Ok, I need help with this please. Here's the problem: Finder is consuming up to 100% of my CPU, non-stop. According to activity monitor this is under the "system %" category.. my graph is 75% red at this time, where in the last 8 months it has normally been around 10%. Right now it's at 86.5%, and when I do a heavier task it might go down to 40%, but it is taking up a lot of extra power, that when needed by applications is unavailable. It's making things extremely slow, and extremely hot. Here's what I have: 12 inch Powerbook G4, 1 Ghz, Rev B. 10.3 with all of the latest updates. No hardware plugged in.. no other software running other than finder and safari. So far I've done: The problem persists after rebooting, after relaunching finder. I also ran sytem optimizer x 4.1, and it fixed a lot of permissions and optimized apps, but didn't help my Finder problem. I'm stuck, because 1) I'm on a laptop, and 100% CPU utill all the time, kills my battery life. I onyl get 90 minutes right now. 2) I do video and photo work and I neeed every last bit of CPU power I can get, today my powerbook was almost unuseable because finder insisted on taking up half of the CPU power, even when photoshop was trying to use it all. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this, aside from reinstalling 10.3, please help me. Thank you!