Software :: Sorting And Then Deleting Big Files

Sep 22, 2008

I want to delete big files that I may no longer be using...Is there a way I can seek out files > 2 GB or something to that effect?

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OS X :: Manually Sorting Files In Mac?

Jun 20, 2010

This may sound like a silly question, but I would like to know how I can arrange files manually in Mac? For example, if I have a folder of 100 photos in running order and I want to move London3.jpg between London 1.jpg and London 2.jpg, how do I do that? I've tried all the different sorting/viewing options. This is a very basic feature in Windows but I can't seem to do it in Mac. I am using Snow Leopard v 10.6.3. am getting very frustrated trying the various options to no avail.

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OS X :: Sorting Files By Multiple Fields?

Nov 28, 2010

I am trying to sort my files by date and type. I can sort by Modified Date and File Type. Every time I sort by file type, the files are listed alphabetically within their folder type lists. This is not what I want. I want to see all the .rar files in chronological order

As I recall from Windows, I can sort by Modified Date, then Type, and the files will be listed by type, and then secondarily sorted by Date. Is there a way to do this on the Mac?

I'm on 10.6.5

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OS X :: Sorting Files Via Downloaded Date

Feb 5, 2009

I want this option but ill explain it via Leopards downloads folder. So we have the Downloads folder where items we download via the space time continuum are held. I would like to have the items via downloaded date so for other folders, most recently added. NOT created because the item might have been created 2 weeks ago and not modified cause lord knows, me just opening it means ive modified it.

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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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OS X :: Sorting RAR Files - Modified / Created Date

May 18, 2010

I have a few RAR files I downloaded from the internet. They are sitting in my Downloads folder. These are some of the latest files I've downloaded, but when I sort by Modified and Created Date, they are scattered throughout the folder. The dates the files have are from before I even downloaded them.

I'm used to Windows where I could sort by Modified or Created date and I could see the latest files I downloaded in descending order from the most recent to the oldest. So, is OSX different, am I misunderstanding something or is there something weird about these RAR files? Furthermore, when I unpack the RAR files, their modified/created date is not today's date.

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Applications :: Sorting Out ITunes Library - Manage Files?

Dec 28, 2010

Over the years, I have amassed GBs worth of music, spread over many different iTunes libraries, as a result of having desktops, laptops, replacement machines etc. When I first started my collection, I stupidly "let iTunes manage my library" which has resulted in all my tracks being put into thousands of different folders because iTunes likes to create a separate folder for each artist. I was wondering if there was any way of exporting all my music in the iTunes database to a new location, organized by album. eg. A State of Trance 2010 Yearmix being exported to a folder called that, not each of the 80 tracks going into a separate artist folder.

If this can be done, I'm hoping to consolidate my music collection into one library, once and for all! It's probably worth noting that I'm now on Windows, but I thought I would ask here as iTunes is an Apple product. I have access to a Mac should I need to do anything "Mac-specific" to make this happen. Tune up looks like a promising piece of software. However, it only seems to clean up the music files themselves, not their organization within my music folder. Does anyone have any experience with it? Sorted! I'm sure there are loads of people out there that would like me reorganize the file structure of their music after iTunes obliterates here's what I did.

1) Downloaded Songbird. What a great application! It has addons!
2) Went into the applications options. (Tools >> Options)
3) Selected the 'Manage Files' tab.
4) Ticked the box to 'Allow Songbird to manage files'. In the 'Structure Folders' section underneath I changed it to 'Album/Song Files'.
5) Clicked OK at the bottom to save changes and Songbird then wizzed through my collection and put all my music into Album folders!
6) Uninstall iTunes.

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Applications :: Moving ITunes Files Into Different Categories - Sorting

Feb 11, 2009

I have a lot of mp4 files; vmovies, TV shows, music video's, everything. But, when I load them into iTunes they all show up under the movies tab, and I can't find a way to move them to different categories.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sorting Files Within Folders In Specific Order?

