Mac Mini's Finder gone Beachball after using old Garageband

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by underdogadam, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. underdogadam macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    Hey Guys,

    been reading the site and forums for years, never had an issue so confusing i couldn't find it in an old post before, but here we go:

    Roommate has an early Intel mac mini. We were trying to organize years of music files. I copied over some Garageband files from 5 years ago from an external i had, files i hadn't touched in years either, i don't know what version of Garageband, just that the music files are 5 years old.

    Everything was fine until i tried to open one of the Garageband files. It never opened, just beachballed. After a force quit, everything still beachballed. After a RESTART, everything still beachballed. even opening a folder takes 5-10 minutes now, depending on the content.

    really crazy situation, and i feel horrible since i was trying to help the kid get organized and i screwed something up. any suggestions would be helpful.

  2. underdogadam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2010
    more detail:

    they were Garageband 2 files, opening with Garageband 06 (3?) stupid garageband. we're a Logic Studio household now, we just couldn't afford it then.

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