Problem with Finder in 10.3.4

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SFNE Freak, May 27, 2004.

  1. SFNE Freak macrumors member

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    Ok, I upgraded to 10.3.4 last night and I immediately noticed this problem.

    When Finder initially restarts, whether it be after a force quit, log out, restart, startup, it has OS 9 style view settings on EVERY FOLDER with the exception of my home directory. This means they're 32x32, pixelated and all over the place.

    I've tried trashing the Finder plist file and logging out then in, but it still persists. I also tried repairing permissions and restarting.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Somehow, your .DS_Store files/All Windows view options got corrupted. Try changing the settings for all windows to the way you want them, then log out and back in to see if the new settings stick. If they don't stick, the best thing to do is delete the .DS_Store files, then log out and back in for the change to take effect (there's one in just about every folder, and they're hidden, so you'll need to use the Terminal or a hidden file viewer to delete them).
     
  3. SFNE Freak thread starter macrumors member

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    Can I run a command to delete .DS_Store from every directory? I don't want to do it manually, there are at least 50 directories affected by this.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    You could write a small shell script that starts at the root level of the hard drive, deletes the .DS_Store file there (using rm), then gets a directory listing (using ls), goes into each of those directories (using cd), deletes the .DS_Store files, looks for subdirectories, goes into THOSE and deletes the .DS_Store files there too, then writes a status message indicating that it's done (using echo). I don't have such a shell script available that you could use, though (and I don't have time to write one today, either).
     
  5. SFNE Freak thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't know the first thing about writing a shell script. And I also don't know many things I would need to know to do some of the things required.
     
  6. nuclearwinter macrumors regular

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    cocktail

    get it... Cocktail has an option to delete all DS store files. I think onyx does too... i don't know if their are other programs out there that do the same thing. otherwise, if you know the terminal commands it might be easier to do that... if that doesn't work, i don't know what to do! sorry... :confused:
     
  7. SFNE Freak thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea...I just downloaded OnyX and deleted them all. Still happens after a log out/in.
     

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