Finder weirdness - shared system does not display

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jasimon9, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. jasimon9 macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2009
    Yesterday when I powered on a Windows XP system on my network, it did not show up in Finder in the Shared section. I wrote that off to typical networking weirdness. However, when I try to attach a file to an email, the mini-finder that comes up does show the Windows system.

    Here are my questions:

    1. What is causing the two different Finders to show differently?

    2. Is there a way to force refreshing of the display of Shared systems so that the missing host will be found? (It seems that it is a common problem that systems will sometimes not show up).
  2. jasimon9 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2009
    I found the solution: Relaunch Finder via the dock context menu.

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