Nudge
Nudge 1.2
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Nudge is a contextual menu that "nudges" the Finder to update the information it displays about a file or folder. Use it on any item (or groups of items) if you suspect the Finder hasn't updated its view. This should work for most attribute changes, icon changes, size changes, files that have been saved but don't appear, and so forth. On Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and up, you can control-click on the empty space in any Finder window and have the contextual menu act on the containing folder.
What's New
Version 1.2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later






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robogobo commented on 06 Jun 2007
I like this program, very useful. However, it does nothing to force update desktop item info (under the icon). The free space under a Volume reflects the info at Startup, and not the current. I've tried logout/relogin, relaunch the finder, etc. Nothing works. Any ideas?
[Version 1.1]

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Bruce_Y commented on 20 Aug 2007
In order for the Finder to reflect adjusted HD Volume space free/available on the desktop view, one must restart the Finder. This seems to be a "Feature" of the Mac OS X and/or specifically of OS X Finder.

For me, I enable the Finder menu Quit item (via TinkerTool or Mac Pilot or Onyx), and then just Quit and restart the Finder. It always (for me) shows the revised and accurate space "free" under each HD volume after Finder restart. It should not be needed to restart the whole computer.
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Mikuro replied on 13 Feb 2008
The Finder also updates them whenever an item is added or removed from the root level of the volume. So if you open the volume and make a new folder, it'll update. It's a bit quicker than quitting and relaunching the Finder.
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Bruce_Y commented on 30 Aug 2006
Even Tiger Finder still needs a Nudge file feature, since there are many instances when a file info (mostly size, sometimes date) is not updated until forced. Nudge does that.

However, i am staying with old Nudge version 1.0.1, because I do not want an artificial change of Modification Date to today, as is now done by Nudge 1.1 all the time. I rely on the file Date of Mofication to be real - that is, when file content was last changed.

So be warned that using Nudge 1.1 will set Modification date to current date. If you like that, go for it. Otherwise, stick with older Nudge 101, which still does work under Tiger.
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Aug 2004
Works perfectly in 10.3.5. Until Apple wises up and gives the Finder a real overhaul, this is simply indispensable.
[Version 1.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Apr 2004
does not work with os 10.3.2
[Version 1.01]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Jan 2004
I needed this.
Files I transferred onto CIFS shares (and less often, local files) wouldn't show themselves until I clicked on another volume, did a funny dance and sprinkled tea on my computer.

Works as advertised.

Thanks
[Version 1.0]


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Mothermikey rated on 19 Oct 2013

[Version 1.2]


Downloads:7,074
Version Downloads:2,674
Type:Utilities : Contextual Menus
License:Free
Date:20 Aug 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Nudge is a contextual menu that "nudges" the Finder to update the information it displays about a file or folder. Use it on any item (or groups of items) if you suspect the Finder hasn't updated its view. This should work for most attribute changes, icon changes, size changes, files that have been saved but don't appear, and so forth. On Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) and up, you can control-click on the empty space in any Finder window and have the contextual menu act on the containing folder.


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