Grid spacing issue after 10.12 update

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by yusukeaoki, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Tokyo, Japan
    #1
    Hi, Ive been having trouble with grid spacing after updating my MBP 17in to Sierra.
    For some reason, after the OS update, my grid spacing were all messed up.
    Not the spacing I used to use.

    But thats fine, I just edited to the original spacing with View Options.
    And I even clicked the "Use as default"

    However, even though I did that, its still messing up my grids in a lot of areas.
    I have a 3TB external HDD that I frequently connect, but even though I fixed the grids and chose to use as default, they still come back messed up after a reconnect my HDD.

    Same thing happens to my secondary HDD (or my optibay HDD).
    I fix the grids but after few restarts/shut downs, they come all messed up again.
    Even in the View Options, the grid is not where I set as default.

    Is anyone having a same issue? Or is there a fix to this?

    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    #2
    I have not seen this. But you could try trashing com.apple.desktop.plist and Restart.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #3
    The only fix is to delete the hidden .DS_Store files, which store your preference for particular directories. Grid spacing is something that you can set for each directory and it won’t be affected when you change the defaults. Deleting these files will accept the new default.

    You can do that with these Terminal commands:
    • For your home directory:
      Code:
      find ~ -type f -name .DS_Store -delete
    • For your entire Macintosh HD:
      Code:
      sudo find -x / -type f -name .DS_Store -delete
    • For an external drive (replace <volume> with the name):
      Code:
      find -x /Volumes/<volume> -type f -name .DS_Store -delete
    Be sure to make no typos. You can see a list of these files by removing the ‘-delete’ at the end. It will then just list all the files instead.
     
  4. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    #4
    Thank you so much! This fixed my irritating problem!
     
  5. yusukeaoki thread starter macrumors 68030

    yusukeaoki

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    Tokyo, Japan
    #5
    Hi again, this fixed my problem back at the time, however, it started doing grid issues again.
    I tried to use the same commands on my terminal but they all come back with "Permission denied".
    Any ideas?
     

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