Duplicate Finder with generic icon in Dock?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macrlz9, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Hi all. I don't really know how to describe this or even search for it. (I tried the best I know how) The only thing I can do is show a picture. I don't have any idea how this happened or how to fix it. The real Finder icon in the left of the dock does not have the light underneath indiciating that it is running, but there is a generic app icon that is actually the finder and has the normal Finder context menu when I right click it. This icon behaves just like any regular app and I can even right click and quit it. Anyone have any ideas what caused this and how to fix it short of reinstalling Mac OS X? BTW I'm using a 13" Alu MacBook running 10.5.7.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. Steve-M macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2009
    Have you tried removing the extra finder icon? Normally there's just one. The finder icon is located at /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/Resources. Also, what happens if you open a terminal and enter killall dock?

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