Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to mfvisuals)
Add one folder. Quit System Preferences. Relaunch. Add another folder. Quit and relaunch. Is the second folder still there? If not, are you sure the same thing happens in another account?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 2:49 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
No, the second folder isn't there. Only the first folder.
Also, if I remove all folders and restart System Preferences, the first folder added reappears.
And yes, this issue is reproduceable in a new user account (tried several) and also on a completely different Mac (2011 21" iMac) running the same version of Mac OS X.
I am becoming more and more convinced that this might be a bug in the operating system.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to mfvisuals)
It's not a bug, because I can't reproduce it on the same OS version.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 7:38 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Issue persists in Safe Boot.
After rebooting, the issue continues to persist in normal mode.
I did notice that the folders were gone after rebooting into the regular mode, but after readding some folders, the issue reoccurred.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 9:19 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I'm considering this option, although the issue is arguably not significant enough to warrant a reinstallation of the operating system.
I know this process will leave my documents and data intact, but, if I do proceed with this process, will all my third party applications still remain on the Mac?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I've reinstalled the OS per your instructions, but the issue is still occuring.
Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 5:12 PM (in response to mfvisuals)
I've started watching this thread with great interest. I can reproduce this issue, in that only the last folder I add is kept. Regardless of which ones I had, no matter how many I add, when I close preferences, only the last one added remains.
I keep a very clean system, so this is kind of surprising to me. I wonder what we have in common, since Linc can't reproduce it...
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 6:13 PM (in response to mfvisuals)
Something I've noticed...
It's not actually the last folder I enter that gets saved, it's whatever is highlighted. If I add 1, 2, or several folders, and have none of them hightlighted, meaning you highlight the main "folder" heading, for example, when you close and re-open the desktop and screen saver settings, none of them are there.
That happening for you?
I'll have access to a variety of macs tomorrow to test this one. Currently I'm on a mid 2012 macbook pro, cleanly installed mt lion; not an upgrade from Lion. I've tested in the same manner as you and the issue is always there.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 7:23 PM (in response to Imp68)
@Linc, the issue still persists after follow your latest instructions.
@Imp68, yes, I notice the same behavior. Also, I've tested this on other Macs where I work and a majority (8 out of 10, I think) of them are having the issue, and they're all running the same OS (mostly iMacs).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 7:37 PM (in response to mfvisuals)
You do seem to be triggering a bug, but I don't know how. I can't reproduce it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 11:48 AM (in response to mfvisuals)
Confirmed issue on a number of systems today. It was tried on a few iMacs, a couple Mac minis and a different Macbook Pro. All were running 10.8.3 and showed the exact same behaviour as above.
Only thing we can do is report a bug at apple.com/feedback I guess.