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badidea
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Mar 8, 2016, 07:14 AM
 
Since I got a new MacBook Pro I am not able to make my finder view settings stick after a restart!
Is there anything I can do about that now?
I already tried fixing the permissions (with a tool called "Cocktail" since this feature has been removed from disk utility) but that didn't help!
And I already tried to delete all the .DS_store files but that didn't help either!

The MacBook Pro runs El Capitan with all the settings and data I copied from a time machine backup from my old MacBook Pro.

What do I mean with "finder view settings" you might ask?
Well, I don't like the default settings for finder windows and change that mostly to "always use icon view" and "snap to grid". After a restart these settings are always gone and reverted to the default list view setting!
Quite annoying!
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Mar 8, 2016, 02:37 PM
 
I have also had issues with this.
     
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Mar 8, 2016, 05:14 PM
 
I have powermac G5 tiger. The finder just hangs with a spinning beachball on my desktop. I cannot open any programs and applications. Never finish loading I just get the spinning beachball. Need help. Thanks
     
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Mar 8, 2016, 07:30 PM
 
Dr. B, your problem should be in it's own thread. We can move it in a bit, after you've seen this post.

You can try holding the Shift key during boot, to force a minimalist safe boot. If that doesn't cure it, disconnect any non-boot drives and the optical drive, then try to boot again. Also unplug all USB / FireWire devices except the keyboard and mouse.
     
badidea  (op)
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Mar 9, 2016, 04:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I have also had issues with this.
You had or you still have?
If you don't have the issues anymore, did they just disappear some day?

I really don't understand why I have this problem now! Never had it on my old MacBook Pro and the new one is just a clone with new hardware!
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Mar 9, 2016, 05:12 PM
 
I'm on 10.9.5 and that stupid preference never sticks for me for very long. Seems to default to list view when I initially open a new Finder window no matter what I do. I don't recall it ever working. I try with each new OS, but it remains random.

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Mar 9, 2016, 09:53 PM
 
I jumped from Snow to Yosemite. Finder view settings became unreliable for me too. It often ignores the mode to open in, instead using whatever mode I reached it via. ie - reach in column view, double-click folder, it opens in column view too. Even though it's set to always open in icon view. It does work right sometimes, but I can't predict the outcome.

Also, icon previews. I have a pictures folder set to show thumbnails. After each reboot, it doesn't show them - the preference becomes unchecked somehow.
     
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Mar 10, 2016, 08:16 AM
 
Ok, so I am not alone with this issue! Seems to be quite common and I wonder why I never read any complaints about it before!
I still don't undertstand why I didn't have these problems on my old hardware!
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Mar 10, 2016, 10:59 PM
 
Works for me nowadays. Didn't before.

Who uses cover flow view? Most useless viewing mode ever.
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