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Nov 30, 2014

For some times now I have problems with finder. First I thought it was a problem accessing the network but I also have the problem with the local folders!! 

After logging to my account, it works well for some times and then suddenly (may be after accessing machine on my network - Synology NAS) finder begin to show all folders as they are empty!!! 

The funny thing is that if for instance I do a "file/open" within an app or do an attachment and so access a "windows like finder" it works!!

But if I use the finder ... folders are empty (shown as ...). 

The only thing to get everything back is to restart the computer (and many times I have to hard stop the machine as the finder is not working anymore and my mac mini don't want to restart. I keep the desktop background and nothing happened!! 

The strange thing is that it seems I don't have the problem on my MacBook Pro!! The mac mini was a clean install! 

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May 26, 2012

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