, that "Service" option is just gone.¬†
I check the keyboard option and that service option is still there. I tried killing the Finder or even the Dock, but none of these bring back the "Service" option in the context menu unless i reboot the machine.¬†MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) running Yosemite 10.10.1
A week ago I had to format my HD and reinstall Leopard last week. When I restored from my external HD afterward, I just clicked and dragged back the files and folders that I wanted instead of completely restoring the drive. I put Garageband back in my Apps folder. It didn't work when I opened it (something about an instrument library being invalid, what ever.). So I reinstalled iLife 09 from the disc, and now Garageband opens properly.
The problem is that there are no (0) instruments in the library now, nor any loops. I know that normally there's an update available from Software Update that's about 1.1gb and includes all of the instruments and loops, but that update isn't appearing in the list. Anyone know what I can do? If someone can point me to a download/Rapidshare/torrent/Anything of that update, or even a functional instrument library?
I recently re-install osx 10.5 on my MacBook. When installing, I selected the backup option. I can find all my files, except my photos from iphoto. Fair sure I've searched all folders, still cant find.
I recently cancelled my iTunes match subscription. When I did, i lost approximately 2,000 songs from my library, however i found them in the iTunes folder. For some reason iTunes no longer sees the songs.¬† How can i get the lost songs back into iTunes? I don't know exactly which songs were lost and my total library is over 13,000 songs.¬†
iTunes keeps telling me it can't find around 150 songs and I have to manually point it to each folder - it offers to use location to find other missing tracks but that only works for songs in the same album folder, not other artists/albums. Is there something I can do to find all songs at once?