Items/documents in folders disappear then reappear - HELP!

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  1. ProPedderKustom macrumors regular

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    My MBA has developed an annoying issue in the last 2 weeks. Sometimes I will be browsing through Finder and I click a folder that has items in it, but it comes up empty. Restarting the computer or relaunching Finder fixes this, for a day or two.

    Any thoughts on how to fix this? Please help me.
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    I've noticed that problem a few times when opening a partition on the desktop.
    See a little spinning progress bar, but none of the files I know are there.
    Restarting Finder fixes things, but the problem hasn't happened often enough for me to figure out what's causing it.
     
  3. ProPedderKustom thread starter macrumors regular

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    How often does it happen to you?
     
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  5. ProPedderKustom thread starter macrumors regular

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    Did it happen after a particular update or anything? I noticed it after going to 10.7.2.
     
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    Yup, it showed up with 10.7.2.
    However, I've been doing a lot of fiddling with items on partitions recently, so the problem might have been there earlier, and slipped notice.
     
  7. Dave16a macrumors newbie

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    Items/documents in folders disappear then reappear - HELP!

    I'm having what sounds like the same problem. I'm running 10.7.5. A few times in the last couple weeks most my files disappear in finder. Many of the directory names remain. But if I open terminal and navigate through the folders, all my files are there. Everything goes back to normal if I restart.

    I haven't set up any partitions. I do usually connect to a microsoft server that has additional files, and the server can have problems of it's own. But the disappearing problem is with local files. A friend complained to me once about this same problem.

    Not that restarting periodically is so bad, but the problem seems strange.
     

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