How To Enable Opening a Terminal Window from the Current Finder Location in MacOS

Author: , February 16th, 2019

As of Mac OS X Lion 10.7, Terminal provides Services for opening a new terminal window or tab at the selected folder in Finder. They also work with absolute pathnames selected in text (in any application). You can enable these services with System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services. Look for “New Terminal […]

How To Enable Full Finder in MacOSX 10.10 Yosemite

Author: , March 30th, 2015

defaults write com.apple.finder InterfaceLevel standard

How To Cope with the sharingd Crash in MacOSX Yosemite

Author: , March 24th, 2015

I have an older host running MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard and I mount disk resources from there onto my new iMac 5K running Yosemite 10.10.2 Every now and then I get an error about sharingd crashing, and my network drives disappear. The quick way to get them back is to simply quit and restart Finder […]

How To Show All Files in MacOSX Yosemite via Terminal

Author: , October 29th, 2014

SET THE DEFAULT TO SHOW Run this command in a Terminal window: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES Relaunch Finder: Hold down the Option/ALT key on your keyboard, then right-click the Finder icon in the dock and select Relaunch. SET THE DEFAULT TO HIDE defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO then relaunch finder as above.

How To Show All Files in the MacOSX Finder

Author: , June 30th, 2012

In Terminal, run the following command: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES To make the command take effect, you need to restart the Finder. One way to do this is to hold down the Option key, then click and hold on the Finder icon in the Dock. When the contextual menu appears, select Relaunch and the […]

How To Open A Root Finder Window In MacOSX Snow Leopard

Author: , August 14th, 2011

In the Terminal application, type the following: sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder Then, click on an empty spot on your desktop – NOT in an existing Finder window. Now, type Command-N or select New Finder Window from the File menu. To end your root Finder session, type ^C in the Terminal window. Notes: You won’t be able to […]

How To See Invisible Files in Finder

Author: , August 19th, 2010

In Terminal: [code] defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE killall Finder [/code] To make them visible: [code] /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a v {filename} [/code] A great article: http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10344207-263.html