Finder stuck

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fjs08, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. fjs08 macrumors 65816

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    Every day now for the past week, at least once, I have to relaunch Finder.
    I have OSX 10.4.4.

    any thoughts or possible solutions?

    Frank
     
  2. spencecb macrumors 6502a

    spencecb

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    Well, this is probably the first response you are going to get for this type of problem, but you would want to try repairing permissions under Disk Utility application.

    For a stronger, better repairing of permissions, I would boot up your Mac using your OS X install DVD and use the Disk Utility in there. It can be found from one of the drop-down menus on the File bar. This will undoubtedly take care of more corruptions on your Mac than Disk Utility while running OS X.
     
  3. fjs08 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    >>but you would want to try repairing permissions under Disk Utility application.<<

    I do that on the 1st of every month, but I'll try it again to see what happens.
    Seems to have started when I installed iLife '06.

    Frank
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Repairing permissions from the OSX disks isn't really stronger (unless you mean repair the disk). The permissions on the disks are out-of-date so really it's probably a better idea to simply repair the permissions from the internal drive's Disk Utility only. :)

    As for the original problem, maybe look for a file named com.apple.finder.plist and drag it to the Desktop before restarting. :)
     
  5. spencecb macrumors 6502a

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    Not according to Apple techs :)
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Are you sure you mean repairing the permissions and not the disk? The packages and receipts on the OSX disks are out of date unless the computer is brand new. :)
     

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