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Mountain Lion Folder Issues

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relativeculture Calculating status...
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Jul 27, 2012 3:09 PM

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
  • murtop Calculating status...
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    Jul 29, 2012 2:49 AM (in response to relativeculture)

    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.

  • timothyfmcdaniel Calculating status...
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    Jul 30, 2012 4:23 AM (in response to relativeculture)

    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 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 4:36 AM (in response to relativeculture)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 4:46 AM (in response to parna)

    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 Level 4 (3,220 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 7:04 AM (in response to relativeculture)

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

  • parna Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)
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    Jul 30, 2012 8:26 PM (in response to relativeculture)

    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?

  • timothyfmcdaniel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to parna)

    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 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 2, 2012 10:50 AM (in response to timothyfmcdaniel)

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

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