3 Replies Latest reply: May 13, 2012 7:44 AM by iGamer007
Horacio_nm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello there,


I am quite in panic here! well, don't know if there is a reason but here is my case:


I've just made visible the hidden files in Lion to find the famous Library folder using: defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES, in the Terminal.


When I wanted to hide them back using defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles NO i get the following:



defaults[297:707] Could not write domain com.apple.Finder; exiting


IS that a problem? Did I do something wrong? What do I do now? What does that mean?


Some help will be appreciated... Thanks....


I have found other related threaths (i.e. https://discussions.apple.com/message/9336078#9336078) but none of them have a solution


any ideas???

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • quicksilver8 Level 2 Level 2 (310 points)

    In the hidden var/root/Library/Preferences folder, search for files:


    com.apple.finder.plist.lock file

    and trash them. Quit Finder and restart it.

  • Horacio_nm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much quicksilver8 ... it solved my problem!!!

  • iGamer007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It sure solved my problem of hiding the files again but now even after restarting the computer many times the files are missing. This is causing 2 really annoying problems.


    • First problem is that whenever i open my account 3 applications(utorrent, itunes and houdini) open up. I tried all the ways listed on the web to solve this but still these applications open up every time.


    • The second problem is that safari never stores and history at all. Everytime i quit safari the history files get deleted. I checked the preferences if there is any problem with my settings but they as the same as before.


    Is there any way i can recover the 2 files(com.apple.finder.plist and com.apple.finder.plist.lockfile)? or is there a way with which i can solve the 2 problems?


    Any help would be great. Thanks.