icon previews in dock-stacks missing?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by neocitron, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. neocitron macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2003
    Hi there.

    Searched hight and low and couldn't find a solution to this.

    In my dock, the stacked folders, such as my downloads folder, has blank/missing icons when clicked on... Yet, when i view the folder in the finder, the icons are fine.

    What gives?

    I've reset all caches, trashed all the relevant preferences to no avail.
    Even tried running all options in Cocktail.

  2. lainsonj macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Try this...

    Had the same problem. Been searching for weeks. This fixed it for me...

    1) Click on your stack to display it as a stack
    2) wait
    3) keep waiting
    4) eventually, all your preview icons will show up

    After that first wait, they show up faster next time.

    That worked for me.

    Good luck!
  3. lainsonj macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2011
    Remove PDF's from your stack

    Did a little more testing.

    Remove any PDF's from your stack. The remaining preview icons will appear very quickly.

    Not sure why PDF previews are slowing it down. Default viewer set as Adobe Reader or as Preview makes no difference.

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