Here's a weird one for you. Ever since updating to High Sierra I have had a problem with my desktop being slow to refresh. When I take a screenshot or save anything to desktop it takes anywhere from 10 to 60+ seconds for the item to show up. If I create a folder or drag a file to the desktop from finder it shows up immediately. If I do the same thing in Path Finder or through terminal, it's delayed. This applies to both creating and deleting items outside of Finder. What I have tried so far: Restoring Finder by deleting it's preference file Verifying the disk and filesystem Cleaning up caches with Onyx None of these things have made any improvements. To see if it's a problem on system or user account level, I created another account and tested everything there, and no problem! It's just my account that has this problem. There's also another issue with may be related: When I delete stuff from external drives, my trash can will show that it has contents in it, but when opening it in Finder, there's nothing there. I have to eject and remount drives for their trashes to show up and be deleted. This is true both for old drives and brand new drives newly formatted. So my question is: Has anyone else has this issue, and solved it? If so, how was it solved? Does anyone have a clue what service that is responsible for updating finder with file changes? If so I could try clearing some more preference files and see if it helps. Any help appreciated. I really don't want to start over with a new account.