Finder not running ????

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fragz, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. fragz macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I recently deleted some files and tink something important must have gone as when i boot up Finder doesn't load so i have a blank desktop apart from the wallpaer. No applications run but have been able to do a virus check and its fine...

    Could anyone help me out here ?? Is there any thing simple I can do to resolve the problem ??

    Many thanks,

    Fragz.......:confused:
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

    iShater

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    Recover from a backup or reinstall the system is what I can think off. I don't know what files Finder needs to function.
     
  3. trh74 macrumors newbie

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    The same thing happened to me. I tried everything I could. The only thing that worked was to wipe the hard drive clean and re-install the OS.
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

    Chappers

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    Important lesson here - If you don't know what it is don't delete it.

    I remember tidying up my macos 9 hard disk once and put some strange looking files in a folder. Trouble was MacosX needed them and couldn't find them, so no startup. I didn't do that again.

    Re-install sorry
     
  5. 7on macrumors 601

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    Oh yeah, don't install the anti-virus programs when you reinstall.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    ... and create a bootable backup on an external drive. :D
     

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