# List view in Finder is broken

My Finder is broken (OS X 10.9.5). Icon view works fine, but List, Columns, and Cover Flow do not work at all.

When I switch to "List View" (cmd+2), the contents panel of the Finder window does not update. However, if I click around randomly the files will still open. So it is only a problem with the display.

I can revert to Icon View (cmd+1) and it will start working immediately. Related, my desktop icons have the same problem. I can't select icons on my desktop by dragging my mouse, but they are clickable. Relaunching Finder will fix this, but usually stops working very quickly.

I have tried deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist, but it did not help.

What else can I try?

Update:

1) Everything works fine on a Guest account

2) "View as Columns" works as well IF I disable "Show icons" in "View Options". When I check the "Show icons" box it stops working, when I uncheck the box the Finder window starts working again immediately.

Update 2:

My problem seems to be fixed. I applied several System Updates (through Software Update) which seems to have caused some settings to be reset. At that point, my problem was 99% fixed; List View worked but was still a bit buggy (some of the "expand" arrows were missing). I followed the instructions from this page (posted below for convenience), and now it seems to be 100% back to normal for now.

Delete icon cache files:

$sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.dock.iconcache -exec rm {} \;$ sudo find /private/var/folders/ -name com.apple.iconservices -exec rm -rf {} \;

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