Corrupted Finder: Two Move To Trash menu items

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  1. eetu macrumors member

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    Lately, my iMac (Snow Leopard, mid 2007) is beachballing quite much and I just discovered one problem with Finder. I have to Move To Trash options (see attachment). I wonder what that comes from and if it could be the reason of the beach balls.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Probably unrelated

    To fix the menu, try trashing your com.apple.finder.plist file.

    ...sorry, out of time here!
     
  3. eetu thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you. Deleting that file solved the menu problem.

    Regarding the beach balls, I am suspecting a hard drive problem, since the slow down usually happens when the hard drive is spinning.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Run Disk Utility > Verify Disk

    What did that tell you?
     
  5. eetu thread starter macrumors member

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    Verify Disk says it is ok. Still, when there is much hard disk activity (I can heart it spinning), the beach ball tends to appear. Also, temp is around 59-60° most of the time.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Maybe you need more RAM.

    Is it possible that you're using more apps simultaneously than you used to?
     
  7. eetu thread starter macrumors member

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    With 4gb I should not have many troubles. I usually do not have many apps open: Safari, iTunes, Mail... although I notice with Activity Monitor that Safari was using a lot of memory. Maybe too many tabs and windows are sometimes open.
     

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