Finder Unexpectedly Quits Very Often While Using Quick Look

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  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    It happened 3 times today and at most 20 times within the last 3 months. When using Quick Look to view movie files, the movie freezes and the Finder restarts. Kinda annoying. No error message shows up after the restart. Anyone else have this problem / know a fix?

    Thanks

    MBP 2.66GHz
    4GB RAM
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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Any specific type of movie file?

    Did you have to install a Quick Look plugin for it to open that type?
     
  3. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't install any plug-ins. I do have Perian installed, if that affects it.

    The files are MOV, AVI, and WMV. I would say that MOV has the most freeze-ups.
     
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  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I believe this is the latest version.
    QuickTime Pro
    v7.6.4 (518.35)
     

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    What would be the most effective way to do this? I imagine that there would be a lot of files connected to QuickTime in other folders elsewhere on the HD.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    replace com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist ??

    Might require a Restart after you move the file out of your Preferences folder. I wouldn't delete the existing one until you know if the new one created by the OS is working for you.
     
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    As in my first post:
    10.5.8

    Where would that file be located?
     
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    User/library/caches
     
  12. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.

    Cache has been moved. Now I must play the waiting game.
     
  13. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gregg2
    replace com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist

    That file is in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    (I also have 10.5.8)
     
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    Thanks, but I already found out a few posts ago. Either way I'll update you to let you know if the restarting/freezing stops.
     
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    Looks like it came back. It happened today while viewing a MOV file in Quick Look; a file that is 9 seconds in length.
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    I don't think so. In post #11, a different location is given after quoting from one of my earlier posts. It is referencing something else (a cache folder), and does not have the .plist extension I indicated above.

    Did you actually try that suggestion, or do you need further instructions on how to do it?
     
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    If its no trouble, I'd like some further instructions. Thanks.
     
  18. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    com.apple.QuickLookDaemon.plist

    That file is in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    Move it out onto your Desktop
    Restart the computer (this creates a new plist file in Preferences)
    Try QuickLook now

    If it's behaving, Trash that file from the Desktop, as it's been corrupted

    And please post back with the results, good bad or indifferent.
     
  19. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Steps completed, no freeze ups yet. I'll update again if any happen.
     

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