Finder Window keeps randomly closing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blahbrah, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #1
    Hi,
    I accidentally put my documents folder in my external and it ends up it cut and paste it when I meant for it to copy.
    I moved it back to my internal but now every time I right click on something the window closes.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    #2
    Hmm...it sounds like some Finder files may be corrupted but I am not sure what. Maybe someone else has an idea before we try anything too drastic?
     
  3. macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco
    #3
    When you right click what window closes? Any window open? I don't really know why right clicking should close anything, but let's get to the bottom of this. You copied your Documents to an external, and then copied it back? I don't quite get that as when you copy a folder to another drive it should duplicate to the other drive, not actually move the folder. Please give more details!
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #4
    ok, what I did was I dragged and dropped the documents from the sidebar to the external. I assumed it would copy but moved everything to the external. I messed around some more and right clicking on any window causes it to close, but it seems to only be on the third right click.

    Also when I transfered it the icon on documents changed to a regular folder.
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    nickster9224

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
    Location:
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    #5
    Try going into system monitor and close the finder which will open it and reset it.
     
  6. macrumors 601

    mjstew33

    Joined:
    May 29, 2005
    Location:
    Illinois
    #6
    System Monitor... :confused: What planet are you from? :rolleyes: :p

    What I think he's trying to say is Apple -> "Force Quit..." -> Click Finder -> Relaunch

    ..or..

    Spotlight -> Activity Monitor -> Click Finder -> Quit Process (Big red stop sign ;) :p)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #7
    relaunching didn't work. the problem still shows up. Thanks for the help so far though.
     
  8. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    #8
    For the record I've had this same problem when moving files on an external drive. I don't know why it is happening. I'm new to macs so I don't have a solution just wanted to let you know you aren't the only one with this problem. My external drive is formatted to FAT32 BTW and tends to happen when I move a really large number of files all at once.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #9
    mine's hfs+ I believe. that's the way owc drives come right?

    in any case I think I'm gonna reinstall the os tommorrow, it kept crashing anyway
     
  10. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2006
    #10
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2006
    #11
    and I just reinstalled osx. Oh well the os was acting weird anyway.

    I reinstalled stuffit and the problem seemed to have not come back but I'll keep this site in mind if it does.

    Thanks I appreciate it
     

Share This Page