OS X V10.7 Lion :: Move (or Copy) All Files With Same Extension To A Common Location?
Jun 26, 2012
At times I would like to gather all files of a certain extension (aif or jpg or xlsx or¦) in one location. By adding the extension parameter to the finder's FIND command, I can easily see them all, but that's only the first half. How do I now move, or copy them all into a single folder, say, on the desktop?
I am still pretty new to Mac and OSX and i had a question about itunes.
Ok, So if i add say 1 album and 1 Movie. Lets say the the album is in My Music folder and the Movie is in My Movies folder.
Now if i go to add to library in iTunes and add them then i am done. If i go and delete the 2 files from the folders i notice that the album and movie is still in itunes and still playable? How is that if i deleted them from the folders on my Mac?
Does iTunes actually COPY the movie and music i add to its own folder? so that way if i do delete it from my mac, its still in a iTunes folder somewhere?
Like with windows, WMP copies the location of that media, So if i add a album and later delete it from my PC and go and try to play it in WMP, it will say NOT FOUND or just no longer show it.
Reason i ask this is because i do not want to have double of everything on my HD and take up more space then i should...
I was wondering if there's a way to move files instead of copy them via dragging with the mouse, or even a keyboard shortcut? I mostly run into this problem when I'm trying to move stuff to and from the Firewire External Drive I have connected to my Mac. It's kind of frustrating since I have to delete all the original ones, since I simply don't need them anymore.
NOTE: I am doing this with Tiger. I have read complaints about how Windows Explorer is better than OS X Finder. One popular complaint is that it is impossible to copy/move a file from one folder to another folder outside the current one without two windows as Finder doesn't have a split window setup like Explorer. This simply isn't true. Mac OS X simply handles this differently than Windows. Heres how...
1. Open a window and go to the folder that you want to copy/move files to. 2. Drag that folder to your sidebar (+T) 3. Navigate to the folder that contains what you want to copy/move. 4. Drag your file(s) to the folder you just put in your sidebar to move them or hold 'option' and drag to copy them. 5. If you don't want the folder you copied to permanently in your sidebar just drag it out.
If your needs are more robust and you want to copy/move between many folders you can drag as many folders to your sidebar as you can fit. Plus your folders will be just as you left them when you go back to them (with the exception of the view). The sidebar doesn't have to be permanent and is your friend .
We're a start up with 6 people using Macs. We don't have enough money to get an XServe so we've started up with Network Area Storage for our main filesCan someone point in the direction of how we can have a common diary and common address book available to all our team.
I have two Macs, a desktop PM G5 and a laptop Black Macbook, both running 10.5.8. Currently when using the laptop I can see and access the PMG5 and its files through my wireless connection. I'm planning on picking up an external drive, and I'd just like this confirmed, as in its access ability. If I hook up the external drive to the G5 so I can leave it there, and access its files through the G5. will my laptop also be able to access it through the G5. In other words, when I access the G5 from the laptop over wireless, will the external drive appear as just another folder and/or device on the G5 and I'll be able to move and copy files just like I already do?
How do I know WHERE the files are located when I search via Spotlight? I search but do not always wish to click file or application to open .. I just want to know its location. Snow Leopard showed me the path so where is that information in Lion's spotlight?
I've looked at some other posts that have gone over how to move files to an external drive, and they all say to use command while moving. I understand this copies the file and deletes the original, but when you make a copy and delete the original, you lose some of the original data, such as creation date, etc... This makes storage and organization more complicated than it has to be.
MacBook Pro OS X 10.8.5 date and time set automatically to use a network time server (domain controller).Â After a few weeks of the end-user utilitizing it on their home network, the time reverts back to January 6, 2012.Â How can I set a secondary location if the first location is unreachable?
Note: I do not want to change external hard drives, but I want to change the LOCATION of my external and HOW the external is connected to my Macbook.
I have been running Time Machine, backing up to my WD 1TB Passport external drive via USB cable. I would like to lose the "umbilical cord" and connect wirelessly to the external via my (newest model) Airport Extreme base station. I want to do this without losing my previous backups.
When I connect via the AE, TimeMachine gives me the choice to backup to this drive but it starts from scratch, making a whole new backup.
When I click to "Enter Time Machine" it gives me the choice to "use previous disk" and when I click to "use selected disk" as in my screenshot, it allows me to peruse the old backups, I just am not able to continue backing up to that backup.