Mar 31, 2012

How I can sort my files within folders in a specific order? Not in alphabetical order, size, date, kind etc...but in an order that I want them in (documents from school to be exact, I would like to sort them in the progression of the lessons from week to week). I never knew how to do this at the time and now I am kind of learning how to sort all of my docs within Finder, but this seems to be the first stumbling block that I've come across?

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OS X :: Tool For Searching Editing And Deleting Specific .plist Files And Cache Files?

Sep 17, 2008

I'm not talking about a tool like Onyx, which is "excellent". Definitely the best, most simplest maintenance tool/ for the Mac.I'm talking a simple tool for searching, editing and deleting both specific .plist files and cache files on an app-by-app basis. Is there one?I know of PrefEdit, but that is only for .plist (preference) files, and leaves out cache files:

I need, well desperately want; one that does both.Yeah I could use AppZapper, but I would prefer something that is designed for this specific purpose. Anyone?

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OS X :: Logical Way Of Sorting The Files Would Be "date Deleted"?

Apr 13, 2008

When i open the Trash, i can sort everything by file name, by date modified or date created. But the most logical way of sorting the files would be "date deleted", but somehow i can't find out how to do this.

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Mac Pro :: Deleting Files On Raid 0?

Apr 9, 2009

I've just setup a Raid 0 with 3 drives (WD R3 320GB x 3) in Disk Utility.

The problem I have - I'm not sure if it's normal or not - is :

When I want to delete a file I've got the dialog box saying "The Item 'XX' will be deleted immediately. Are you sure you want to continue?".

Is this a normal behaviour of a Raid 0 ?

I was expecting that my file goes in the trash (like on a normal drive).

Can someone tell me if "the delete immediately" is a normal behaviour ?

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OS X :: Deleting Files From Server

Apr 18, 2009

I'm trying to switch from 10.4 to 10.5 - my god, the Finder has become even weirder here. Whenever I want to delete a file from a file server (that sits on a Linux machine and is mounted with smb) I get the message "The item XXX will be deleted immediately. Are you sure you want to continue?". This happens even with my own files. This as such is not the problem, has been like that all the time.

The annoying problem is that now (with 10.5) the default is "Cancel" while it was before (with 10.4) "Delete". This mean that I have to use the mouse to delete instead of just hitting Enter another time. I hate that! Is there a way (or utility perhaps) to change the default to "Delete"? I would not mind to dig into the System for that, I just don't know how to do it.

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OS X :: Deleting Auto Duplicate Files?

Dec 29, 2010

I am stuck with a problem. The problem is that I have two folders. What i'd like is that when I place an item in the main folder it automatically duplicates in the second folder thus keeping both folders in sync.

The folders are in seprate locations within the system. Is this possible? Maybe an Automator action?

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OS X :: Deleting Old Time Machine Files?

Mar 10, 2008

I looked in the external drive that I have time machine copying to. Is it ok to delete older files by moving to the trash? Is this recommended?

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OS X :: Error When Deleting Files From External HD

Mar 17, 2009

I bought my first mac (Aluminum Macbook 2.0GHz) a few days ago. So far so good. The learning curve wasn't as steep as imagined. There's an error I haven't been able to resolve. I transferred all my files to my external hard drive. A 500GB Western Digital HD.

When I try to delete files from the external HD I first get this message:
"The item "whateveri'mtryingto.delete" will be deleted immediately. Are you sure you want to continue?" I click continue and I get this: "Sorry, the operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred. (Error code -61)"

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OS X :: Deleting Duplicate Ghost Files?

Aug 23, 2009

I just noticed something while sorting photos around in some folders. I'd click one, and suddenly another picture file appears to get created right under it with the exact same filename & extension.

I tried to delete the duplicate thinking I accidentally hit "duplicate" instead of "copy" when right clicking, and the Original file was also sent to trash. I pulled it back out and it did it again. When I moved it into the subfolder, the duplicate vanished.

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OS X :: Manually Deleting Duplicate Files?

Apr 18, 2010

When you download a file (a song for example) from the internet and it downloads into your "Downloads" folder in finder, than you drag it to your "music" folder, its permanent home...does this mean you now have 2 copies of this file, one in the downloads folder and one in the music folder?

