Finder Window keeps randomly closing

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by blahbrah, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. blahbrah macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    I accidentally put my documents folder in my external and it ends up it cut and paste it when I meant for it to copy.
    I moved it back to my internal but now every time I right click on something the window closes.

    Thanks for any help
  2. coastertux macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2006
    #2 sounds like some Finder files may be corrupted but I am not sure what. Maybe someone else has an idea before we try anything too drastic?
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    When you right click what window closes? Any window open? I don't really know why right clicking should close anything, but let's get to the bottom of this. You copied your Documents to an external, and then copied it back? I don't quite get that as when you copy a folder to another drive it should duplicate to the other drive, not actually move the folder. Please give more details!
  4. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    ok, what I did was I dragged and dropped the documents from the sidebar to the external. I assumed it would copy but moved everything to the external. I messed around some more and right clicking on any window causes it to close, but it seems to only be on the third right click.

    Also when I transfered it the icon on documents changed to a regular folder.
  5. nickster9224 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 6, 2006
    35 Miles From Chicago, Illinois
    Try going into system monitor and close the finder which will open it and reset it.
  6. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    System Monitor... :confused: What planet are you from? :rolleyes: :p

    What I think he's trying to say is Apple -> "Force Quit..." -> Click Finder -> Relaunch


    Spotlight -> Activity Monitor -> Click Finder -> Quit Process (Big red stop sign ;) :p)
  7. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    relaunching didn't work. the problem still shows up. Thanks for the help so far though.
  8. Maynerd macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2007
    For the record I've had this same problem when moving files on an external drive. I don't know why it is happening. I'm new to macs so I don't have a solution just wanted to let you know you aren't the only one with this problem. My external drive is formatted to FAT32 BTW and tends to happen when I move a really large number of files all at once.
  9. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    mine's hfs+ I believe. that's the way owc drives come right?

    in any case I think I'm gonna reinstall the os tommorrow, it kept crashing anyway
  10. breakfastcrew macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2006
  11. blahbrah thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2006
    and I just reinstalled osx. Oh well the os was acting weird anyway.

    I reinstalled stuffit and the problem seemed to have not come back but I'll keep this site in mind if it does.

    Thanks I appreciate it

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