Hi. My Finder keeps coming up with the message "The application "Finder" unexpectedly quit while trying to restore its windows" and it gives me the option to restore the windows. Whether I chose to restore or not, nothing happens. The screen keeps flashing - my desktop icons flash on and off every three seconds. Can't rebuilt the Finder (it won't do anything at all). Clicking icons doesn't do anything. If I put a CD in (wanted to use Disk Warrior) it will appear on the desktop but nothing happens if I click it. If I click my hard drive I can't get into it. I can access stuff through the Launchpad, however. I initially wanted to reinstall the OS but I can't start up from my Snow Leopard installation disk. (I am using Lion and have tried reinstalling that, but it didn't solve the problem). So basically, I can't do anything! I read a thread somewhere on this forum where someone said that this could be solved by going into the Terminal and getting into the Library/Saved Application State and looking for a file called com.apple.finder.savedState. Apparently, deleting this solves the problem. I've been trying to sort this problem out for 24 hours now and I'm a bit tired so forgive me if I'm being thick. I am in the "Saved Application State' directory in Terminal - I have found about 30 things in there including the Finder.savedState one - and I'm trying to delete this Finder file. I read that I must type in rm -rf /Users/Username/Library/Saved Application State/com.apple.finder.savedState I've tried this various times but the file is still there. Do I have to be in the Saved Application State directory to type this, or do I just open the terminal and type it there? I have tried both, without success. My username is jane but in the terminal this is what appears on the first line: janes-iMac:~ jane$ If someone could please give me the exact command to type, and from where exactly, I'd be very grateful as it is a very sad anniversary for me today (as it is for many people) and this is just making me feel really defeated. Thank you very much for any help you can give me. Jane.