Since Upgrading my 2018 MacBook Air (16 gb of memory, 500 gb hard drive [105 gb spare]) to MacOS Big Sur 11.6 I’ve run into an odd problem.
I have a running Time Machine, but in addition, once a month I open my Documents folder, Select all, copy all files and folders and then paste them into a new folder on an external drive. Suspenders and a belt, I know, but I’ve been burned before.
Yesterday I went to open the documents folder and it won’t open. Command-I reports that it’s got 5.6GB of data. I can search for a particular file by name (or partial) and it shows up (and is accessible). If I wish to attach a file to an email, when i click the paperclip a list of files (date sorted) from the Documents folder appears (and can be attached).
But attempting to open the folder in Finder, whether by double clicking or by using the menu File–>Open produces…nothing. No reaction, no error message, nothing.
Has anyone else experienced this - and more important has anyone got a fix for it?