El Capitan GM - Finder extremely slow?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jadot, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. jadot macrumors 6502


    Apr 6, 2010
    Beach ball all the way and the iMac won't restart. Restart will crash the finder and mean the only way to reboot switch the power button.

    Safari is s-l-o-w-w-w. Finder is having trouble doing simple tasks. Like typing this!
    Dropbox syncing seems to be part of the problem, but then nearly all apps take forever to load up.

    This is after a replacement drive (iMac fusion replacement program) - am I just being an idiot blaming El Capitan here?
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    If you load a folder with a dozen or so heavy TIFFs and choose thumbnail/icon view then you'll realise there's no improvement here over Yosemite. It takes ages to generate thumbnails or it just gives up trying.

    The Finder should have been updated for the modern era, for modern data, for modern file sizes, but it is stuck in 2006.
  3. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    Even for menial tasks, Finder has been slow since Mavericks. It got worse on Yosemite before El Cap's Finder returned to Mavericks level... But it's still not good... The last speedy Finder was in Snow Leopard...
  4. maxsix Suspended


    Jun 28, 2015
    Western Hemisphere
    I've found El Capitan pretty good so far. Yet I most certainly agree with prior posts here about the Finder. It makes me wonder why it's seemingly low or not even on Apples list of tasks. A speed increase would be terrific.
  5. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    While El Capitans Finder is better than Yosemite I'm still disappointed that 10.11 didn't made as substantial improvements to speed and stability as I was hoping. Snow Leopard is still much faster.

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