I'm on OS X 10.9.5. Finder is slowly driving me insane. I cannot get it to work so that I'm not losing tons of time correcting its window behavior. I'm in Columns view 99% of the time, because I find that the easiest way to see everything at a glance if you have a lot of files and folders. Here is the problem: when I click on a folder a new column to the right appears, showing the contents of that folder - the problem being, that now the original folder column scoots to the left OUT OF VIEW - AARGH!!! And there is no way I can get it back!!! Now, that happens when the column is quite wide - I need to widen the column, because in the list the folders have often long names. If I keep the folders narrow, this doesn't tend to happen - but I don't have that option! Is there some way to tell Finder to please not hide the columns when a new column appears? Because it's a bear to get it back - I have to either completely quit the window and start again... just to get back to the folder column! - or keep clicking back and losing the new column in turn. Sometimes I can manage to grab the column divider on the left and widen it to reveal the disappeared column to the right, but that's not always an option. It's just such a mess I cannot function like this if working for any length of time stuff takes 10 times longer than it has to. I looked into preferences and the only way around I guess would be to have folders open in new windows and not in tabs, at which point I'll have a million windows. All I want is for the stupid columns not to disappear - I'm on a 27" iMac, there is plenty of screen space, so no need to hide columns. Any ideas?