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server making my finder crash

448 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 11, 2013 11:04 AM by no1tmorrow RSS
OriginaliTeam Calculating status...
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Mar 18, 2013 11:40 PM

I have a mac mini that is running apple server on it and when i try and access the server from my mac, finder crashes other times i can open certain files but other files crash.


I have literally tried everything...i have tried re starting, re installing everything and still having the same issue.


Please help

  • psxndc Calculating status...
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    Oct 23, 2013 12:14 AM (in response to OriginaliTeam)

    Hey man - I hope you were able to solve this because I've had this exact problem - finder crashes connecting to a mac mini running server - for about two months and it was driving me CRAZY. BUT, I just managed to fix it (based on an article I found at:


    Delete the Finder preferences using Terminal by:


    Open Terminal, located in the Applications > Utilities folder.


        Delete the primary Finder preferences file:


              At the Terminal prompt, type the following command exactly as written

      1. rm ~/Library/Preferences/

              Press Return.

        Now delete the preferences for the Finder Sidebar:


              At the Terminal prompt, type the following command exactly as written:


            rm ~/Library/Preferences/


              Press Return.


    Restart the computer


    Empty the Trash.


    Hoped this helped you, and all credit is due to the XLab guy/girl.

  • no1tmorrow Calculating status...
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    Nov 11, 2013 11:04 AM (in response to psxndc)

    So I tried the deleting preferences with no luck. What is strange is it will lock up the finder on my Macs but the windows machines can access it just fine. Any thoughts? I have looked through the logs but have not found anything useful (but then again not a log expert, yet).





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