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How to arrange and sort files in Finder using Mac OS X Lion

With the introduction of OS X Lion, Apple changed the way file sorting works in Finder. Unfortunately, it has left some users confused as to why selecting Arrange By > Name isn’t working in Finder’s Column view. An interesting issue has been plaguing some…

How to arrange and sort files in Finder using Mac OS X Lion
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Copy file or folder path to the clipboard in Mac OS X Lion

Learn how to create your own OS X service that lets you copy & paste the paths of files and folders in Finder. After just a few steps you will be able to select items in Finder, press a quick keyboard shortcut, and paste the path(s) anywhere you want. Mac users have…

Copy file or folder path to the clipboard in Mac OS X Lion
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Finder “Error code 0″ when copying large files to external drive

“The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code 0).” If you received this message when copying files from your Mac to an external hard drive or USB flash drive, there is a simple explanation. Most external hard drives and…

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Shared volumes missing and not mounting in Finder’s sidebar?

Network shares not appearing in Finder’s sidebar is a common issue for some users – especially those running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. Sometimes Finder just needs a jump start or a kick in the rear to display those devices correctly. Assuming…

Shared volumes missing and not mounting in Finder's sidebar?
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Solution to Finder “Error code -36″ in 10.6 when copying folders

Users of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, specifically those running 10.6.2, are experiencing a widespread problem related to copying directories to Windows-formatted volumes in Finder. I recently got a new USB flash drive…

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Trash won’t empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files

Mac OS X occasionally gets hung up on stubborn files and refuses to easily delete them. If you can’t empty your Mac’s Trash, try some of these techniques to get rid of those nasty errors and clear out the junk. As a Mac user…

Trash won't empty? The ultimate guide to deleting stubborn files
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3-Finger swipe gestures in Finder, Mail, Preview, iMovie, & more

Apple is running full steam ahead with integrating Multi-Touch into Mac notebooks. For the past couple years, they’ve shipped trackpads capable of advanced gestures – such as the versatile 3-finger swipe – that make everyday tasks…

3-Finger swipe gestures in Finder, Mail, Preview, iMovie, & more
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Push media to iTunes 9 with “Automatically Add to iTunes” folder

An unheralded new feature in iTunes 9 gives users a place to queue up music and video files to be added to their iTunes libraries without the program even being open. As usual, Apple has done a good job of advertising the major highlights…

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Hidden files & Quick Look in Snow Leopard’s Open/Save dialogs

The latest version of Mac OS X includes a couple important enhancements to Open/Save dialogs. While these mini windows are not quite as full-featured as real Finder windows yet, they’re getting there. I rarely say this, but Windows beats Mac OS X in the…

Hidden files & Quick Look in Snow Leopard's Open/Save dialogs
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Easily resize panels in Finder’s column view to fit long file names

When navigating through directories in Finder’s column view, file names often get truncated because they don’t fit in the default column width. Once you know the tricks that follow, that will not longer be a problem. It’s been..

Easily resize panels in Finder's column view to fit long file names
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7 random features found throughout Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Rather than focus on specific system applications like we’ve done for the past few articles, let’s take a broader look at 10.6 Snow Leopard and cover some random odds & ends. According to our statistics, the latest version of Mac…

7 random features found throughout Mac OS X Snow Leopard
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Fixing OS X’s “The disk is in use and could not be ejected” error

When ejecting a volume in Mac OS X, you may be greeted with an error that says the disk is in use. Getting past this occasional annoyance is inconvenient, but not at all painful. Just about every Mac user has seen this error…

Fixing OS X's The disk is in use and could not be ejected error
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