I would like to backup via the AE, but then also have the choice to remove it and connect directly via USB on occasion and continue the same Time Machine.
Is there any way to do this, or is this wishful thinking?
I want to move Pages, Keynote and Numbers form their default location in Finder (/Applications/iWork '09) to /Applications, and still be able to update them. (When you move them, they don't update!) I want my Applications folder stack to look pretty.
Is their a .plist I can edit or something so that Software Update will recognize my iWork install and let me update?
(I know, I know, I have OCD. I'm a 'desktop perfectionist' )
I am no longer able to move files via Finder or on my Desktop. When I click on a file, it is selected and the name of the file is high lighted in blue. I can move it around the screen but it is "stuck" to the cursor. When I let go of the mouse button, the file remains stuck to the cursor and sometimes, I can interact with various elements, i.e. buttons, etc. as if the file had never been selected, yet its icon remains attached to the cursor. After a while, the icon will disappear.I have tried restarting, shutting down and restarting and repairing permissions without success.Also, looks like auto-correction and spelling is no longer working either as it doesn't recognize misspelled words anymore.
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 15" Mid-2009, 8GB, 500 Hybrid SSD
I was having a lot of problems with my new (Christmas 11) MPB. It was very sluggish and occasionally would freeze. I took it to my Apple Store and the Genius said I was running all my apps in root and had too many files on the desktop.They should be under a user. Any files on the desktop are refreshed frequently, such as graphics (CAD, pictures, etc.) and that was what was killing performance. She then proceded to move my files/apps to my user profile.
Since I am the only user, I never paid any attention to where the files were.I would like to verify the information above and do the same process on two other computers, but I didn't catch enough of what she did to do it solo.
Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), I7, 8GB, 750GB, Lion
Currently running OSX 10.8.5. Trying to move iTunes Music directory and iPhoto to new external hard drive. They currently reside on a 1.5T WD My Passport drive. Need to copy the directories to my iMac (3.4 GHz i7) desktop and then onto my new external HD. When trying to copy to my hard drive, I get the popup: "The Finder canâ€™t complete the operation because some data canâ€™t be read or written. (Error code -36)."Â
These popups occur every few audio files. Thing is the files are not corrupt (I can play them in iTunes) and the volume was confirmed as clean by disk utility.Â
How do I move all the files? Line command via Terminal (if so I need specific instructions as I am not a coder).Â
I wanted to move the files originally because I was having problems in iPhoto. Rebuilt iPhoto using iPhoto Library Manager, but in rebuilding and reimporting images, I ran out of hard drive space. Saving iPhoto is paramount because it's the only source for my digital photos.Â
I run an iMac 3.06 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 10.7.3 and I'm having some serious problems with an external drive.Â Some history first - I have a large iTunes library (~3Tb) of everytype of media which I stored on an external NAS (iomega StorCenter) with no problems - then this NAS started to report a drive error with imminent failure. I purchased a new DAS (Western Digital) drive and moved all my content from the NAS to the DAS and everything was ok.Â Then I started to get errors through iTunes about cannot find the file and cannot read the files - and then I couldn't access anything on the drive.Â At this time I thought this was a different problem because I was running preview Mountain Lion, or there was an actual fault with the disk.Â After investigation, and coughing out for Data Rescue 3 I found that somehow the entire file structure had been corrupted and all my files had been orphaned.Â So at this point I had one dying NAS drive and one DAS which wasn't usable and no space to recover any files to.Â
So - next step was to purchase another external drive (and returned the WD) - this time I went for a G-Raid 4Tb (non-thunderbolt) drive and I've been in the process of recovering files from backups and iTunes.Â I've had no problems until today when yet again I've started getting errors and now I have problems copying files to/from this G-Raid drive.Â
Technical details - OS-X 10.7.3 - G-Raid 4Tb formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - currently showing 1,163 folders and 15,452 files.Â
Symptoms - using finder drag and drop copy a file from the g-Raid to desktop results in 'The operation can't be completed because the item 'xxx' is in use. - 'The operation can't be completed because one or more required items can't be found (error code -43).' and the copy fails.
