Tag Archive: File


How to Convert Numbers File to Excel on iPad or iPhone

Need to convert a Numbers file to an Excel spreadsheet file from iPad or iPhone? This is a common task for many work and educational environments where Excel is commonly used, and fortunately this process is easy to accomplish thanks to the Numbers app Export features. This article will show you how to convert a … Read More

iTunes Library XML File Missing? Here’s How to Create One

The latest versions of iTunes no longer default to creating an iTunes Library XML file, which was an iTunes file that allowed various other apps to interact easily with an iTunes library, and could also serve as a basis for rebuilding an iTunes library if that were ever needed. Despite “iTunes Music Library.xml” files no … Read More

How to Count Lines of a File by Command Line

Need to get the line count of a text file or document? Counting lines of any file is easy at the command line, and the command for line counting is the same in all modern Unix based operating systems, meaning this line counting trick will work the same on Mac OS and Mac OS X, … Read More

How to View & Remove Extended Attributes from a File on Mac OS

Extended Attributes are metadata components that can be unique to specific files and file types on Mac OS. Those extended attributes can be anything from identifying data about the file itself, to quarantine information, origin data, label information, amongst other types of metadata. Sometimes, advanced Mac users may review extended attributes for a file, or … Read More

MacOS High Sierra 17B1003 Fixes File Sharing Bug from Security Update 2017-001

A second small supplemental software update has been released for MacOS High Sierra users who installed the prior release of Security Update 2017-001 for High Sierra, which fixed the root login bug but then caused a problem with file sharing. The new small software update, which apparently resolves the file sharing issue along with the … Read More

How Fix File Sharing in macOS High Sierra After Installing the Root Bug Security Update

Some Mac users have discovered that file sharing capabilities, connections, and file sharing authentications are no longer working after installing the root bug Security Update for macOS High Sierra. While the Security Update 2017-001 patch is a critical update to install to prevent unauthorized access to any Mac running macOS High Sierra, breaking file sharing … Read More

How to Get the Size of a File or Folder in Mac OS

Need to know the size of a particular file? Or have you ever wondered how large a particular folder is on a Mac? With a simple trick you an quickly get the size of any file, folder, or item as found within the Finder file system of Mac OS. This tutorial will walk through using … Read More

How to Find & Compare File Differences Side-By-Side with BBEdit for Mac

Need to compare two files side-by-side for differences? BBEdit for Mac makes finding and identifying file differences extremely easy with any compatible text format. This is a great solution for developers, programmers, writers, or anyone else who works with code, scripts, or plain text documents frequently and wants an easy way to check for differences … Read More

How to Batch Change File Extensions in Mac OS

Have you ever wanted to change a group of files file extensions in Mac OS? For example, lets say you wanted to change a bunch files with a .htm extension to .html, or a group of files from extension tie .JPEG to .PNG. We’ll show you how to easily batch change a group of file … Read More

How to Download a File from a Server with SSH / SCP

Users can securely download a file from any remote server with SSH by using the scp tool at the command line. Essentially this means you can have a file stored securely on a remote server and transfer it to local storage without having to expose that file to the outside world, because scp offers the … Read More