finder doesn't work! help!

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Sgtarky, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. Sgtarky, Feb 2, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2017

    Sgtarky macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    Finder has quit working, I click on a folder or harddrive on desktop, all icons disappear and reappear. Same thing happens when I select open new finder window from menu bar. I even created a new account it does the same thing . 10.12.3
    ---edit, works in safe mode
  2. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
  3. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    I rebooted and now everything works. no idea what happened
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Could be your User Account is corrupt and it could happen again. Keep that in mind if it does.
  5. graley macrumors regular

    May 25, 2010
    Or trash the finder plist file in the system preferences folder
    Then restart. It will return.

  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Feb 20, 2009
    IF a reboot solved the problem, and IF it doesn't seem to re-occur, don't worry about it...
  7. Sgtarky thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2011
    well I had rebooted several times, deleted plist and created new account. I went into safe mode and it worked, and it worked after reboot . ha. now for some reason when the screen locks, it wont accept my password , I have to switch users, I have the list of users on screen, then I click the one that didnt accept password, it will accept it from that screen

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