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Finder crashes in Lion 10.7.3

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praveenbn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Apr 29, 2012 1:48 AM

I own a iMac 2011 model., running Lion OS 10.7.3..., Recentrly i installed Total finder 1.3.4.. and ever since i have problem with my finder... it kept on crashing like anything.. opening new windows every now and then., got totally frustated and unstalled that through clean my mac., Then faced problem like sometime mission control and launchpad and hot corners were not working., restarted my machine and set the PARAM and did repair of disk verification., so after that now i had only the finder problem... i went thru the discussions and downloaded the "MacOSXUpdCombo10.7.3" and installed that.. so now the opening of new window by itself has stopped but now as per default settings if the finder opens freshly with the "all my files" it freezes and never responds back., so i need to relaunh finder always.. as of now i have changed preference and its fine.. but i need a fix... how do i fix this issue ?? I have all the updates installed till date for all the softwares i got installed in my iMac..


Hope to see some quick response...

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    Apr 29, 2012 1:56 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    It's not Total Finder. I use it without problems on a Macbook Pro late 2011 15". I just updated it to 1.3.4. I was using 1.3.2 (until I read your post and checked for updates).


    It is something else on your Mac that is causing Finder to crash. Check the Crash Log files for clues to what is causing the crashes.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,305 points)
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    May 7, 2012 9:03 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    Does it only happen in your account? Try creating a new user account for testing purposes and then log into that account to see if the problem persists. You can also try going to the /username/Library/Preferences/ folder in your account and removing the file called "," followed by logging out and back in. To get to the user library in Lion, press the Option key and then choose "Library" from the "Go" menu in the Finder.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    May 7, 2012 10:15 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    Please post the rest of the crash report.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    May 7, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    Uninstall Total Finder and Google Drive according to the developers' instructions. Log out, log back in, and see whether there's an improvement.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    May 9, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    how do i troubleshoot ??? how do i narrow my search in finding the root cause ??


    One way is to look at your logs, and another is to search this site and the web for problems similar to yours. In this case, you mentioned Total Finder, and the log mentions Google Drive. I knew from other reports that either one can crash the Finder.


    But the best way to troubleshoot is to avoid having to do it at all. Be very cautious about installing third-party software that modifies your system. Never install it at all unless you know how to uninstall it.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,770 points)
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    May 9, 2012 9:24 AM (in response to praveenbn)

    You can start working on your troubleshooting skills by searching this page for the word "google."

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