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How do I remove Tags?

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JIMisangry Calculating status...
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Oct 27, 2013 5:32 AM

How do I remove Tags. And why has simple support become so intentionally inaccessible and ridiculously convoluted?

MacBook Pro (15-inch Mid 2009), OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:33 AM (in response to JIMisangry)

    Welcome to Apple Support Communities

     

    To remove a tag from Finder, the only thing you have to do is to press the Control key, click the file and select Tags. Then, press the Return key to remove the tag.

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  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:34 AM (in response to JIMisangry)

    Right-click on the file >  Tags > mouse over the color and it will say "Remove".

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,160 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to JIMisangry)

    Right or control click a file then cilck Get Info.

     

    In the Get Info panel, drag over the tag to delete.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:37 AM (in response to JIMisangry)

    I think it's worth saying that any of the three methods listed above work :-)

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 5:39 AM (in response to JIMisangry)

    There must be MORE ways to it!

  • connie184 Calculating status...
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    Oct 27, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to mende1)

    I followed the directions several times, had no trouble removing the colored dots (tags) from individual files.  However when I followed them to clear the tags from a large selection it not only removed the option of using that color (red), in other words deleted the red tag, but it deleted the entire set of files.

     

    I had been using color tagging for quite sometime and there was a large number of files tagged.  I was trying to clear them and start over with the new system.  Now the files are gone as well as the option to use the red tag at all. 

     

    Is it really impossible to write software that is so unforgiving, complicated and not particulary efficient and then write either no instructions or such obscure directions that when followed nothing is retrievable or can be undone.  Yes I got the "are you sure you want to do this" and "this can't be undone" warning, but I assumed that it was talking about untagging, since those were the directions I was following, not deleting the entire file collection which was quite large.

  • azartguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2013 10:22 PM (in response to JIMisangry)

    The various solutions above work, usually. But when they don't, nobody can say why.

     

    I've already posted a separate question about why I can delete all the tags except the red tags. So far, no responses but I have hopes somebody, somewhere has a solution. If I get one it might shed some light on the tagging process, and I'll pass it along,

     

    Brian

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