Using the cp command I get a 'Resource Busy' error.Â Â However, this is not for all files - I've managed to copy all my books back to the desktop ok, when a couple came up with the above error I tried again and it copied successfully.Â
I have run Disk Utility - here are the details :-
- 4TB G-Tech - VerifyVerifying partition map for â€śG-TECHâ€ťChecking prerequisitesChecking the partition listChecking for an EFI system partitionChecking the EFI system partitionâ€™s sizeChecking the EFI system partitionâ€™s file systemChecking all HFS data partition loader spacesChecking Core Storage Physical Volume partitionsThe partition map appears to be OKÂ Â Volume (Media) - VerifyVerifying volume â€śMediaâ€ťChecking file systemPerforming live verification.Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.Checking extents overflow file.Checking catalog file.Unused node is not erased (node = 24190)Checking multi-linked files.Checking catalog hierarchy.Checking extended attributes file.Unused node is not erased (node = 24784)Checking volume bitmap.Volume bitmap needs minor repair for under-allocationChecking volume information.The volume Media was found corrupt and needs to be repaired.Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.Verify and Repair volume â€śMediaâ€ťVolume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Couldnâ€™t unmount disk.Verify and Repair volume â€śMediaâ€ťVolume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Couldnâ€™t unmount disk.Verify and Repair volume â€śMediaâ€ťVolume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Couldnâ€™t unmount disk.Verify and Repair volume â€śMediaâ€ťChecking file systemChecking Journaled HFS Plus volume.Checking extents overflow file.Unused node is not erased (node = 94)Checking catalog file.Invalid sibling linkRebuilding catalog B-tree.The volume Media could not be repaired.Volume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required.Error: Disk Utility canâ€™t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.Â
and it's just got worse - in getting the info for this post I no longer have access to the drive.Â Â This is the second time this has now happened on two different directly connected drives (USB and Firewire) - which means the problem is elswhere.Â I've a stack of errors in the system.log fileÂ
May 10 17:52:16 Neil-Cattons-iMac com.apple.diskmanagementd: ** /dev/disk1s1 May 10 17:52:16 Neil-Cattons-iMac com.apple.diskmanagementd: ** Phase 1 - Preparing FAT May 10 17:52:16 Neil-Cattons-iMac com.apple.diskmanagementd: ** Phase 2 - Checking Directories May 10 17:52:16 Neil-Cattons-iMac com.apple.diskmanagementd: ** Phase 3 - Checking for Orphan Clusters
I have waht appear to be a profile specific issue that prevents me from moving files from a 2nd drive in my machine to the trash when using my standard profile.Â
I to to my 2nd internal drive and when I drag a file to the trash it asks me "Are you sure you want to delete "xxxxx.jpg"Â The item will be deleted immediately, You can't undo this action. If I click OK the item is delted and does not do to the trash. It aks liek is is an external drive, not an internal driveÂ
But when I delete a file from my Macintosh HD drive the item goes to the trash as it should. Â
If I log into my Admin account, the files from the second internal drive moves to the trash normally. I have set my normal login from standard to admin and it stil has the issue, I also have run disk utility and disk warrior and rebuilt the directory, but it has not changed the problemÂ
I'm kind of new to Automator and I'm trying to come up with a sequence that will severely save me a few hours a day moving files from two larger folders into smaller folders. Basically the setup is that I have two folders, one constantly being populated with images and the other with video files. They each have file names starting with a two digit number (i.e. 12, 11, 10...) or "BG" and then a two digit number (i.e. BG12, BG11, BG10...) with the digits corresponding to a year. Essentially, I'd need to move the files into folders corresponding to the year (i.e. files starting with BG12 and 12 would be moved to 2012, files starting with BG11 and 11 would be moved to 2011, etc). As it stands now, I've only been able to get the 2012 folder populated.
yesterday I moved all my files from my old MacBook Pro running SL to my new MBP 15,4.Â I used migration assistant and my time machine backup, that I had updated minutes before.Â Now I realized that some folders were not copied.Â Do you know where I can find a log regarding the moving process, so I can check which files were not moved?
Info: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
I haven't been able to copy files from my downloads folder to Font Book, or more importantly, copy files from my jump drive to a folder on my desktop.I also can't copy images from a CD to my desktop. All instances give the error message window "The operation cant be completed because you dont have permission to access some of the items." I should have permission to copy everything, but I'm wondering if in the case of the fonts, the new Lion OS prevents you from using fonts without a license (even if they're free??) pretty clueless