3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 27, 2010 5:59 PM by A.Y.
A.Y. Level 1 (55 points)
On my 24" iMac with OSX 10.6.5, opening User's "Preferences" folder will crash the Snow Leopard Finder every time! This will happen even if I try to open a saved "Preferences" folder on an external drive.

On the brand-new 27" iMac also with OSX 10.6.5, the same thing will happen, but less frequently.

Is there way around this annoying problem???

Thanks for the help!

27" and 24" iMac (Snow Leopard/XP) and 20" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.6.5), Since 84 Mac 128K and IBM PC
  • A.Y. Level 1 (55 points)
    Can anyone check to see if you're able to open the Disk/Users/UserName/Library/Preferences folder without crashing your Snow Leopard Finder. If the folder open fine, scroll down to see if the Finder crashes.

    Both opening and scrolling will crash my iMac's Finder.
  • Király Level 6 (9,740 points)
    Works fine for me.

    Do you have this problem if you are logged in to a different user account?
  • A.Y. Level 1 (55 points)
    Problem solved thanks to a tip on the internet:

    Fetch 4.0.3 preference files were causing the Snow Leopard Finder to crash constantly. Removing the files from both iMacs and the problem went away immediately.

    Since I couldn't open the Snow Leopard folder containing the Fetch prefs files long enough to remove them, I used a MacBook, running Leopard to remove the files through the network.