Finder using 100% of CPU - what's that all about??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ss957916, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Just noticed that, even though I'm only typing a document, my MBP is getting really hot. Opened Activity Monitor and it says that Finder (which has no open windows) is using 100% of the CPU.

    Firstly, how is that possible?! And secondly, what is Finder doing that means my MBP is getting so hot?

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  2. drummerlondonw3 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2008
    I am not certain but I believe that finder would be repsonsible for the spotlight check?

    is your computer new?

    have you tried the usual, repair permissions, restart, reset pram ?
  3. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Computer's about a year old, Spotlight isn't doing anything. Can't work out what it is.

    My CPU is now at 78 degrees.... and it's not doing anything!
  4. pcman2000 macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2010
    :)apple:) + (option) + (ESC)
    then click finder
    then "relaunch"
  5. ss957916 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    Perhaps you misunderstood my post - I'm not asking how to relaunch Finder, I'm asking how I can discover what it's doing and why.
  6. xlii macrumors 68000


    Sep 19, 2006
    Millis, Massachusetts

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