Finder is not working

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by GtrDude, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. GtrDude macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2011
    Two things (possibly related):

    1. I have a Finder icon in the Dock and when I click it I see the word "Finder" in the upper left hand corner BUT there is no Finder on the screen.
    The program I'm in is grayed out as if it's in the background but no Finder window is there.

    2. Also I've often used option+command+space bar to get in the Finder and it's not working.
    I looked in Preferences>Keyboard>Shortcuts and there are no conflicts, ie. no triangles that are being displayed.

    I'm on 10.11 using Macbook Air.

    Thanks in advance for your help
  2. dwfaust macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    Try force quitting Finder ...

    Hold down the Option key and right click the Finder icon on the dock and choose Relaunch
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Still waiting to hear if it worked for the OP...

    Option-Command-Space Bar opens a Finder search window for me.

    Trash your Finder plist file??

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