Finder crashing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by evangelion-01, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. evangelion-01 macrumors regular

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    #1
    Hey there, recently my finder has been crashing when i right click on stuff, it doesn't happen all the time only randomly, it also crashed sometimes when i right click on the trash. The only recent changes i did to the system where stuffit 11 and i also xslimmed a few apps, but the apps work properly... any suggestions?
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Yes.. there's a craptacular contextual menu that gets installed with Stuffit 11 that is likely causing the problem. It can be found in /Library/Contextual Menu Items/, remove it and restart. Your problem should be gone.

    FWIW, you don't need that as a contextual menu anyways. If you need something opened with Stuffit Expander, it will open automagically when you double click the compressed item.
     
  3. evangelion-01 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mhmm... i see igettercmplugin.plugin and toastit.plugin(toaster 8) no sign of stuffit although when i right click i do see the stuffit menu in there... mhmmm is it hidden?

    edit: stupid me... it's under Macintosh HD, not my user name... mhmmm you learn something new everyday huh?
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    So, did that fix the issue?

    And yes, it is under the root Library. In UNIX terminology, that is written as /Library, as / refers to the root of the drive (not to be confused with the "root" superuser). The user's Library would be written as ~/Library or /Users/shortusername/Library (where "shortusername" is replaced by the user's short username), the ~ refers to the current user's home directory.

    For more information about the command line (there's a lot of great stuff to learn/know there), try tis tutorial on for size:

    http://osxfaq.com/Tutorials/LearningCenter/index.ws
     

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