9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2013 1:47 PM by macjack
azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

Upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. All my files in "Pictures" are still  listed, but none of them will show in Finder as Icons, Lists, Columns or Cover, the various folders open but there's nothing there. Any suggestions?


  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Try starting in Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs?

    Restart holding the "shift" key.

    (Expect it to take longer to start this way because it runs a directory check first.)


    If this works look in System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login items and delete any third party login items (-), you can always add them back with the (+). Don’t just “hide” them by checkmark.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    Might be Finder preferences are corrupted ...



    Open the Finder. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder


    Type or copy paste the following:




    Click Go then move the com.apple.finder.plist file to the Trash



    See if that makes a difference.

  • azartguy Level 1 (0 points)


    Now this is interesting. If you look at this discussion here on the Forum https://discussions.apple.com/message/23127835#23127835

    you'll see that deleting the "plist" is the work-around to solve my problems with Aperture 3 not reading PSD files.


    The upgrade to Mavricks and Aperture 3.5 somehow solved that problem, so I'm reluctant to mess around with whatever the "plist" is. What exactly am I doing by deleting it?


  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (103,360 points)

    You're resetting Finder preferences to default.


    It's a common troubleshooting tool.



    The Finder .plist has nothing to do with Aperture.




    message edited by: cs

  • azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

    Carolyn, I see there is more than one Finder "plist," so which am I deleting?












    Message was edited by: azartguy

  • azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

    Carolyn, assuming the first plist was the correct one, I trashed it. No change.

    MacJack, tried the "safe" boot. There are no other User log-ins. No change.


  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Delete ALL the Finder plists you listed. Then immediately log out and back in or restart. There should only be 1 plist for Finder,

  • azartguy Level 1 (0 points)

    Macjack, whatever those plist preferences were, and wherever they came from, trashing them solved the problem. Thank you very much,


  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Glad to hear that

    You're welcome.