Finder / Desktop Problem

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by hubble1990, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. hubble1990 macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2006
    Hi I wondered if someone could help. Within the last few hours I've developed a strange problem on my G5 Tower. The Finder keeps refreshing itself which in turn loses all the icons on the desktop then all of a sudden they re-appear. This is now becoming very annoying as it also happens when your working in a document.

    It does this every 20 seconds.

    I've done a hard disk boot verify permission test - proved nothing
    Virus test again nothing

    Any ideas what it could be??

    Many thanks
  2. jcook1212 macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Similar Situation

    The same issue happened to me on my iBook the other day. I was able to solve the problem by removing the Preferences folder from the Library in the user folder. Then just restart the computer and the system will build and new Preferences folder. The Finder hasn't quit on me since.
  3. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2005
    Palo Alto CA.

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