Finder crashes when trying to compress a file

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djanthonyw, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. djanthonyw macrumors newbie

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    #1
    All of a sudden the finder is now crashing whenever I right click on a folder or file attempting to compress it with the archive utility. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    With what Mac OS X version does this happen?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     
  3. djanthonyw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, now it looks like it's only happening with a specific file or if the file is in a folder.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Finder does not always show extensions, unless you told it so in Finder > Preferences > Advanced.
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    To find out what kind of file you have problems with, even though no extension is shown, open the GET INFO window via CMD+I while the file is selected.
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    Ditto.
     

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