Contents of Finder windows not refreshing...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by stephmoreland, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. stephmoreland macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2011
    London, Ontario Canada
    I remember having this problem with another version of OS X many years ago and it seems to be back.
    Sometimes when I create a new document from an application, and save that document in a Finder window which is already open, the document doesn't show up.
    I've had to use Spotlight to find the document and then if I click it in the Spotlight list, *poof*, it shows up in the Finder window.
    I'm sure this is a bug of some kind and wondered if I'm the only one getting this?
  2. huwon9 macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    you are not alone

    I was wondering when someone would post a query.

    You are not alone. I've had this problem since updating to 10.7 the day it was released. At first I thought I was at fault until it happened more often at random intervals.

    Most recently, I emptied the trash repeatedly and the trash showed the files were still there. I used Application Wizard to update the finder and the trash was gone.

    Periodically, I will move a file to another folder and it will not appear until I refresh the finder. All I can say is have Application Wizard handy for this and many other useful reasons.

    I've run Lion Cache Cleaner, Onyx and Drive Genius 3 and the annoying problem persists.

    I have other issues like Mail not retrieving messages, manually or scheduled, unless I quit and re open the application. This causes problems when messages are time sensitive.
  3. lukekarts macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
    A google search has brought me here as I too am seeing this. Downloaded files etc. don't show up in Finder (unless I search for them specifically) until I restart the computer. Really annoying. Anyone got a solution?
  4. ignus graius macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2005
    I just force quit Finder (relaunched it, actually) and my missing files showed up.
  5. seetheforest macrumors member

    Dec 24, 2010
    I've had similar experience. If I have finder open to a directory and a file is created in that directory it will not show up until I navigate away Finder somewhere else and then return to that directory. Kind of annoying.
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    same for me, i notice if im converting video if i have the output folder open the new file wont appear till i red button finder then navigate to the folder again
  7. amazingworld macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2008
    Same here...

    Force-quitting the Finder seems to help (briefly) but the problem always reappears. No rhyme nor reason, and it has been around since day 1 with the Lion Finder.
  8. c014 macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2010

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