Can Opening Too Many Windows in Finder Hurt the HD

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  1. sheepopo39 macrumors 6502

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    I had some friends over for dinner tonight and I was showing them my macbook. So one of them played a prank on me and opened about 400+ windows by creating about 400 folders and then selecting them all and opening them. So to make a long story short, I closed them all and now I am wondering if this could have hurt my hd by doing this.

    P.S The fan really got going when he did it
     
  2. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    No it cant. It cant hurt anything.

    The Processor was asked to do more work, so it got hotter, so the fans came on faster to cool it down.
    Thats why it sounded louder.
     
  3. juanster macrumors 68020

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    yeah i also dont see how it could hurt anything in your comp
     
  4. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, my friend while a very good friend likes to play jokes on me and he knows that I can get paranoid with some things.

    Well thanks again :)
     
  5. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    sounds like he pulled a good one :D
     
  6. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    400? wow… that must have looked pretty insane…

    and no damage to your hd, like others have stated, it just made your processor heat up which caused the fans to spin faster trying to cool it down.
     
  7. fuzzycuffs macrumors member

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    I think you might have hurt the macbook's feelings. :(
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Luckily with a simple click modifier, all the windows close at once.
     
  9. sammich macrumors 601

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    When I installed new ram, I like to take it for test run (for fun), open up my 'iTunes Music' folder, select all, and open. That for me is about 900 folders. The test being how fast the windows open, and how many open up before it slows down (ie system has run out of ram and is using swap space on the HDD).

    To the OP...you can't hurt the computer by using it.
     
  10. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    lol thats more of a CPU test than a RAM test but if it works for you :p I prefer Geekbench.
     
  11. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    since it was on my lap it also might have hurt something else :)
     
  12. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    can it hurt the hd (high definition) uhhh no


    now what i think you meant.. can it hurt the hdd (hard drive)
    no.

    :p
     
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  14. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    god forbid a computer is USED, haha....

    no, it's fine.
     
  15. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    I would love to see Expose work with 400 windows... That would sure be a sight.
     
  16. sheepopo39 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah it was quite crazy, expose could actually only display about 200 of them

    There is one that does that? Could have saved me quite a bit of time
     
  17. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Just did it:

    Picture 4.png


    A quick count of the one above it looks like it does all of them



    cmd+opt+w or opt+red close button :)
     

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