I was using Lion until I did a clean install with Mavericks recently. Since then some truly bizarre things are happening: 1) If I save a new file from within a program (Photoshop, Word, etc.) and then browse to the location in Finder, it doesn't show up. If I search for it in Spotlight it is found, and after clicking on the item from the Spotlight search it then shows up in Finder. I've tried this repeatedly and it is consistently happening. 2) If I create a new folder from within Finder, it does not show up in the Open File dialog from within programs. For instance, I unzipped a folder, and then tried to upload something from it to a webpage using Chrome / Safari, and the folder is not there to use when trying to access it from the web browser (also tried in Word, Photoshop). This is of maddening of course - I can barely use my computer. Things I have tried to do to fix the problem: Re-indexed Spotlight for my entire computer (no change) Repaired permissions and rebooted (no change) Does anybody have any idea what could be going on?