Slow Finder in Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by trev, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. trev macrumors 6502

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    Hey all,

    I'm using a year old blackbook running leopard. When I copy/paste/delete a file it takes about 3~4 for the action to perform after I give the command. Also I takes about 5 seconds for the contents of a folder to appear after I click on it. Any ideas? Thanks!

    Trevor
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    How much free HD space do you have, it will run slow if you have less than a few GBs...
     
  3. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Make sure you also have plenty of RAM. 512 mb won't cut it, you'll need at least 1 gb.
     
  4. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    25 gigs free

    1 gig of ram (230 wired - 347 active - 48 inactive - 381 free)
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Strange. I find just about everything in Leopard faster than Tiger. The things mentioned above should help.

    Edit : Is Spotlight still reindexing your drive?
     
  6. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    nope, it completed doing that 5 days ago :p.

    anything I can mess with in disk utility?
     
  7. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Fixed it!

    "repaired disk permissions" ...what does that do anyway?
     
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  9. trev thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I was wrong, verifying permissions never fixed it. Any other ideas? Should I just format the whole thing?
     
  10. AppleCandidate macrumors member

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    I find my finder slow as well, although not as much as seconds - i'm on a new mac mini with 2gb of ram. I'll do an archive and install today to overwrite my upgrade installation - i'll report here if that works.
     
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  12. Mac OS X Ocelot macrumors 6502a

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    This iMac G4 1.25GHz with 1GB RAM with 104GB free space has Finder problems, but not with moving or copying. When we click on an icon it takes it a second to highlight and double clicking a folder or file takes it a second to open. Also, Exposé, Spaces, and Stacks transitions/animations are a little choppy. On the plus side, the menu bar and Spotlight are way more responsive.
     

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