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#231603 - 10/09/04 09:17 PM Finder Icon Scramble
macgator Offline
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Registered: 06/17/01
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Using the Icon layout (versus the list layout) the position of the icons are reverting to a scrambled (but always the same) position after a Finder relaunch. This occures in the System Hard Drive window, the Application, Library and System folder windows. Folders below these levels are not affectedl. The Application folder has the icon layout set by the Views menu item "Keep Arranged by" check box. However after a relaunch the icons are reset to the same scrambled position and the "Keep Arranged by" box is unchecked. There are three other hard drive partitions but they are not affected, only the system partition is scrambled.

Any help will be appreciated.

867MHz G4, 896 MB Ram, OSX 10.3.5


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#231604 - 10/10/04 07:33 AM Re: Finder Icon Scramble [Re: macgator]
nchapman Offline
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You might try deleting the invisible .DS_Store files in those folders, since as I understand it those files store this kind of view info for the folders that contain them. You can use something like Invisibles or Cocktail or any of a number of other utilities to reveal these files for deleting.
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#231605 - 10/10/04 02:19 PM Re: Finder Icon Scramble [Re: nchapman]
macgator Offline
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Registered: 06/17/01
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Thanks nchapman, deleted the ds_stores with Cocktail and after a restart the arrangement of the icons in the affected folders were correct, not scrambled. Will keep a watch on it but believe that solved the problem.

Thanks again, this forum has helped several times, great asset.

karl

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