Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to pws442)
..... Safe Mode did not help, nor did deleting apple.com.finder.plists and apple.com.sidebar.plists files
Currently Being ModeratedMar 20, 2013 1:53 PM (in response to pws442)
Check System Preferences/Spotlight/Privacy to make sure the Macintosh hard drive hasn't somehow been excluded.
Another suggestion I read was to drag the Macintosh hard drive into All My Files.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 2:11 AM (in response to Eric Root)
This didn't do it. I had to have two finder windows open. One showing the HDD, and other showing All My Files in the Sidebar. (Obviously, I couldn't open All My Files.) I dragged the HDD on top of All My Files, and got this message: You can’t open the application “All My Files” because it may be damaged or incomplete.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 2:14 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
Thank you Linc. I did this 3 hours ago, and All My Files opens properly. As a bonus: DevonNote now automatically opens in Full screen mode. It used to retain persistency, but that had vanished as well. My Safari windows all re-opened to their prior state. Life is good. Many thanks.