can't access pictures folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by maasi, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. maasi macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2011
    I can't seem to access the pictures folder, which has turned into a package. My photos aren't there and when I search for them I find them in the Pictures Folder then iPhoto library. But when I try to access them via Finder, I can't even open the pictures folder. It seems my libraries have been switched around, but I don't know how to fix it. Does anyone know?!! Also, when I open Finder, I don't see the regular view, but only the home-folder view (i.e the one that has my name e.g.). How do I get the normal view back? I'm not a mac pro :) so I need some help!
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Well, my Pictures folder opens just fine from Spotlight.

    I'm really not sure what you're saying there. But, from both symptoms, it seems that you have a Finder problem on your hands. One thing to try is to replace the finder's plist file.

    You find it here: HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    And it's called
    Move that to your Desktop, then Restart the computer.

    If that fixes the problems, you can Trash that file on the Desktop.
    Your computer makes a new one set to defaults when you Restart.
  3. calderone macrumors 68040


    Aug 28, 2009
    It will actually recreate it pretty much immediately. Just close the finder window and bring a new one up. However, those settings won't take hold until finder is restarted.

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