05-17-2007, 11:43 PM #1
Files don't appear when saved/downloaded
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- May 17, 2007
Tried searching this, but it's kind of hard to describe my issue for searching purposes....
My brand new machine--24" iMac, 2.16ghz core duo, OSX 10.4.9--has this problem where certain files don't appear when they are created. A couple examples:
When downloading a file from the internet, a picture, email attachment, whatever, the file won't appear on the desktop (where my saved internet files should be directed). If I perform a search from the finder for the file, it will appear on the finder window and on the desktop.
Similarly, when I save certain files (I can't say ALL files, since I only have a few days' experience with this machine), they don't appear where I have saved them to. Again, a search sets everything straight.
What gives? Any help is appreciated.
EDIT: A reboot seems to have solved the problem for now...was it as simple as that??
05-17-2007, 11:49 PM #2
could have been. i would have also suggested, if that didn't work, to try deleting the finder plist (spotlight finder and it's under the documents section).Please participate in our Member of the Month polls. Every vote counts! And remember to use the user reputation system!
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05-18-2007, 06:58 AM #3MacHeadCaseGuest
I have a feeling that it just meant that the cache had to be purged through a restart. As eric pointed out, deleting the plist is also a good idea (and fixes even stranger behaviours from Mac OS X) but for changes to take effect, you need to restart anyway.
05-19-2007, 10:35 AM #4
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I also have similar problems sometimes. When I empty trash, the bin does not empty itself, but I have to click on each of the item to see it disappear
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