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Fix apparently-empty folders created by Stuffit Expander
Authored by: schaps on Jul 11, '08 05:26:59AM

I think this is a Finder bug still present in 10.4.11 -- I just had it happen to me just now - I copied a folder with 5 files in it via my home Airport LAN from my MBP to my iMac's Desktop, and when I got up here to check it, the Finder info said "No items" for that folder. Double-clicking it opened an empty folder. Close folder, launch Terminal, enter 'ls -la ' and drag the folder to the Terminal to fill in the path and <enter> shows my files, and I am the owner of them. Back to Finder, folder still shows "No items" on the Desktop, but double-click it to open it now, and it shows my files. Close it and double-click to open it several times, it always shows the files, but the icon on the Desktop still shows "No items." Get Info on the folder shows the 2 MB of files, I am the owner of the folder with Read/Write permissions. Close Get Info window, folder on Desktop still shows "No items" - and I am now getting concerned and understand how I might have lost data in the past.

I am sure that relaunching the Finder will probably fix the display, but I want to try something else first. I drag/drop another file to the folder, and the 'No items' updates to '6 items.' <Undo> returns my file, and the icon updates to '5 items.'

Wow, I am amazed that this bug persists so late in this OS version's life.



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