All My Files literally disappeared from Finder

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by coldjeanzzz, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. coldjeanzzz macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I have no idea how this happened. I wasn't fooling around with anything, I just opened up Finder and now it's not showing in the favorites tab on the left. When I go to "Go" in the menu bar "All My Files" is also greyed out. I checked in preferences and it's still checked to show upon opening Finder and it's still checked to show in the Favorites section :confused:

    This Mavericks update is turning out to be quite the drag...
  2. djtech42 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2012
    West Chester, OH
    What happens if you uncheck it and check it again? Strange bug.
  3. coldjeanzzz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    I logged out and checked to see if the Guest account was affected, it was working fine there. I logged back into my account and it was now showing up in Finder, however it was still missing from the side panel. I went into preferences and it was unchecked somehow, I checked it back and now everything is working but yeah this is definitely a bug.

    It's hard to believe this is the GM release, I'm already uncovering so many things wrong
  4. et477 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2014
    i have the same question too! check out my thread to see my problem.
  5. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2011
    The Netherlands
    Did you (perhaps) exclude your HD/SD in the privacy settings in Spotlite Preferences?

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  6. tranthao2009 macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2015
    You may click HIDE button on the right of FAVOURITE?

    In my case, I wrongly clicked the Hide button on the right hand side of FAVOURITE. This function does not show up until you drag the mouse on that position. That's why I could not figure out for a while why all my favourite folders disappear in one day. Now it showed up when I drag the mouse on the Show button.
    Not sure is that your case?
  7. et477 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2014
    Sup. I managed to solve this problem by taking out my files from time machine. Lucky guess for the hide thing too, eh?
  8. Wyn Vogel macrumors newbie

    Wyn Vogel

    Jul 20, 2015
    Thx for the information Guys - I have had this problem this morning and panicked!!

    Apple why make something so difficult to find - hiding this button until you cursor over is crazy!!!

    Cheers - much appreciate the Forum!!

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