Finder crashes on snow leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by SchneiderMan, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

    SchneiderMan

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    My finder crashes every time i go to applications, also when i go to application thru stacks. what going on? i did a restart but nothing helped.
     
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    Repair permissions; that might help.
    Many strange behaviours (of your mac) can be cured by this.
     
  3. jasonsmith macrumors member

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    Having the same crazy issues here as well. I think it's all finder related. Have repaired the permissions, we''' see if it works. [fingers crossed]
     
  4. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    yeah i did the same, i guess it fixed it for now, but i already got a lock up on the whole system and i have to shut down with the power button. also safari crashed a few times.. i never had these problems before..
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Also reset the SMC. I had an issue with Finder and that fixed it.
     
  6. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    how do i do that?
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    sorry but permissions and resetting SMC would probably not help (but dont quote me on that ;)). try deleting Finder's plist in User/Library/Preferences or figure out if any third party apps could be at fault.
     
  8. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    No apps where running, Would deleting the plist be safe? Thanks
     

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