File refresh in Finder on Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by H&Kie, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. H&Kie macrumors regular

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    It occurs to me that the Finder on my MacBook doesn't refresh the file content it shows properly. E.g. When I do a screenshot (command+shift+3 or 4), the taken picture will not appear on my desktop. However, when I start a search for the taken picture, it does appear in the search window and immediately also on my desktop.
    Otherwise I had a similar problem when removing some files that still showed after emptying the Trash, but could not be opened anymore. After a reboot the files didn't show again.
    I have this problem on my MacBook only. Other Macs I used (iMac, iMac G5, eMac) seem to refresh the content fine.

    Is anyone familiar with this problem. Does anyone maybe know a "refresh-button" or -shortcut? The problem might not seem too much of a deal, but it really drives me crazy!

    Thanks
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just out of interest, if you create a new user account in System Preferences, do you still get the refresh problem? :)
     
  4. H&Kie thread starter macrumors regular

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    The problem occurs rather randomly. "unfortunately" I haven't experienced any bad refreshes today, but I'll let you know as soon as I can tell if your tips do the trick. Thanks anyway! :)

    By the way, about Nudge: Never realised the contextual menu could be upgraded this easy... Sweet! :cool:

    I haven't seen my refresh problem again 'till now. I did however do a repair on my disk permissions last time it occured, but I do this regulary. Well, hope all keeps this way
     

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