finder froze??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by slinky0390, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. slinky0390 macrumors regular

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    hi, just recently this started happening. i would be opening a file with finder or dismounting a disk immage and finder will all of sudden not respond. i would get the spinning beachball icon whenever i moved my curser over the desktop. i tried re-launching finder but this has not worked. just wanted to know if you had any ideas of what can be happening
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Hi, and welcome to MacRumors. Please provide more information on your system (machine, OS version, etc.), as that will make things easier for those trying to help you.

    Edit: sorry, I saw you're a newbie, but this isn't your first post. Welcome anyways :)
     
  3. flinstone macrumors member

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    Hi.
    You could try to recover your volume privileges with the program disk utility.
    (programs->utilities->disk utility)
     
  4. slinky0390 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i have a 12 inch g4 pb 100gig hd and 512mb ram, however i run it in clamshell with a 20 inch widescreen monitor. ive been hearing about repairing privilages or volumes, but im not too clear on what that actually does or how it can help.
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Under Tiger, in the Applications Folder -> Utilities ->Disk Utility, select your hard drive and run 'repair permissions'. If something has become corrupted this is a good place to start.
     
  6. slinky0390 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what does repairing the permissions actualy do. I dont believe anything is corruped because this happens at random, ive noticed though that it has only happened when i have my ipod, which is not in disk mode, connected and then i put my computer to sleep and wake it up later in the day. it happened once when i went to eject a disk immage, once again, after waking my compter from sleep
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Mine has frozen occasionally since 10.4.6 - and there was another post on here suggesting someone else had noticed occasional freezes since.

    Did it start before 10.4.6?
     
  8. slinky0390 thread starter macrumors regular

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    not that i know of.. i just noticed it 2 days ago.. and its only after waking it up from sleep, but it doesnt happen all the time. when i woke it from sleep this morning and opened and ejected a disk immage it froze on me
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, have you got any theme changers installed?

    Does this happen in other user accounts? If it doesn't, then find a file named com.apple.finder.plist and drag it to the Trash before restarting. :)
     

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