Yup. It leaves all files intact. It says so on the Apple Support site and I verified it with Jim. wink And I mis-typed the key combo. It's command/R. It's in progress right now, so hopefully it will fix the problem.

This issue, and finder windows taking a long time to populate when first opened seem to be widespread. Get on the stick, Apple. 10.9.1 way soon, please. smirk