Snow Leopard and Finder problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shakazulu, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. shakazulu macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
    Greetings all!
    I am having serious problems since upgrading to Snow Leopard.
    Copying files from an external device results in a message: 'Preparing to copy ..." which goes on indefinitely. If I open the document in the external device and use "Save As" to transfer it to the hard disk, there is no problem; but drag and drop doesn't work.
    Trying to empty the trash results in a message: "Preparing to empty ..." but nothing happens.
    It appears that the problem affects Finder functions. (I also experienced crashes with Quark Xpress 8, but I am sure that was due to Application Enhancer, since deleted.)
    I am beginning to see why the Snow Leopard is in danger of extinction ... but in fairness, I must admit, I may have installed something incompatible that causes the problem ...
    Any help will be most appreciated. SHKZLU
  2. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009

    I recommend going back to Leopard and waiting til Apple get their arses in gear. I did it and all my problems went away.
  3. Sorkvild macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2007
    Does it still happen if you create a new user account?
  4. shakazulu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
    Finder problems

    Thank you for your suggestions.
    I created a new account with admin privileges and the problem remains. I still cannot empty the trash.
    I am seriously tempted to take ss957916's advice and go back to Leopard.
    I'll hold off for a day to see if anyone has another solution. SHKZLU
  5. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502


    Jan 10, 2009
    The Valley!!
    same thing happened to me. I had to safe boot then restart for it to finally worked. Most of my probs are gone tho after a clean install
  6. shakazulu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2009
    Snow Leopard + Finder Problems

    Thank you all. I re-installed Snow Leopard and the problems disappeared. It would be nice to know where the gremlins were lurking, but life is too short!
    She's purring nicely now at any rate.
    Thanks again. SHKZLU

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