Blank new folder, Mavericks 10.9.1

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by noiseordinance, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. noiseordinance macrumors regular

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    Noticing some silly issues that are occurring since Mavericks 10.9.0 and persist in 10.9.1. First, when I create a new folder in icon view, there is no name. When I get info, the folder is named untitled folder just as it should... but it's not displaying this. To rename I have to get info and enter it there.

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    This is happening on my rMBP, and my Hackintosh. Both were clean installs with no importing of previous user profile settings. I'm also noticing that sometimes the trash can icon displays as empty when it should show as full. Finally, last night I went to drag about 10 files into a different folder. However, the selected icons stayed on the screen. This is kinda tough to explain but I dragged them to a new folder, which displayed correctly. When I minimized the new folder, I could still see all the selected icons. When I pulled up safari, I could still see the icons. When I changed workspaces, opened up the dashboard, even put the laptop to sleep, they were still showing. I had to reboot the computer.

    Seems like Mavericks has some occasional stupid graphic issues that are present on two separate devices. Anyone seeing anything like this?
     
  2. Megaram macrumors newbie

    Megaram

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    Blank Folder Error

    Hi,

    I appear to experiencing the same problem you were back in January 2014.

    I am about to receive a call back from an Apple Phone Customer Representative later at 9:15am today (Saturday, 9 August, 2014 EST GMT+10:00 Melbourne Australia).

    I shall report back on whether the Apple technical support representative has managed to resolve the issue for me. I'll send the steps in my next forum post.
     

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  3. Scerby, Sep 13, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014

    Scerby macrumors newbie

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    I have same problems with blank folder in 10.9.4 and also after clean install 10.9.3 which I have done recently.

    And also I have the same problem with stuck files on the screen during moving them to new folder.
    This problem describes noiseordinance in the first post "I went to drag about 10 files into a different folder. However, the selected icons stayed on the screen. This is kinda tough to explain but I dragged them to a new folder, which displayed correctly. When I minimized the new folder, I could still see all the selected icons. When I pulled up safari, I could still see the icons. When I changed workspaces, opened up the dashboard, even put the laptop to sleep, they were still showing. I had to reboot the computer."

    After 4 updates of Mavericks these problems (bugs) are not repaired yet :confused:
     
  4. Megaram, Sep 13, 2014
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2014

    Megaram macrumors newbie

    Megaram

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    Problem Solved - Caused by TM Restore "Recreate Enclosing Folders" Option

    I no longer had the problem once an Apple Product Specialist made some modifications to the PreferencesPane folder in the OSx Library. I was instructed, while using Apple's screen cast software, to delete the Preferences folder. The operating system would recreate another folder. This error was unprecedented for the Apple specialist team and had never been encountered previously.

    Unfortunately, even though the fix worked for awhile, within the next few weeks this problem began to occur again.

    I discovered a permanent fix almost by accident when I decided to complete a clean install as you have done. The problem is caused by a Time Machine restore.

    When you format your Macintosh HD using Disk Utility in the OSX Recovery Mode the newly installed OSx treats it as a different disk. Existing folders are created with a new install inside the Home directory on your new installation.

    If you're restoring from a disk or partition with TM that is no longer associated with Mac, avoid clicking the "Recreate Enclosing Folders" option in the dialogue box that recreates the original Home directory folders.

    Restore all the subdirectories for these individual folders separately. For instance, restore all the contents of your Music folder such as the iTunes folder separately. Avoid recreating the Music folder in the Home directory.

    If you click the "Recreate Enclosing Folders" option, TM will restore it to the normally hidden /Volumes at the top level of your internal drive and, once the folder has been restored, cause the kind of graphical glitches we have been seeing each time a new folder is created inside the Home folder. The nameless blank folder triggers a kind of ripple affect, whereby each subsequent newly created folder in the same directory path is blank. To display the folder correctly, users are required to switch between list and icon views in the Finder window. Not ideal. You can permanently fix the problem on your next install by following these steps.

    You may not have the same problem if the disk or partition you are restoring from is still associated with your Mac (i.e. you have not done a clean install or bought a new Mac).

    As for the dragging folder error, I shall encouraged to look at this thread here: http://http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1289502
     

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