- Jun 26, 2011
Every time I open up finder and try to preview a video or pic it locks Finder and I have to force quit. This happens every time...any suggestions?
Saw com.apple.quicklookconfig.plist and com.apple.quicklookdaemon.plist and moved both to desktop...rebooted and issue still exists...ran verify disk and verify disk utilities and repaired a couple of small things...issue still exists. I will keep digging on this...Thanks for your help.make sure you're in the (usually hidden) user preferences.
and look for the 2 or 3 files like this:
I did have that app installed but not sure where it came from...Deleted it and will reboot to see how it impacts my system. It happens with any pic or video but only with quicklook. Wonder if installing Yosemite would overwrite any of the files causing this issue?you've rebooted? (of course?). does it ONLY happen with videos and pics? are you using flip4mac by any chance?
Will check that...thanks. If I reinstall Mavericks, would you still recommend me moving my email to the server to avoid any database issues with Outlook?look in Hard Drive>Library>Quicktime. do you have the flip4mac components there? try moving them to the desktop (make sure they're OUT of that folder).
reboot, see if anything changes...
otherwise, reinstalling mavericks is a much saner move than upgrading to the yosemite beta...
Another question....I had to redo my email this morning and now have multiple identities on my computer resulting in over 100gb of used space...how do I know which identity is being used so I can delete the others?am not an expert on that. i would either try that, and/or...just make sure the microsoft user folder is backed up.
you might also move all inbox and sent mail into custom folders in outlook...
in case that email is cached and doesn't back up. but am not sure that would happen.
anyone else have advice?
This solved my Quicklook crashing problem in Yosemite. I simply renamed the com.apple.quicklook.ui.helper folder in ~/Library/Containers to com.apple.quicklook.ui.helper.old, and everything seems to be working as it should.Resolution! Ended up with a new laptop out of this but after calling in to Apple Care again tonight I got a guy that knew his ****. The culprit was a folder in the "containers" folder. "quicklook.uihelper" Deleted it, restarted, OSX rebuilt it and poof.....working perfectly.
This solved my Quicklook crashing problem in Yosemite. I simply renamed the com.apple.quicklook.ui.helper folder in ~/Library/Containers to com.apple.quicklook.ui.helper.old, and everything seems to be working as it should.