Why is finder hogging resources on my Mini?

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

  1. morrillt macrumors newbie

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    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

    #2
    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

    miles01110

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    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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