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Question: How do I restore the "Use as Defaults" button?


In an effort to change the default view options for all my Finder windows, including windows I had previously changed, I ran the following command in Terminal:

sudo find / -name ".DS_Store" -exec rm {} \;

Apparently, that broke something, because now the "Use as Defaults" button in the view options window is grayed out, regardless of which directory I'm in or which view options I select. I'm absolutely stumped.

Running OS 10.13.3. Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks in advance for your help!

MacBook, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 5, 2018 10:44 AM in response to reidfromdallas In response to reidfromdallas

You deleted the .DS_Store files where that information is stored. Try changing window size and position to cause a new .DS_Store file to be created. Possibly the Use as Defaults button will be usable.

Mar 5, 2018 10:44 AM

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Question: How do I restore the "Use as Defaults" button?