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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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