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    Finder Stopped Working
    Using tinker tool I unhide hidden folders and then when I clicked on relaunch finder, my desktop would not load. I think its because I had a USB External HD Connected when I clicked on relaunch finder.

    So basically what's happened is that my desktop does not load, no HD icon, no folders nothing. However I can access the folders that were on my desktop by going to finder from the dock and then clicking and desktop in the sidebar. Also I can not drag any folders or files to my desktop from finder. For example I can not drag a file from my documents folder to my desktop but I can drag folders to the desktop folder in finder.

    What I've done so far is
    - clean my user and system cache - using the app main menu
    - went to disk utility and verified disk permissions - nothing found
    - cleaned corrupted preferences files using main menu

    Am I going to have to reinstall Mac OS X
    Does anyone know how to fix this?

    Thanks for any help

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    Sorry for double posting but I fixed the issue.

    I learnt a neat thing about Mac OS X today. If you delete the .plist file of a given application that often fixes your problem. I don't know why, anyone know?

    anyway what I did was I done a spotlight for finder.plist and moved that file to my home folder and then restarted my mac and it worked.

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    MacHeadCase
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    Have you tried from your internal hard drive to launch OnyX and use the same script, hide/unhide? Maybe using another app would work better. OnyX has been updated in the last few days check it out.



    Edited to add:

    Never mind. Just read your post above...

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