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

    Nov 5, 2007
    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

    Feb 7, 2008
    I too have had this problem, I had to relaunch the Finder in order to get round it!
    : (


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