Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to lipwak)
For your main problem I would start figuring out if this problem is system wide or just in your user account.
You can make a temporary account to test with.
If it's only in your account, something must be corrupt there. But I wouldn't know what to look for. Maybe a higher level forum member can tune in here. If it's system wide I'd personally do a reinstall, which is likely less work than figuring out what the problem is exactly...
Maybe you can do a safe boot, can take some time, as your disk is checked and repaired. Might help. Doesn't hurt.
For the second (PS) problem:
You can create an alias of your Home folder by holding Option + Command keys and then drag your home folder to the desktop. (this shortcut works for any alias you want to make.)
! Don't drag from the sidebar !
drag from this location:
Macintosh HD (or whatever your internal disk is called) > Users > Your homefolder.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 22, 2013 7:12 PM (in response to --A--C--)
Wow, just did the option command and drag of my home folder and once on the desktop, double-clicking on it gives me a resolving alias message! Oh well. At least I know how to do that...
I still have to set up a test with another account. I'll get to that eventually.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 30, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to lipwak)
I reinstalled the system software today. Aliases needed to be reolved so I double-clicked on a bunch on my desktop. The second time around they opened up as they should. I rebooted. On reboot, they needed to be resolved again. Even creating new aliases doesn't help.
I had talked to Apple Care about a week ago. They didn't have any ideas. So, I now have to live with aliases being broken.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2013 11:38 AM (in response to lipwak)
Now, for reasons unbenownst to me, aliases on the desktop are working. They weren't working yesterday, even with newly-created aliases. I haven't thrown much of anything out, still have about 177 gb free on the HD, have about 3 gb on the desktop, haven't downloaded any apps or much else other than system updates... (On 6/6 did the iTunes and security update.)
Let's hope this lasts.