Why does OS X automatically highlight my files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bli625, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. bli625 macrumors 6502a

    bli625

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    OS X is automatically highlighting my files at random times.
    Right click, Label. That's the highlighting that I'm talking about.
    It happens mostly when I'm unzipping things, but it also happens while doing other things too. The unzipped files automatically have the blue label on them. Anyone know why?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Could it be those files were labeled when they got put into the zip file?
     
  3. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not. It has happened with every zip or rar file. I've tried extracting with different software too.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  5. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know.
     
  7. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Do you have labeling set-up somehow to label all files of a particular type? For example, if you're unzipping files that are .jpgs, are all of your other .jpgs also labeled? You may have to change a setting via automator to unlabel all of them.
     
  8. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have anything set up under Automator.
     
  9. reubs macrumors 68000

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    What types of files are getting labeled? All photos? All videos? All text documents? Knowing that might help us to fix it. Once that gets figured out, you can use Automator to take the labels off of all of the files. That, though, is a step you don't need right now. First of all, we need to figure out what is being labeled and why.
     
  10. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Everything gets labeled after being unzipped or unrarred.
     
  11. bli625 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    All downloaded files get a blue label too. Any ideas?
     

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