Download Folder Crash

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  1. dgbarar macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    Hi All,

    Has anyone noticed this on their 2016 MBP15. I was attempting to move something from inside the download folder on the dock to the trash bin. There was something of a "hiccup" and spinning beachball came on. After spinning beachball went away, the file I was attempting to move to trash ended up on the desktop. Then I went to back to the download folder and the contents would not fan out. The only way I could see the contents of the download folder was to select "Open Downloads". To correct the situation I had re-boot the machine. This has happened several times in the last 24 hours. Never had anyone thing like had on any previous version of OS X and my 2013 MBP and 2014 MBA. Has anyone else observed this behavior of the download folder.

    Donald Barar
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I'd be willing to bet that restarting Finder (via the Force Quit dialog, accessible from the Apple menu or the Command + Option + Escape keyboard shortcut) would have also cleared this up.
     
  3. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Good point. I'll give this a try next time it happens.

    Donald Barar
     
  4. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    YES!

    I've been having this exact bug, caused by dragging items out of a stack.

    One time my system totally locked up and all I could do was hold down the power button and reboot.

    Other times I can open Terminal and run killall Dock which fixes it.

    Since it's not just me I may file a bug report.
     
  5. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Brookzy,

    That happened to me a well. Caused other issues as well that on one occasion locked up the computer. That is why I rebooted. I will try your solution next time of killall Doc--if I can get to it. Excellent suggestion.

    Donald Barar
     
  6. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

    dgbarar

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    Hi All,

    Had this happen again this morning. Restarting Finder did not resolve. I would have liked to have killall Dock. Unfortunately, the crash took out Finder and Launch Pad so I had no way to get to Terminal.

    This is a bad bug and needs to be fixed since I do this a lot. Where do I submit big reports?

    Donald Barar
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    http://bugreport.apple.com/
     
  8. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Brookzy,

    I have reported the bug. It would be terrific if you would also report. This way it may get some quick attention.

    Don
     
  9. fisherking macrumors 603

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    just a thought: try removing the downloads folder from the dock. reboot. then, go to the actual downloads folder and add it back to the dock; perhaps try a different view option at first, see how that goes. then, go back to the setting you like.

    again, just trying to think of what i would do in that case; i would change things up, to see what happens...
     
  10. dgbarar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice suggestion. I tried that. Did not work.

    Thank you for your input FisherKing.

    Donald Barar
     

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