Finder preferences & windows won't appear

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by rdpark, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. rdpark macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2011
    N. Bay Area, SFO
    I'm have a problem I haven't seen posted yet: my finder preference window won't come to the front. When I switch from one desktop to another, I can see the preferences window underneath the sliding desktops/applications. However, it's not moving with the others. And, there is usually another window displaying finder info, but I don't recognize it yet. Finally, when I try to go into the windows menu of the finder and bring all of them forward, I see multiple listings of the disk drive -up to 8 - of my disk drive and the check box/toggle (?) for finder preferences. None are brought forward though when I attempt it. I tried removing the system library preference file (plist) and it didn't help.
  2. dashard macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2004
    New York City

    You are not alone. Clicking on my Finder's Dock icon will not budge the Finder to the front. So far the only fix that I see is to right-click the Dock icon and choose "New Finder Window", which will then come to the front. Simply clicking the Finder Dock icon (clicking, command-clicking, option-clicking, cmd-option-clicking) will not bring the Finder forward. I'd thought it might be a Space/Dock issue but can't seem to isolate where the problem lies.

    To be clear, I don't share your multiple drive listings, and my issue isn't just the Finder prefs window but the Finder itself, but the symptoms of it refusing to come forward are the same. I would guess there's a common thread here.

    Thought you might want to know you're not alone (very quiet thread indeed!). Found this post when searching for a fix. Frustrating.
  3. dave.aus macrumors newbie

    Dec 19, 2011
    Same Problem

    Hey i am experiencing the same problem. when i click on the finder in the dock it won't come forward and i have no die how to fix this problem. HELP

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