Deleting files on external drive, Finder hangs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hafr, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Sometimes, deleting one or more files (not folders containing files) on my external USB-drive connected to the AEBS makes Finder unresponsive. One of the cores goes up to 100 % and the fans blast away.

    If I leave it, I can use the programs already open, but it's impossible to start new apps or access the Airdisk. Trying to force quit Finder results in a frozen computer.

    I'm bypassing the issue by creating a folder in which I put the file or files that I want to remove and then removing the folder, but it shouldn't have to be like that...

    Anyone knows what's going on?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What Mac OS X version do you use with what AEBS running with what firmware?
  3. hafr thread starter macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
    Latest updates all the way through, but it's been like this since I got it about four or five months ago.

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