MP 5.1 freezes when trying to drag files

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dbf, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. dbf macrumors newbie

    dbf

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    My refurbed Mac Pro (mid-2010 5.1) is amazing ..... except for a huge problem I am experiencing where when I drag files from one folder to another, I get a freeze requiring a restart. I can drag a folder no problem...and I can drag audio files into Pro Tools no problem...but something is freaking out the computer when I try to drag multiple files at once. I have looked online for any tips, tried what I saw, but no luck. I'm running the latest version of Mojave. Anyone experienced this issue and find a solution? Thanks!
     
  2. t8er8 macrumors regular

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    Seems to almost certainly be a corrupt OS, I recommend you reinstall Mac OS and it will likely fix your issue.

    Alternatively this might help,

    From your Finder "Go" menu > "Go to folder" and enter
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
    Press Return.
    Delete the plist file.
    Then, restart, or log out and in again
     
  3. dbf thread starter macrumors newbie

    dbf

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    Thanks, had already tried deleted that preference with no luck....will try a reinstall of OS next... it was a rather fresh install so I didn't think that could be an issue....
     
  4. t8er8 macrumors regular

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    Either way, could’ve had something wrong happen during installation which is where the corruption came from.
     
  5. dbf thread starter macrumors newbie

    dbf

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    Sadly, OS reinstall didn't help :-/ . I'm beginning to wonder if it can be graphics card.... or something to do with the system's reaction to the mouse ..... it's always something ....
     
  6. Tesseract macrumors regular

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  7. orph macrumors 68000

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    is the MacPro new to you? or have you been using it for a long time and it's a new problem?

    may be bad drive/ram to

    if you have a second drive worth trying a fresh instal on it and see if you hit the same problem.
     

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