Constantly crashing Finder! Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by OldCorpse, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
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    Starting today evening for no reason that I can see, my finder is constantly crashing. I copy a small file, and when I click to paste, the whole folder crashes, operation not completed and I'm back on the desktop. Sometimes I click on "Get Info" on a file - same thing. Right-click on an app - crash. Random. I installed some apps today: Stuffit 11.0.2, Azureus ran it's own updates and I installed iSnip. Here's what the logs say:

    Mac OS X Version 10.4.8 (Build 8L127)
    2007-01-26 18:11:11 -0800
    2007-01-26 18:11:19.601 SystemUIServer[183] lang is:en
    2007-01-26 18:11:20.083 MagicMenuHotKeyDaemon[197] Started
    2007-01-26 18:11:23.628 SecurityFixer[198] No insecure startup items found!
    /XRefStm encountered but not yet supported.
    2007-01-26 18:29:17.455 Finder[184] *** -[NSCFType copyWithZone:]: selector not recognized [self = 0x69c9d0]
    2007-01-26 18:29:17.455 Finder[184] *** Uncaught exception: <NSInvalidArgumentException> *** -[NSCFType copyWithZone:]: selector not recognized [self = 0x69c9d0]
    Jan 26 18:29:19 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[218]: Finder crashed
    Jan 26 18:29:20 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[218]: crash report written to: /Users/bb/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Jan 26 19:36:20 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[282]: Finder crashed
    Jan 26 19:36:21 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[282]: crash report written to: /Users/bb/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Jan 26 19:52:52 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[291]: Finder crashed
    Jan 26 19:52:53 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[291]: crash report written to: /Users/bb/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Jan 26 20:21:34 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[307]: Finder crashed
    Jan 26 20:21:35 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[307]: crash report written to: /Users/bb/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Jan 26 21:27:14 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[334]: Finder crashed
    Jan 26 21:27:15 bobbybobbs-ibook-g4 crashdump[334]: crash report written to: /Users/bb/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log

    Any ideas what could be causing this? TIA!

    P.S. The MagicMenu is a Stuffit app.
  2. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    A Big Thank You!!!

    Yes, yes, yes! It did fix it! Thank you, thank you, thank you - you're a genius!

    And I'm a moron... because now I remember that I came across this very issue when I was reading the messageboards for PathFinder a few weeks ago... they reported about the contextual menus finder crashing problems with Stuffit 11.0.2, and how to fix it, including the link... why do I suffer from Alzheimers?

    But thank you for fixing this, it was quite annoying and worrisome. I was not looking foward to uninstalling a bunch of apps I just installed!
  3. islandmonusvi macrumors newbie


    Nov 29, 2006
    U.S. Virgin Islands
    Finder ... forgeddabotit...
    switch to Path Finder = ' Finder on steroids ' ( updates & techsupport, too ) :)
  4. OldCorpse thread starter macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    I agree about Finder... I'm frustrated by Finder beyond belief. I can hardly take it anymore, which is why I've looked to Path Finder.

    Problem is, Path Finder is not a trivial piece of software - it integrates at a pretty deep level with OS X - and so is vulnerable to causing instability with any minor update by Apple (like even some security updates). So, Path Finder is scary that way.

    Even so I'm so desperate and driven crazy by Finder, I'm willing to give PF a chance, which is why I was exploring it.

    However, there's a kink in all of this called: Leopard. 10.5 is coming out pretty soon (April?), and I figure a)maybe Apple has finally fixed Finder, and b)that's a very major disruption at the least, should I upgrade to it, which means Path Finder may be majorly impacted.

    Bottom line, I'll wait on what to do with Path Finder, after Leopard is out.
  5. mayad macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Finder Crashing since 10.4.7 update

    I've tried to use the solutions posted here for I am having the same problem but it seems to have a different cause....

    these are the kind of logs I'm getting, ad infinitum

    Mar 5 12:31:46 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[341]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:31:47 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[341]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Mar 5 12:33:16 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[348]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:33:17 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[348]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Mar 5 12:34:47 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[350]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:34:48 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[350]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Mar 5 12:36:16 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[352]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:36:17 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[352]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Mar 5 12:37:46 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[362]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:37:47 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[362]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log
    Mar 5 12:39:16 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[371]: Finder crashed
    Mar 5 12:39:17 Naomi-Jeans-Computer crashdump[371]: crash report written to: /Users/naomijean/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/Finder.crash.log

    not very revealing but very consistent. It is since I installed the 10.4.7 update.

    any suggestions would be truly appreciated.

    Thank you


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