2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2013 3:00 AM by Q't
Q't Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hey people, I really need help with this.


several months ago I accidentally deleted something (I don't know what and I don't know how.) Since then "all my files" stopped working. Every time I click it on the sidebar. The "all my files"icon just flash, then nothing. the window doesn't go to 'all my files'. after several times clicking, the system slows and finder dies(the grey bar at the top of the window disappears).


So everytime this happens I have to restart the labtop. Eventually I untick 'all my files' from 'finder preferences->sidebar'.


Then I found a way to make my own 'all the files' that had something to do with 'search'. Can't remember how I did it. But yesterday I accidentally deleted that tooooooo!!!!!!! *Otz*


So......, please help me either restored 'all my files' or teach me how to make my own 'all my files'. *pretty pretty please*

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Morgan R Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)

    Have you tried the solution described by macjack in this thread:


    Sounds like something in Finder got mucked up.

    From the Finder "Go" menu hold the option key and choose Library. Then go to Preferences trash these two files:



    Then, restart.(You will have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)

  • Q't Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Did it. Didn't help. and I have to reset some of my prefs.


    Can you tell me how to make a search exactly like "all my files"? Coz 'all my files' is just a saved search.

    If anyone know how to do that, I can just replace 'all my files' with the new saved search.