13 Replies Latest reply: Mar 17, 2013 6:26 PM by wandering
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Nothing happens when I double click on the HD icon or try to open a new finder window through Finder.

Solved by Klaus1 on Mar 16, 2013 5:03 PM Solved

That is the only way you can repair your hard drive.

 

You cannot do this from the same start-up disk. Reboot from your install disk (holding down the C key). Once it opens, select your language, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your hard disk as before and click Repair:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782?viewlocale=en_US

 

Once that is complete reboot again from your usual start-up disk.

 

More useful reading here:

 

Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417?viewlocale=en_US

 

For a full description of how to resolve Disk, Permission and Cache Corruption, you should read this FAQ from the X Lab:

 

http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/repairprocess.html

 

Apple's advice on general maintenance:

 

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1147?viewlocale=en_US

Reply by Klaus1 on Mar 16, 2013 12:17 PM Helpful

Try this first:

 

Force Quit finder. When you get the force quit window select 'relaunch Finder'.

 

If that didn't work, go to Home/Library/Preferences and delete the file 'com.apple.finder.plist'.

 

Reboot your mac.

 

Any better?

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