Weird problem - nasty Finder bug?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by newfoundglory, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. newfoundglory, Nov 5, 2011
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011

    newfoundglory macrumors 6502

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    I'm having a weird problem with the Finder in Lion. Every now and again it will (randomly) stop being able to list the contents of folders and disk images. Only a reboot seems to be able to fix it.

    When I open a folder or disk image, I just get the small spinning wheel in the bottom right of the Finder window and it never manages to lists its contents (even if there is only 1 file in there). If I have already opened the folder previously before the problem occurs, it is able to display the contents of that folder with no problem.

    Even more strangely, if I do a get info it knows there are items in there (in most cases) but can't display them in the window.

    Terminal can see the files with no problem.

    Its happened a few times in 10.7, 10.7.1 and today in 10.7.2 - There doesn't seem to be anything in Console, and if I try to sample the kextcache process in Activity Monitor it never finishes.

    Any ideas how this could be tracked down for the Apple bug reporter?
     
  2. SimonCharlie macrumors newbie

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    I too have had this problem, I had to relaunch the Finder in order to get round it!
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