Finder crashed.. Fix without restarting?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mammoth, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    #1
    So I was doing some normal stuff just now and it seems Finder has frozen. I cannot use Spaces, Expose, Cmd Tab, my dock froze when I clicked the Firefox icon, and even the Force Quit window is beachballing. I can move windows around but they stay in their order. iTunes was still playing, but it beachballs on it and every other program. Interestingly Azureus and aMSN still work fine. I can go through all the menus, including Time, Network, blah blah but not the Spotlight one. What's going on?
     
  2. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    #2
    I'm not sure what the problem is, but if it keeps bothing you I think that Archive and Install is your friend.

    Just Wondering, why are you so opposed to restarting?
     
  3. superleccy macrumors 6502a

    superleccy

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    Have you tried CMD-OPT-ESC > Finder > Relaunch?

    Normally does the trick for me.

    SL
     
  4. Mammoth thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    #4
    Yeah I tried that before it crashed but now I can't select anything inside it.


    I'll probably end up restarting. I'd just prefer not to as I don't know the password to my own account. (My mom changed it)
     
  5. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Open terminal:
    type

    killall Finder

    (capital F)
     
  6. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    ummmm, you may want to get the password, its kind of a good idea to restart your computer every other day at least so that you can dump the contents of your RAM...
     

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