Finder Crashing?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by ntdogg511, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. ntdogg511 macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    Anyone else having an issue with Finder crashing forever in a loop? I can also get it to crash if I click through folders in the sidebar.

    Not sure if it's a bug or I'm the only one experiencing this. I've tried deleting the Finder pref plist as well as the sidebar plist.

    See anything I might be missing here? Other than Finder crashing all the time I'm impressed with how stable it is and how many applications actually work right out of the gate on a DP1 beta.
  2. bc2116 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2011
    me too

    Yup, finder is crashing like rough surf for me too... Nothing more to contribute, but just so you don't feel lonely.

  3. ntdogg511 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2008
    Thanks Mate, guess surfs up!

    IN the meantime I have written an ode to this innovation called tabbed finder and my time with it so far.

    Oh Finder I would like to open my Downloa..... NO

    Finder, why did you do that, I just wanted to see the file I download..... NO

    Are you mad finder? I'm sorry I made you try to copy that 2TB file to my... NO

    If I open a new tab will it.... NO

    Why do you let me see all my applications? I just want to see my google drive...NO

    But Finder...NO

    Find.... NO


    Would you like to not reopen me when I crash?

  4. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Are you maybe running any apps that are trying to interface with Finder? I've only had it crash once when I tried to run XtraFinder, hasn't crashed since.
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    This report is useless without a Finder crash log (via!
  6. togg macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2012
    ****. This was driving me crazy, I've just installed mavericks and the finder was *completelly* unaccessible. I've managed to remove totalfinder following this steps and everything return ok,
  7. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Do you have gotomypc installed? This it seems causes an endless loop of Finder crashes.

    Kill the app and that should fix it.
  8. olemoley macrumors newbie

    May 17, 2012
  9. Capripot macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2010
    Here is my crash log :

    I've got Hubic, Dropbox and Transmit working with the Finder, maybe it's one them..
  10. stijnbakk macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2013
    I seem to have fixed it. I think totalfinder caused the problems, I fixed it by starting up terminal and use:

    sudo rm -rf /Applications/

    After a quick reboot the problem did no longer occur. Maybe you can use this trick with other apps that cause similar problems?

    Good luck!
  11. Capripot macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2010
  12. lensieUK macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2013
    Torquay, UK
  13. BobbyDigital macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    Google Drive was making my Finder crash. I quit Drive, crashing stopped. As soon as I started Google Drive again, endless crashing loop about once every 30 seconds.

    I also run Dropbox, but there's no problem with that. Hopefully Google gets it sorted out soon.
  14. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Think it might be a specific issue with you. I run Google Drive no problem, maybe try wiping the prefs for Google Drive and reinstalling the app.
  15. narrow11 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    same problem here. disabled google drive and it worked!
  16. josh256 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2013
    Google Drive definitely crashing Finder on my Mac

    Removed Google Drive and all is well..

    11/4/13 10:28:08.346 PM Google Drive[316]: Failed to send: -609
    11/4/13 10:28:08.448 PM ReportCrash[6255]: Saved crash report for Finder[6244] version 10.9 (10.9) to /Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-222808_MacPro.crash
    11/4/13 10:28:08.451 PM ReportCrash[6255]: Removing excessive log: file:///Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-220756_MacPro.crash
    11/4/13 10:28:08.622 PM Finder[6256]: copyPrimaryAirPortInterface::ACInterfaceDeviceNameCopy returned NULL
    11/4/13 10:28:21.710 PM login[6261]: USER_PROCESS: 6261 ttys000
    11/4/13 10:28:25.308 PM[197]: ([6256]) Exited: Terminated: 15
    11/4/13 10:29:08.862 PM[197]: ([6266]) Job appears to have crashed: Segmentation fault: 11
    11/4/13 10:29:08.938 PM Google Drive[316]: Failed to send: -609
    11/4/13 10:29:09.028 PM ReportCrash[6279]: Saved crash report for Finder[6266] version 10.9 (10.9) to /Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-222909_MacPro.crash
    11/4/13 10:29:09.046 PM ReportCrash[6279]: Removing excessive log: file:///Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-220856_MacPro.crash
    11/4/13 10:29:09.230 PM Finder[6280]: copyPrimaryAirPortInterface::ACInterfaceDeviceNameCopy returned NULL
    11/4/13 10:29:11.275 PM sandboxd[368]: ([6269]) mdworker(6269) deny file-read-xattr /Volumes/Evora/360/Call of Duty Ghosts 2 (pre-plugin fstype:hfs fsflag:4A09018 flags:240000005E diag:0 isXCode:0 uti:public.iso-image plugin:internalPlainTextImporter - find suspect file using: sudo mdutil -t 1759)
    11/4/13 10:29:18.782 PM login[6261]: DEAD_PROCESS: 6261 ttys000
    11/4/13 10:30:09.403 PM[197]: ([6280]) Job appears to have crashed: Segmentation fault: 11
    11/4/13 10:30:09.527 PM Google Drive[316]: Failed to send: -609
    11/4/13 10:30:09.568 PM ReportCrash[6290]: Saved crash report for Finder[6280] version 10.9 (10.9) to /Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-223009_MacPro.crash
    11/4/13 10:30:09.586 PM ReportCrash[6290]: Removing excessive log: file:///Volumes/Vette/Users/Joshua/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-11-04-220957_MacPro.crash
  17. BobbyDigital macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    A temporary fix for the Google Drive issue

    Just a follow-up... found a temporary fix for the Google Drive issue here:

    Just disable the option for "show file sync icons" in Google Drive's preferences.

    Seems like Google pushed an update to Drive yesterday that caused this. A bit frustrating, as it took me a good 2+ hours to pinpoint what was causing the issue.

    Hope this helps!
  18. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    For everyone saying Google is to blame, the Google Drive app had not changed version numbers between Oct 26 this year and last night when this started happening. Unless they pushed an update with no version number change (poor work if they did), IT'S NOT GOOGLE'S FAULT.

    By the way, Google has already fixed whatever was broken (either by them or by Apple). Less than 24 hour turn-around isn't bad.!msg/drive/kqdqmoMWtk8/0iuozNmuSb8J
  19. bp1000 macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2011
    Yes crashing quite often for me too. Quite frustrating.
  20. guzforster macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2011
    Mine was Copy app. Before, it was Google Drive that was making this happen. I uninstalled it and installed it again and the problem went away. But then it started again after some days - and this time it was the Copy app, which has the same purpose as Google Drive or Dropbox. Something tells me that some update from Apple was made to the OS and theses kind of apps didn't follow.

    This time I didn't need to uninstall Copy, just closing it solved the issue...
  21. juanomatic macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2010
    New York City
    This kept happening to me when I migrated to a new rMBP on Yosemite 10.10.2. (Feel free to move to that forum if it's more appropriate).

    The app that caused the Finder crash was Transporter Desktop ( Currently trying to reinstall to get it to work again.
  22. d.c. Golden macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2016
    --- Post Merged, Sep 4, 2016 ---
    This solution worked for me. When I disabled "show file sync icons" in Google Drive it solved the issue. Thanks for saving a lot of trouble for me :) Mine was a macbook Air with OSX 10.9.5.

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