3 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2013 4:46 PM by nowsthetime
nowsthetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I open my applications window or my documents or downloadss windows there's nothing in them.  If I want to access a particular document or or application I have to use Spotlight.  If I can't remember the name of a document or download, I'm out of luck.  In an old old post (2008) I found the suggestion that there might be more than one applications folder, etc.  But I've done a thorough search.  That's not the case.  HELP?

  • 1. Re: finder windows empty
    nowsthetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OKAY. Solved.  There was an attached backup drive that was confusing the finder because it had applications, downloads, and documents forlders.  I ejected the drive and restarted and all OKAY

  • 2. Re: finder windows empty
    Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,575 points)

    Have you repaired permissions or even restarted your computer?

     

     

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  • 3. Re: finder windows empty
    nowsthetime Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.  Sorry to leave all that out. But I HAD repaired permissions and restarted.  What was necessary was to eject the superduper backup drive with the duplicate folders.  Then repair permissions and and restart again.  Then everything was fine, and I was able to plug that drive back in.