Annoying problem with Finder on iMac (seemingly unique)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 156457, May 4, 2009.

  1. 156457 macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2008
    Hi there,

    I'm currently using OS X 10.5.6 on a iMac 2.8Ghz C2D (late 2007) and every time my mother logs out of her account, Finder will just hang... It won't let you relaunch it and attempting to logout again does nothing. Activity Monitor won't open and so there is no other option but to hold the power button down on my iMac (which I really hate doing).

    I've searched and searched but found no solution... does anyone have any suggestions?

  2. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    Sounds like a potential software issue if it only happens to your moms account and no other. I would download and run an app like Leopard Cache Cleaner, Onyx, or Cocktail. I personally used to use Cocktail, but now use Onyx. Whichever app, head to the autopilot/automator/whatever function which will run every possible maintenance script that the particular app can do.

    After that, you might be able to make her a new account, or just run an Archive and Install while preserving user data and settings from you Leopard disc.

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