Finder Relaunches every 30 to 60 seconds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Flyinace2000, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    #1
    Alright guys i need your help. I do some tech consulting on the side. A client of mine has a 20" G5 iMac (last gen) and had a hard drive die 2 weeks ago. Luckily his backups were fine and he lost less than 5% of his files. Anyway apple onsite installed the new hard drive and restored the computer to 10.3. When i came in I upgraded him back to Tiger and installed his applications (Quark, Adobe CS2, MS Office 2004, some FTP programs). After i was done installing i noticed that every 20 to 40 seconds finder would relaunch and throw up a finder window. It happen over and over again. I eventually fixed it by trashing the desktop plist. That was about a month ago. Yesterday i got an email from him describing the eaxact same issue. So i had him trash the plist again, but it is still happening. Except without the finder window. Finder just comes the forefront and he has to click back into the document he was using. He sent me a scren shot and the applications he has running are.
    Finder
    Entourage
    Safari
    Word
    Quark
    Suitcase
    Acrobat
    Preview

    The problem is isolated to his user. I am waiting for him to send me another screenshot of Activity Monitor.

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

    FJ218700

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    #2
    so if it is isolated to his user account, maybe make a new user account for him, migrate a few files over at a time, and see what (if anything) triggers the same response.
     
  3. Flyinace2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Flyinace2000

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    I was trying to avoid a migration becuase he uses gigs of files on any given day.

    But I might have too.
     

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