4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 19, 2012 3:30 PM by BDAqua
MatthiasAntwerp Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

 

Since some time my Finder won't auto arrange my files by kind anymore. If I select this option, it simply doesn't do anything. I can auto arrange by name, dates, size, anything except for by kind. THis wouldn't be so much of a problem, if it weren't the only option I actually use to auto arrange…
Been trying to find a solution, but I don't find anything on the internet, and I don't seem to be able to fix it myself either.
Anyone who has experienced the same problem and knows how to fix it? Or someone who doesn't have the problem and knows how to fix this?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Grts

 

Matthias


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Hi Matthias,

     

    I'll try to check in a few hours when I have 10.7.5 available.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    OK, it just works here, so I'd try this after my investigations...

     

    First, Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.

     

    Then move these files to the Desktop for now...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

     

    Reboot & test.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

  • MatthiasAntwerp Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot! Worked like a charm!

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Great news, thanks!