Finder Maxing Out RAM

arexlame

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May 26, 2013
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I'm brand new to the forums guys, sorry if I'm reposting something that has been discussed.

I have a 1TB external drive, have had it for a year and have been using it fine with my Retina MBP. This arvo I went to use it, and I plugged it in and went about my business and next minute, I get a 'No memory warning, please force quit applications'.

A quick trip to activity monitor and the finder's using 5.73GB!!!

Has anybody heard of this at all, or know what could be causing this? Even when I try to open my drive, it shows an empty drive.

Thanks again
 

arexlame

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May 26, 2013
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I can resolve the issue by pulling out the drive and relaunching finder, but even after a full three restarts, nothings changed..

It's got 8gb, and it never runs slow at all..
 

arexlame

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May 26, 2013
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No, when it says it can't unmount the drive it is in use, what are you using it for right now, a TimeMachine backup, if so turn of TimeMachine first and retry.
Oh okay, so it's not open by anything. I don't use time machine so it's turned off, and the only thing that's open on my mac is finder and disk utility.

Interestingly; it does the exact same thing on my snow leopard iMac, but works perfectly on a Windows 7 PC..
 

justperry

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Oh okay, so it's not open by anything. I don't use time machine so it's turned off, and the only thing that's open on my mac is finder and disk utility.

Interestingly; it does the exact same thing on my snow leopard iMac, but works perfectly on a Windows 7 PC..
That's why I think it needs a repair.

Do the following:

You need to quit the finder but this needs a "hack"
Open Terminal and add the following line, just copy from here:

defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool true

killall Finder

After done the above click on the Finder Menu and quit the Finder, next open Disk Utility and try again.
 

arexlame

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 26, 2013
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That's why I think it needs a repair.

Do the following:

You need to quit the finder but this needs a "hack"
Open Terminal and add the following line, just copy from here:

defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool true

killall Finder

After done the above click on the Finder Menu and quit the Finder, next open Disk Utility and try again.
Oh wow, that's solved it!

After running the terminal command, and leaving every other application closed, disk utility ran its repair happily.

Thankyou so much for your time, you're a life saver!