Desktop Restart MBP 17"

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.
 

lavrishevo

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the finder is relaunching. Does it happen with any folder, or just possibly folders on peripherals?

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.
 

devman

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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
 

Chris14

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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:
 

lavrishevo

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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:

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