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Help Accessing Shadow Folder

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#1 Radigast


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:04 PM

Hi all,


 I was working in Photoshop and I selected Export>Render to Video and saved a .mov. After the fact I noticed that it saved to a "Shadow" Folder, a sub folder in fact it said something like "Shadow Inner Left" and I could see the pale file but could not access it.


After trying one or two things I lost sight of this Shadow Folder completely and cannot find it. After a bit of research I tried going into Terminal and entering: (name)$ defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE and then: killall Finder to restart. I still cannot find this Shadow Folder and am interested to see what else is in it as I have lost a couple files from photoshop before and think they may be in there.


Not sure why this is the default folder as I usually save things to Desktop or Documents. Any suggestions are appreciated I would like to find the file I saved and see if my few lost ones are there as well.



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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

If you are comfortable with the terminal, and can remember what you named that file, open a terminal prompt and enter


sudo find / -name <filename>.mov


Using sudo will elevate your permissions and allow the search to access directories you wouldn't have access to with your regular user account.

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