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When opening it shows "as icons" but if I select "as list" or if I select desktop folder, it freeze and doesn't show anything nor close the window. Following is my log:

Marcador - 20/08/2014 14:09:17
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: -[__NSCFString hasPrefix:]: nil argument
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: (
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