Is there any way to manage this without manually deleting things every time you download anything? Perhaps I'm missing something

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MacBook Pro :: Deleting Massive Files?

Jun 14, 2010

so i have 65.7 GB of files im about to put in the trash and delete. will my mbp be just as new as it was before the 65.7 GB got put onto it?? or will there be bits and pieces of the file left behind, hence not being 100% clean like it used to be before i put the 65.7 GB file onto it.

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Software :: Deleting Files Without A Password?

Dec 13, 2008

I'm currently running Mac OS X Leopard, I am signed on as the administrator. However I cannot delete, nor download files from the internet, nor can I transfer files from place to place, without being prompted for a password!

how I can change the settings?

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MacBook Pro :: Deleting .wmv Files From Desktop?

Mar 1, 2012

I emailed a .wmv file from the desktop..when I moved the file to trash, it also got deleted from the Movies folder...if I move it out of Trash, it goes back into Movies but also stays on the desktop, which I don't want

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: Deleting Imovie And Idvd Files?

Apr 24, 2009

I imported DV video into imovie 06 (i have ilife 08 but like most others dont like using imovie 08) did my editing in movie 06. I then clicked on the idvd button, it opened idvd (08) but it hadnt imported the movie, so i simply went to the imovie file in finder and dragged and dropped it into idvd.

I then created an idvd project with the themes and all that jazz, clicked burn, and it took around 2 hours. I checked it in a dvd player, and it was perfect.

My question is now, can i delete the imovie 06 file from my comp. Its 12gb, and i have quite a few more to do, i was hoping that when id edited all my movies, i would be able to delete the movie files, in order to free my space back up. however i want to be able to make more copies.

Basically, Will i be able to burn more copies of the dvd, if i delete the imovie file?

Iv read things about 'image files' aswell, which might be part of it, im not sure, but as far as i know, i havnt done any other encoding or fancy importing when i put my movie into idvd.

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OS X :: Deleting Or Renaming Files On External Drive

Dec 28, 2009

I have an external hard drive which I used before with my windows-based laptop. If connected to my IMac I noticed that the files can not be deleted or even renamed. It's NTFS formatted drive. What should I do to allow these options/actions on this external drive with my IMac.

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OS X :: Files Skipping Trash And Deleting Immediately?

Jan 14, 2010

my files have started skipping the trash bin and directly deleting themselves when I drag one to the trash. Whether I hit delete, drag into an open trash window, or just drag to the trash icon, the file doesn't go into the trash, but rather deletes right away, with the standard "Are you sure you want to delete 'x'?" As if I was emptying the trash bin.

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Applications :: Deleting Files Removed From ITunes?

Jun 17, 2010

Over the last year, when wanted to deleted something from iTunes, especially podcasts - I often by accident clicked the "keep files" option when asking about moving the files to the trash...

Now, I assume that these files are still clogging my HD - so - is there a way to delete these "lost" files automatically?

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Software :: Detect And Deleting Duplicate Files?

Nov 20, 2007

I don't know if I have duplicate files on hand. I've recently installed Leopard and I'd like to purge the system of duplicate files, especially any duplicate OS's that may exist before I install CS3. Does anyone know a reliable way to detect and safely delete these files?

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Deleting Files From The ITunes Library And Computer

Apr 23, 2012

I have an empty playlist that has duplicated over 100 times.iTunes is not letting me delete my just right clicking and hitting delete.


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ITunes :: Retrieve Files From Trashcan After Deleting Them?

May 1, 2012

I DELETED ALL THE FILES FROM MY ITUNES AND THE EMPTIED MY TRASHCAN. How can I retrieve those files after I emptied my trash?


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Intel Mac :: Password Request When Deleting Files

Jun 14, 2012

My issue, every time i try to delete a file, my mac keeps asking me to put in my password.. Is there any way to stop this from happening.I do not have secure empty trash enabled and its not just when i try to empty trash, also when trying to send files to trash.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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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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