Finder (not responding)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by veektor, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. veektor macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've had this problem since PB2. Finder does not load - no system errors. The only sign of a problem is Force Quit Applications indicate Finder (not responding). Restarting will make the Finder icon pop in and out of the task bar - but never loads. (Mac Mini 2012 i7) Would really like to figure this out instead of going back to PB1.
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    #2
    Testing in a new User will quickly tell you if the problem is system wide or if it's your User's folder that contains the problem.

    CREATE A NEW USER

    Go to System Preferences --> Create a New User in Users & Groups.
    Switch to the New User by logging out/in or use Fast User Switching.

    Only default Apple apps will be in the Dock in the new User. Go to Applications to open other apps you might want to test.

    Do you still see the issue?

    If yes, then the problem is with your base files.
    If no, then the problem is in your User's folder.


    Once we determine if it's in your User's folder we will discuss options to fix.
     
  3. veektor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finder works w/o errors login as the new users. Appears the problems is in my User's folder. Fix? Thanks
     
  4. veektor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Finder works w/o errors login as the new users. Appears the problems is in my User's folder. Fix? Thanks
     
  5. umzyi macrumors regular

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    try deleting com.apple.finder plist from User/Library/Preferences and restart. This should solve the problem
     
  6. veektor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unable to get to file since folder not responding - syntax to use in terminal?
     
  7. veektor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did a rm -i com.apple.finder.plist from the user/library/preferences folder, said yes. restarted - same issue- finder not responding, also weather not responding.
     
  8. veektor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any other suggestions to fix the finder not responding under current user other than a clean install of the beta - and hoping time machine will work?
     

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