Tag Archive: Files


Use ditto to Copy Files & Directories Intelligently from the Mac Terminal

Most longtime command line users rely on the cp command to copy files and directories, but Mac OS X offers another solution with the ‘ditto’ command. Ditto is slightly more advanced but can be advantageous to ‘cp’ for several reasons, as it not only preserves ownership attributes and permissions but also file resource forks and … Read More

Manage your iOS files a la desktop with iFile [Sponsored post]

This post is brought to you by Darkness Productions, creator of iFile. Introducing the all-new iFile application, which has recently been updated to version 2.0. The first version of this app was reviewed on Cult of Mac in 2012. iFile is…

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VirusTotal Uploader is a quick and easy way to scan suspicious files

With so many security scares lately, it’s the perfect opportunity to make sure that your Mac security is as beefed up as possible. That’s why it’s good timing — both for Google and for us — that the search giant…

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Find Files with Date Specific Searches in Spotlight for Mac OS X

Being able to quickly access recent work files on a Mac is an obvious productivity booster, but what if you need to find files created or modified on a very specific date? There are a few ways to do this, but one of the fastest tricks is using date search operators in the Spotlight search … Read More

How to Make a Copy of iPhone & iPad Backup Files

Duplicating the iPhone backup files may be desirable or necessary for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to make a manual backup of your iOS backups, or even if it’s just to move it onto another drive so that you can clear out some disk space. There are a few ways to go about doing … Read More

Spring Cleaning: Use Spotlight To Find Huge Files [OS X Tips]

I’m kind of a stickler for a clean hard drive, especially since I started using Macbook Airs a few years back, what with their tiny little SSD units. I’ve moved most of my music to the Cloud and my iPhoto…

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Make Spotlight Sing: Use Dates To Search Your Files [OS X Tips]

You know what I miss? Those pre-defined search items that used to hang out over in the Finder sidebar window. You know, the ones that said, “Files Created Today” or “Yesterday” or what have you. They were super handy. Turns…

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Sharebox: Upload And Share Files By Dragging Them Onto Dropbox Icon

Sharebox adds a feature to Dropbox that should probably already have been there: it lets you drag and drop files onto the Dropbox icon in your Mac’s menubar, and have them upload to Dropbox. The neatest part is that it…

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Fix Your Damaged Drive And Recover Your Lost Files At The Data Rescue Center [Sponsored Post]

  This post is brought to you by the Data Rescue Center and Prosoft Engineering, Inc. Have a physically damaged hard drive or lost or deleted files you can’t recover? If you are facing data loss, contact The Data Rescue…

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Give the Mac Finder a Performance Boost by Ditching “All My Files”

Though the All My Files folder is undoubtedly useful, Mac users with limited system resources along with tons of files may notice some sluggishness when using the feature. That can translate into CPU spikes and the perception of a generally slow Finder and Mac, because new windows in the file system default to opening into … Read More