Snow Leopard Upgrade but no stacks

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  1. Winter84 macrumors newbie

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    I have just upgraded my 15" 2007 MBP from the latest version of Tiger to Snow Leopard using the DVD in the Mac Box Set. Everything seemed to go smoothly, but the stacks have not appeared in the dock, which still has the Mac OS X icon from Tiger beside the Trash.

    Any ideas how to fix this?
     
  2. celticpride678

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    Have you tried dragging the folders into the dock?
    The default stacks are Documents and Downloads.

    So, go into Finder, locate your Home Folder, drag the Documents folder into
    the right part of the Dock (past the divider) and it should work. Do the same for Downloads.
     
  3. Winter84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fine but Quick Look is also missing

    Thank you. That is a helpful workaround. Of course the manually created stacks don't have the same look as the ones Snow Leopard should have created.

    But the greater problem is that I have now realized that Quick Look is also not there. It does not show up in context menus and its icon does not appear in Finder.
     
  4. celticpride678

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    Try removing the com.apple.finder.plist file in ~/Library/Preferences.
     
  5. Winter84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately that does not help the problem.
     
  6. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Where do you have the Dock set to appear? On the Left or Right? The "Stacks" seem to work correctly only when the Dock is at the bottom.
    :confused: A folder dragged to the Dock will display as a list or as a grid when my Dock is at the Left of the screen, but also as a Stack when it is at the bottom.
    Not a consistent interface as you would expect .... from :apple:
     
  7. Winter84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Then the Stack feature should work, try option clicking the folder in the dock to make sure stacks is selected? Otherwise, I have no idea what to do.:confused:
     
  9. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    That's just plain wrong.....the "Fan" option for Stacks only is available when the Dock is at the bottom.

    S-
     
  10. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the correction, you are right, I was thinking of the fan and saying "Stacks". :eek:
    However, I still don't understand why the OP can't get this to work correctly. A fresh install seems like overkill, anyone with a better suggestion?
     
  11. interslice macrumors member

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    I have the same problem 0-0 however I do not have stacks as you said ... BUT i do have the file viewer working ... i just hit the space bar and up pops the preview - :)

    Is there anyone out their that understands what happens when you instal 10.6 over 10.4? internally? like a geek or a nerd - we could really do with one here :) Thanks a lot :p :apple:

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    OK mine is working fine now
    I just deleted the plist fileS:
    com.apple.finder.plist
    com.appl.dock.plist

    and restarted - dock reset
     
  12. Coheno macrumors newbie

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    Same problem!

    I have the same problem, but where do I find the .plist files?

    I have tried searching through spotlight but it doesn't find anything...
     
  13. simsaladimbamba

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    .plist files can be found in Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Library / Preferences.
    And searching for system files can be accomplished via the steps here:
    Best way to FULLY DELETE a program
     
  14. Coheno macrumors newbie

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    Ahh thanks for much for the quick reply, just deleted them. Going to try and restart now to see if it worked. Will there also be a Stacks option in Preferences now?
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    There never was, only if you right click on a folder icon on the Dock, you will have preferences for Stacks.

    Mac OS X v10.6: Mac 101 - The Dock, Dock Exposé, and Stacks
     
  16. Simplicated macrumors 65816

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    Finder plist has nothing to do with Dock items.

    Just run this in terminal:

    rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist && killall Dock
     
  17. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    It may be enough to restart the Dock process, as Simplicated said, with the killall Dock command in the Terminal (case is important here). If that does not fix the problem then try the solution quoted above.
     

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