Curious folder thing

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  1. TrailerTrish macrumors member

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    I've noticed a folder in Finder that is unusual in that it has no little arrow beside it, and the contents are listed below it. You cannot close the folder, because there's no little arrow to open or close it when viewing the folders on the disk as a list. I can't understand why this folder is different.

    Is it actually a folder on another disk?

    I'm on a Powermac G4 MDD running Leopard.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. TrailerTrish, May 5, 2012
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    TrailerTrish thread starter macrumors member

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    It looks like this, and it's not the only such folder. It's on an external USB drive, and there are other such folders below it. I have no idea how they got that way. Why does this happen?

    They weren't like that before, they had little arrows to the left so you could open and close them, and see the folders inside them. Now they don't, and you have to double click to open some of them, and Retro TV has the folders inside it below the folder icon.

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  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Take a screen shot and post it.
     
  6. TrailerTrish thread starter macrumors member

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    Done, screenshot in above post.
     
  7. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Silly question maybe, but have you tried scrolling sideways to see if they're just hiding?
     
  8. TrailerTrish thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, now I feel really stupid...

    I stretched the window open to the right and the little arrows came back and all is normal now. Anyway, that was weird, I didn't know that could happen. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. hafr macrumors 68030

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    Haha, glad I could help :) I wish all problems would be this simple to fix ;)
     

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