Lion update - folder locations lost after reboot

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After updating to lion I have the following problem:
I am working on several projects, so for each project I open a finder window with several tabs for the different directories. After rebooting the finder windows and tabs are opened again but almost everytime each tab shows my user home directory.

I did not have this "bug" with Snow Leopard.

Does someone have the same problem?
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derby

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joshhhab

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same problem after upgrade, try to reinstall it and use clean demo version, same result
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mirko.bischler

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same problem here. (10.7.1)
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attima

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Same problem here too (10.7.1).
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derby

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Is there any chance to fix this issue soon? It's really annoying !!! I'm wondering if the problem results from OS X or totalfinder?
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kan.ikaring

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Same here with 10.7.2.
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ant.richard

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Same problem here since upgrading to Lion.
Had the problem with 10.7, 10.7.1 and still with 10.7.2

It's not a "big" issue, but it's really REALLY annoying =/
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oivind.idso

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Same issue here (still). All locations reset regularly upon reboot/boot.

Won't buy until this is resolved (though it's not really looking good, is it).
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carolus.davidsen

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I've been having the same issue for months as well. When will this finally be tackled?
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Cary Black

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I finally gave up and uninstalled the program. It was just too frustrating.
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oivind.idso

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Good to see the developer following up on this (or not, as is the case). Disappointing.
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pavel.krivka

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Same issue with 10.7.3.
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carolus.davidsen

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So, are the developers going to keep ignoring this issue? Because really, fuck you for not listening to your paying customers. Is there any way I can get a refund?
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oivind.idso

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This is what I realle loathe about this "getsatisfaction" system - it's like posting into a giant, black hole most of the time, with no response from developers.

TotalFinder isn't the only app that has support which sucks on getsatisfaction, but still.
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derby

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By now this bug is so annoying that i went to uninstall totalfinder.
All of my colleagues already did so much earlier.

It's too bad because I payed for it and there is nobody who neither cares nor supports to fix this issue.

Where are you guys?
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Hi guys, I'm sorry I overlooked this topic on GS. There is so many discussions going on that I'm almost afraid to open it :)

I have just tested it with TotalFinder 1.3.2 on Lion. Folder restoration works just fine here for me. The only problem are tabs pointing to some shared folders over network. The problem here is that after restart those locations are not mounted, so Finder cannot "cd" into that location and reverts back to "All My Files".

Isn't this your case? Simple workaround would be to mount external drives prior launching TotalFinder in Login Startup Items.
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ant.richard

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Hi Antonin,

I'm using TotalFinder on my laptop with tabs pointing only on local folders (I don't have any shared folder over network). And yet I still get that issue of "lost" tabs location...

Rgds
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Antonin Hildebrand, Developer

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please open one TotalFinder window with problematic folder
go to terminal and execute this command:
https://gist.github.com/bc231f51c6f0f...

after TotalFinder auto-relaunch, does it lose tabs locations?
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ant.richard

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As I see this command will restart the Finder, I'll execute it later (I'm currently copying some files thus can't restart the Finder).
Have I mentionned that I don't have this issue on each reboot? For me, it's random, but maybe it's related to the regular OSX scripts?
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Krivka7

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I have same problem. Not almost every time but random (est. 40% of loss). I used to have two tabbed windows. From time to time i lost only content of second window. I cannot see any regularities. Pavel
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derby

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I think it's the same situation for everyone. Sometimes the locations are restored correctly after reboot but allmost everytime they are lost.
I will try the TotalFinder auto-relaunch script tomorrow and see what's happening.

I also had the idea that this could be a result of this Lion settings feature: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/18/disabl...
In my case this restore setting is not active.

Another idea is the checkbox "Reopen Windows When Logging Back In" appearing in the shutdown dialog window:
http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/25/disabl...

You think this could cause the bug?
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I've had this problem in my Lion configuration as well. I suspect, like others, that I'm not alone in having a multiple-drive configuration (MacPro). For some reason, it appears that Lion is mounting the additional drives after TotalFinder launches.

I went in and disabled the Finder's resume windows feature, and still no luck.

Any ideas?
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derby

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So after having reinstalled totalfinder a few days ago and updated to the latest version, at first it seemed to work fine. All tabs have been reopened again correctly. Today after booting all tabs in each finder window again show my user home directory :-(

After executing the terminal command posted by Antonin no change, each tab shows home directory. If I open any different directories in a few tabs and execute the terminal command, after finder restart the directories are restored correctly.

So the problem really seems to be caused by the order autorun applications are launched and maybe the Lion restore functions I mentioned before.

Anyway it's annoying and frustrating to busy oneself with this, so I went back to use forklift ...
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getraf

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I had the same issues in 10.7.0, 10.7.1, 10.7.2, 10.7.3, 10.7.4 and continue to have the same issues in 10.8.0, 10.8.1.
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Mike Maturo, Employee

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Is anyone still having problems with tabs in TotalFinder? My tabs in 1.4.18 are consistently saved.
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ant.richard

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I haven't had this issue for months now... (now running OSX 10.8.4 and TotalFinder 1.4.18).