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relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

After upgrading to Mountain Lion on my Retina MBP, I have had trouble navigating in Finder. When I select "Documents" in the sidebar, it just opens into the sidebar I was in prior (lets say "Music" for the sake of the question).

 

I've tried repairing permissions, killing Finder, restarting - nothing seems to fix this really odd behavior. I literally can't get into my Documents folder even by navigating to Users/username/Documents.

 

Any help would be appreciated. This is driving me mad.


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion
  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    Video Showing Problem: http://youtu.be/_AtHLUBcZQk

  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    After a clean install, the problem still persists. Any ideas?

  • murtop Level 1 (0 points)

    Having the same problems, have to relaunch finder and problem goes away for a bit then comes back. happy I found your post as I was going to fresh re-install os. Have you found any solution yet. I've no doubt we will wait for months for apple to respond.  Come to think of it, Lion introduced finder bugs so I rang apple, they told me to do a full clean install. After I did the clean install, they went away. Have you done a full clean install without using back up from time machine.

  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    Nothing yet, but the YouTube video is bringing out more people with the same issue. I have done every maintainance operation available to fix it and still nothing. I can guarantee that it is a legitimate bug and even reinstallation doesn't seem to fix it.

     

    The only thing that offers a little solace is fixing the folder view from tile to in-line. But, I've always used tile view and this is just a pain for me personally. Let me know if you find any new info.

  • timothyfmcdaniel Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for posting this. I thought I was going crazy. I have repaired disk permissions, quit finder and finally did 2 clean installs and this problem still exist. Lets hope Apple fixes it sooner rather than later.

  • parna Level 2 (295 points)

    After the clean install, did you import your user files etc, or just log in to a fresh installation as per a new Mac?

     

    If you did import stuff, have you tried setting up a new test user (System Preferences, Users and Groups and use the plus sign under the text Login Items), login in to see if it still does it in a new account?

  • timothyfmcdaniel Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a new clean install. Then redownloaded my apps again from the Mac App Store. As relativeculture pointed out, the problem only happens in folder view. I have not tried setting up a new user yet, I'll post back the results.

  • Gnarlodious Level 4 (3,220 points)

    That is definitely a bug. Does it do the same thing in Folder view? Change views with little buttons upper right of the Toolbar.

  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a completely clean install using a brand new boot partition and didn't import a thing. The problem is still there. It is definitely a bug as Gnarlodious said.

     

    The problem goes away when you aren't in "icon tile view". However, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's lived on tile view since birth

  • parna Level 2 (295 points)

    I did a completely clean install using a brand new boot partition and didn't import a thing. The problem is still there. It is definitely a bug as Gnarlodious said.

     

    Yet it is not that common. I cannot reproduce it, in either a clean install or an upgraded system. Wonder if it is specific to certain models of computer or graphics card?

  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm running a 2.6Ghz 2012 Retina.

  • timothyfmcdaniel Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried setting up a new user account and the problem is still there. Here are my specs:

     

    21.5-inch, Mid 2011

    2.5 GHz Intel Core i5

    4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB

  • timothyfmcdaniel Level 1 (0 points)

    Has anyone figured this problem out. It's quite annoying and I really don't want to uninstall again or downgrade.

  • relativeculture Level 1 (0 points)

    Nope. I've just been checking this thread. I'm tempted to downgrade because it's really messing with my usual productivity. Lets hope Apple takes notice.

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