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Time Capsule makes Finder unresponsive

437 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 11:26 AM by Locomotivation RSS
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Nov 30, 2012 5:05 AM

I don't know why but every time I try to make a back-up, Finder stops working and I have to force the restart of the computer. Any idea why is this happening?

Thanks in advance.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:06 PM (in response to TCPCohen)

    Hello,

     

    Open Console in Utilities & see if there are any clues or repeating messages when this happens.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to TCPCohen)

    Could you not find Console in Applications>Utilities & double click on it so we might see some clues?

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to TCPCohen)

    Yes.

  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,705 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to TCPCohen)

    I can barely read that wih my vision, copy & paste text would be better, but see if you can find that log mentioned in the last line.

     

    Also, it seems Spotlight is having problems, I'd add all drives to Spotlight's privacy pane.

  • Locomotivation Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 2:50 PM (in response to TCPCohen)

    Yeah, well, I have the same problem. Did you find a solution?

     

    I was using Finder while Time Machine was backing up.  I clicked on "Time Capsule" in the Sidebar to check the status.  That was all she wrote. Re-launching Finder makes no difference.

    I am stopping the backup to see if Finder will run again.

  • Locomotivation Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to TCPCohen)

    I just decided to use SuperDuper! and leave it at that.  If you don't have it, Google it. 

    It's never let me down, and their support is great.  I have the full version.  I think they still have a free version, the difference being that the paid version will do smart updates to an existing backup.

     

    I don't need the granularity of hourly backups or the aggravation of wasted hours trying to get Time Machine to work as intended. 

     

    Good luck.

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