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FinderPop is a neat System Preference that has an option to right-click anywhere in the empty space of the Menubar to show a list of Folders that can be specified in a hierarchical drop-out list, like one could do in the Classic OS. With Spotlight it may be mostly redundant now, but I still like the way one could flip down through folders and see their content and get to a specific folder or file. Plus it can put the Classic multicolored Apple back in the Menubar.


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Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Enter your email address below: Posted by: Mikofox says: January 17, at 3: January 17, at 4: Manti Te'o says: January 17, at 5: Juan Perez says: January 17, at 6: Roy says: It's probably an issue with your installation of Dropbox or some other third-party app.

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Running as root isn't enough to read all files so that's probably a red herring here. Just a note, the sudo approach to running Finder is no longer working for me on macOS High Sierra… It runs but doesn't open any windows. The OP had a problem using the: Run the command above sudo Finder in terminal You will notice the hard drive icon overlayed on your desktop for root In the same non-Sudo tab of Terminal, just type "open. Nic Nic 96 1.

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Good info on trying to take the OP to the next step. Let's see if we can get a specific error on a specific file to see if it's a traditional permissions issue or if this is really about other filesystem attributes or errors Nevertheless, despite the workaround starting up an old Ubuntu box and copying the whole lot to another disk this one formatted on EXT32 , I think it is still an interesting though somewhat general problem.

Thanks, Nic.

I cannot get back to the old situation motivating the question see above. In fact, I re-formatted the old ext4 fs disk to use it with TimeMachine. Nevertheless, a few clarifications: I wasn't using Total or Xtra finders.


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  6. I didn't know about them, thanks ;- Then, I tried your solution and, to the extent that I could follow it, it worked. I didn't even need to issue the open command, because the disk was already there to click it open. In fact, it looks like not every Finder was killed, as there were two icons for each of my external disks.


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    I'm getting used to OSX where many of this tasks look to be hidden or unnecessary but I still reckon that, as Nic said below, there are times when you need to do things that require the extra set of privileges. In my case, it looked like I needed to be root to get the job done but for my workaround, see above. Related

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