Photoshop: Refine edge tool fails to retain expanded selection & snaps back to original selected border

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If I first use a regular selection tool (Lasso) and then want to expand the marching ants border, the refine edge tool doesn't work properly. I can see the newly selected border (from the refine edge tool) while I am drawing it, but upon completion it disappears & the originally selected border stays in place.
I hired a tutor at $75/hour & she could not explain why this occurs. She said that not everything in CS6 works as it should.
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Brian Brownstein

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Same happens to me. :( No idea how to fix it.
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Shai Schcolnik

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Same happened to me. I suddenly thought that it might be because my mask was on a layer group and not on a single layer. This seems to be the cause for the problem I had. you might want to check if it's the same with your problem.
I have posted a more specific problem report here: