Why is finder hogging resources on my Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by morrillt, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. morrillt macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2009
    Hello all, I have a new mac mini, 1gig ram, 2ghz processor, and finder is consistently using 65+ percent of cpu percentage, i checked my buddies computer and his finder uses 1%. Also my computer crawls and i assume this is the reason.

    Please help.

    PS: I used migration assistant when i first got this computer.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Can you open Activity Monitor and sort by task (most use at the top) and then take and post a screen shot? My first suspicion is that your spotlight is busy indexing your hard drive, a temporary but annoying thing.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Either that or mdsworker is indexing your pdfs or whatever it does exactly. Go to Applications/Utilities and open up Activity Monitor. Change the drop down to "All Processes" and sort by CPU usage to see what's going on.

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