Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files?
I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS/X 10.6) to a Windows server 2008 file server. I have recently found a large number of files which OS/X's finder shows as gray (like it would if the file was in the process of being copied). The files in question are all valid and complete: no corruption or missing data; in fact, I can access the files from Terminal or from a Windows computer without problem, but Finder still thinks they should be considered inaccessible.
I can "fix" the problem by copying the original file to a new name, deleting the original file, waiting a minutes or so, and then renaming the new file to the original name. (If I don't wait long enough, the new file will become gray when it is renamed to the original name.
Basically, it seems as if the Finder has failed to clear some "in-use" or "incomplete" flag [conjecture].
So, back to the original question: how can this be fixed? Ideally, I would like to be able to scan the network drives and find and fix all the gray files via Terminal or Recursive operation, so I can fix them all without wasting a lot of time.