I recently upgraded to Yosemite, but I'm not sure if this is a Yosemite-related bug.
My application folder (/Applications) does not open in finder (see screenshots) The spinner keep spinning in the bottom right corner. Also, when I "Get Info", it keeps calculating the size and never completes. Also, when I drag the Applications folder to the dock, nothing happens.
However, it works fine in Terminal:
$ cd /; ls -lh drwxrwxr-x+ 129 root admin 4.3K Oct 17 03:14 Applications
When I go inside the Applications folder (in terminal), I can list all the files in it.Oddly enough, most of them are greyed out, and it only says "total 8" when I have way more than 8 apps.
$ cd /Applications; ls -lh total 8 drwxr-xr-x 4 root wheel 136B Apr 23 2013 3Hub.app drwxr-xr-x@ 4 myusername staff 136B May 20 13:02 Adium.app drwxrwxr-x 5 root admin 170B Feb 7 2013 Adobe drwxrwxr-x@ 7 root admin 238B Feb 14 2013 Adobe Acrobat XI Pro lrwxr-xr-x 1 root admin 92B Feb 14 2013 Adobe Application Manager -> /Applications/Utilities/Adobe Application Manager/CCM/Utilities/AdobeCreativeCloudClient.app drwxrwxr-x@ 8 root admin 272B Feb 7 2013 Adobe Bridge CS6 drwxr-xr-x@ 3 myusername staff 102B Jul 20 2012 Adobe Cleaner.app drwxr-xr-x@ 3 myusername staff 102B Dec 12 2012 Adobe Download Assistant.app drwxrwxr-x@ 6 root admin 204B Feb 7 2013 Adobe Extension Manager CS6 drwxrwxr-x@ 13 root admin 442B Feb 7 2013 Adobe Illustrator CS6 drwxrwxr-x@ 13 root admin 442B Feb 7 2013 Adobe Photoshop CS6 drwxr-xr-x 3 root wheel 102B Feb 7 2013 Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.app drwxr-xr-x@ 3 myusername admin 102B Oct 15 2012 Air Video Server.app drwxr-x---@ 5 myusername staff 170B Dec 12 2013 Android Development Kit drwxr-xr-x+ 3 root wheel 102B Jul 11 15:49 App Store.app
I can even open my apps in Terminal:
$ cd /Applications; open Notes.app
Mission Control works fine as well.
Does anyone know how I can see my Applications in Finder? I've tried the usual Disk Utility (verify/repair permissions) and even reinstalled a fresh copy of Mac OSX Yosemite (using recovery).
Note: I did mess around with ~/Library/Preferences immediately after installing Yosemite because of the background flashing bug (I deleted some plists files to fix that bug).
Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Yosemite (10.10), upgrade from latest mavericks