Finder Tags: I can't tag the apps of Apple and installed from Mac App Store!

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by gusbemac, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. gusbemac macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    At Finder, I was able to tag the apps which were installed outside of Mac App Store as "Apps", but I can't tag the apps of Apple and installed from Mac App Store, they are locked, I added the administrator and username powers to the apps to unlock them, I tried to tag them, but I couldn't. :-(

    How to hack it to tag them?

    If you can help me, thank you!
     
  2. w0lf, Sep 22, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2013

    w0lf macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I would Imagine you could use terminal, not 100% sure on this but it might work.

    1) In terminal
    Code:
    sudo mv /Applications/Maps.app ~/Desktop/Maps.app
    open -R ~/Desktop/Maps.app
    
    2) In Finder
    Code:
    set the tag as desired
    
    3) In terminal
    Code:
    sudo mv ~/Desktop/Maps.app /Applications/Maps.app
    
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    Or

    1) Set tags on a dummy file to what you want on your System App.
    2)
    Code:
    xattr -wx com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags \
                 "`xattr -px com.apple.metadata:_kMDItemUserTags "/PATH_TO_DUMMY_FILE/"`" "/Applications/NAME_OF_APPLE_APP"
    
    That should copy the tags from the dummy and apply them to the system app.
     

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