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  • verstaerker2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and now it seem i got my user account fixed by rebuilding the spotlight-index:

     

    sudo mdutil -E -v -a

  • AJDesignCo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    SUCCESS!
    (at least apparent, temporary success...)

     

    Here is what worked for me:

     

    1) Open Finder and navigate to this location:

     

    HD > Library > Preferences > SystemConfiguration

     

    2) Find the file named preferences.plist

     

    3) Rename the file to preferences.plist.old (this preserves the data in case you need to restore the file for some reason)

     

    4) Your system will then rebuild the preferences.plist file (not sure whether that happenes immediately or upon rebooting).

     

    Let me know if this worked for you. This instantly solved my problem, and I'll keep an alias to that location on my desktop so I can repeat the process if the slow behavior reappears. Hopefully Apple will fix whatever is causing this problem with preferences.plist.

     

    Have a great day!

  • brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    AJDesignCo  suggested renaming /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist   to force a rebuild of the file.

     

    and wrote also:

    Let me know if this worked for you.

     

     

    Thanks for the post. The only solution that has worked here( i.e. on my machine ) is the edit of /private/etc/auto_master as suggested by Snaggletooth_DE.

     

    To try  AJDesignCo's suggestion:

    I backed out Snaggletooths_DE's suggestion and renamed per AJDesignCo's suggestion; it was not a solution here. My test is to simply open the Preview.app and use the File==>Open... menu. The dialog clocks ( spinning gear icon in lower left of dialog window ) and doesn't populate the files as per the original issue.

     

    Please note the related discussion which is also solved by Snaggletooth_DE's workaround here

     

    Please send feedback and bug reports to Apple because they do NOT monitor these lists for bugs and we need them to fix it. Thank you.

  • zer0ed Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here! The only solid fix I've found is Snaggletooth_DE's one!

  • AJDesignCo Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Sorry for the dead end if it didn't work for you, brilor. So far, my system is still in good shape and displaying files in the Open or Save dialog with no delay.

     

    I did submit feedback to Apple. In my feedback, I linked a couple of forum threads like this one.

  • jthomp1286 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Snaggletooth_DE's fix worked for me as well. I wonder if this has been fixed in the 10.9.2 beta.

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    Would you mind explaing --- step by step how to do this in Terminal?

    Should I be in the Root (HD) directory or Home?  I tied to do this with text edit but no go.

     

    Thanks...

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)

    TextEdit can't do it because it won't unlock the file. Use the free TextWrangler instead. It will ask if you want to unlock the file. Do so, and you can save the change (which is just adding one # symbol to the beginning of the /net line).

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    OK, downloaded text wragler.  I am looking at a blank page. Please explain it to me like I was a child -- I am 60 so, close to it.

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    OK, I opened private/etc/auto_master in text Wrangler, I put a # in front of /net and saved it.

     

    Now what do I do?  Close Text Wrangler?

    Where do i type ---  sudo automount -vc   ?

     

    Thank You

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    OK, I opened private/etc/auto_master in Text Wrangler, I put a # in front of /net and saved it.

     

    Now what do I do?  Close Text Wrangler? OR...

    Where do i type ---  sudo automount -vc? At the bottom of the file in Text Wrangler

    OR in Terminal? If in termina... from what directory, the root? Home?

     

    Thank You

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    This is what I did in Terminal (with results) after saving the Text Wrangler file:

     

    Last login: Wed Jan 29 04:55:39 on ttys000

    joe's-imac:~ Myusename$ sudo automount -vc

    Password:

    automount: /home updated

    automount: /net unmounted

    JOE'S-imac:~ MYUSERNAME$

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)
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      Is that it? 
  • brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    babylonslim wrote:

     

    Where do i type ---  sudo automount -vc?     

    When you see 'sudo' it mostly( commands can be put in scripts but there is no script building required here ) means a command to type in to the Terminal.app.  'sudo' requests temporary root authority which is required to execute the command ( which is the 'automount -vc' ).

     

    btw: IMO older age doesn't necessarily imply computer ignorance; if it did I'd be really stupid.  I agree the original post could have been clearer about where to use the editor vs. where to use the command.

  • babylonslim Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    So...   This is what I typed in Terminal (with results) after saving the Text Wrangler file:

     

    Last login: Wed Jan 29 04:55:39 on ttys000

    joe's-imac:~ Myusename$

    sudo automount -vc

    Password:xxxxxxxx

    automount: /home updated

    automount: /net unmounted

    JOE'S-imac:~ MYUSERNAME$

     

     

       Is that the correct revisions to expect in terminal?

     

    Am I done?

     

     

    Thanks

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