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simon the diver
Dec 14, 2011, 06:27 AM
finder has problems showing folders& files on external drives on mac mini with 10.7.2

this is affecting 2 external usb drives both mac formatted - ownership ignored

i click on the drive and see nothing

a refresh of the finder window will make the files appear

if i click on a disclosure arrow, the arrow turns down but no files are displayed

if i double click on the folder it opens that folder in an empty view - a refresh will bring the files visible

interestingly if i eject the drive and plug back it , it will usually display the contents of folders already visited last time but not folders i hadn't looked at - they require a refresh

programs such as iTunes can link to those files when they are not visible in finder

also just realised that if i rename a file it doesn't take - it goes back to its previous name until a finder refresh is done

I'm using a little app called refresh finder to force the refresh


anyone else run into this - any suggestions


cheers folks

Simon



doormat
Jan 8, 2012, 10:37 AM
I'm experiencing the same - and not just with external HDs I may have connected (firewire or USB) but also with the Mini's own HDD.

I'm unable to see inside some folders. Often, when I can see contents, the contents are incomplete - the most recent item is not visible, but it's there.

This can affects any folder that I try to open in Finder.

Double-clicking on a folder icon in Finder reveals an empty folder but the spinning wheel in folder window's bottom right hand corner just keeps spinning.

Leaving the computer alone for an hour sometimes corrects this; a hard restart also corrects this.

If I can't restart for work-flow reasons (often, as a restart can add 10 minutes each time, so I have to delay a restart), I can view those files within folders through other applications (I open, for example, Preview and then go to 'open file' and can see content that way).

But, of course, you can't open files that couldn't be opened in that application ...

I have no solutions yet.

bgrove
Feb 17, 2012, 07:05 PM
Did you all find any solution to this problem?

GGJstudios
Feb 17, 2012, 07:19 PM
Try re-indexing your drive.

Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409)

Partron22
Feb 17, 2012, 08:03 PM
Finder bug. Log out and back in to see files.
Prev threads:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1281572
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1266070

GGJstudios
Feb 17, 2012, 08:06 PM
Finder bug. Log out and back in to see files.
Prev threads:
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1281572
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1266070
Good find! Thanks!