Finder Not Responding in 10.6.8

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 8inwinnipeg, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. 8inwinnipeg macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2012
    Hey guys,

    I starting to think that my hard drive is starting to go but hoping that someone can recommend something I haven't thought of??

    - system responding slow (comes and goes)
    - unresponsive for awhile sometimes with spinnig wheel
    - boot up time extremely long but desktop does finally come up

    - 'finder not responding' in activity monitor when lock ups occur
    - have verified/repaired disk permissions (I do go an error saying failed to repair and many look to be "Java" related)
    - have verified and repaired volume in disk utility (appeared to be successful)
    - many reboots

    - IMac
    - Dual Core 3.02 GHZ
    - 100 gigs left in a 500 gig hard drive

    Thanks guys!
  2. ricdell macrumors newbie

    Mar 29, 2013
    I Found This...

    I am having the same problem... with my MAC Pro....

    I found this blog .... I tried it and it seems to work for me... maybe it will work for you....

    from Messages not Models
    Hugh Winkler holding forth on computing and the Web

    Finder Not Responding: Lion and Mountain Lion

    After upgrading to Mountain Lion, Finder frequently became not responsive. The culprit was the "All My Files" feature in the sidebar. Finder gets hung sorting and displaying the 15 gazillion files on my disk.

    Here's how to fix it:

    Open Finder Preferences.
    Under Sidebar, uncheck "All My Files"
    Under General, set "New Finder windows show:" to anything but "All My Files".

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