Desktop Restart MBP 17"

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  1. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

    lavrishevo

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    Just recently I am having a minor problem with my MBP. The desktop is rebooting when I for instance ctrl click a folder to lets say get info on it. It will pause for a second or two and then any open windows will close all icons disappear for a moment and then comes up and runs fine. I don't see how this issues could relate to 3rd party software seems more like a system issue.

    What I did do is run disk utility and system optimizer X but has not seemed to help. Any ideas? Again does not happen constantly, seems random and I have not been able to relate it to any software.
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    the finder is relaunching. Does it happen with any folder, or just possibly folders on peripherals?
     
  3. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well it seems random. It has happened on my external FW drive and on my internal. Again it does not happen a lot but here and there and no particular order. The only thing I recently installed is new version of iLife and Ifuntastic for the iPhone but I can't see how these would cause the finder to restart. And so far it has mostly happened when I would right click a folder. I wonder if finder has corrupted a little.
     
  4. devman macrumors 65816

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    I'd be thinking a finder plugin. If you have any, try temporarily removing them one by one and see what happens.

    ~/Library/Contextual Menu Items
    /Library/Contextual Menu Items
     
  5. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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  6. Chris14 macrumors regular

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    stuffit deluxe?

    You haven't by any chance installed Stuffit Standard/Deluxe recently?
    There is an contextual menu conflict which cause Finder to relaunch constantly.

    A fix is available here
    ftp://ftp.smithmicro.com/stuffit/stuffitcm.plugin.zip

    1. Download the patch.
    2. Unzip the StuffItCM.plugin.zip file that I am sending to you.
    3. Go to your Mac's /Library/Contextual Menu Items folder.
    4. Delete the existing StuffItCM.plugin file.
    5. Insert the new StuffItCM.plugin file, that I am sending to you.
    6. Log out then back in.

    Hope this helps! :apple:
     
  7. lavrishevo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    GOOD MAN!!!:D I had totally forgot about installing the new version of stuffit late last week. I downloaded and replaced the file as you said. I am almost positive this was the culprit.

    Thank you very much,
    Daniel
     
  8. Chris14 macrumors regular

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    No Problem!

    No Problem mate!
    Glad to be of help :)
     
  9. maddav macrumors 6502

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    Just like to add my thanks, I had this problem on my iMac!
     

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