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haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

Hi everyone. I have a problem regarding my macbook pro. I am currently using OS X Lion, 10.7.5, all software is up to date. The finder application is not responding. I can't access any folder in my macbook. All folders in my desktop disappear.. I try to relaunch the finder but it did not work. I try login as a guest user, the finder works perfectly but when I login as a user, finder cannot be used. The only way for me to access the top bar is by opening other app such as safari. I dont know if this is related to finder application or not, but since the finder not working, my battery runs out very fast. It only last for one to two hours and the fan always makes noise. Pleasa help me..   Thank you.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

    The purpose of the test is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party software that loads automatically at startup or login, or by a peripheral device.


    Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. Note: If FileVault is enabled, or if a firmware password is set, or if the boot volume is a software RAID, you can’t do this. Ask for further instructions.
    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including Wi-Fi on certain iMacs. The next normal boot may also be somewhat slow.

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.


    Test while in safe mode. Same problem?


    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I've done that but finder still not responding. Any other suggestion?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    This has to be done in the problem account.


    Launch the Console application in either of the following ways:


    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)


    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the icon grid.


    Step 1


    Make sure the title of the Console window is All Messages. If it isn't, select All Messages from the SYSTEM LOG QUERIES menu on the left. If you don't see that menu, select

    View Show Log List

    from the menu bar.

    Enter the name of the crashed application or process (Finder) in the Filter text field. Select the messages from the time of the last crash, if any. Copy them to the Clipboard (command-C). Paste into a reply to this message (command-V).


    When posting a log extract, be selective. In most cases, a few dozen lines are more than enough.

    Please do not indiscriminately dump thousands of lines from the log into this discussion.


    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Anonymize before posting.


    Step 2


    Still in the Console window, look under User Diagnostic Reports for crash reports related to the process. The report name starts with the name of the crashed process, and ends with ".crash". Select the most recent report and post the entire contents — again, the text, not a screenshot. In the interest of privacy, I suggest that, before posting, you edit out the “Anonymous UUID,” a long string of letters, numbers, and dashes in the header of the report, if it’s present (it may not be.) Please don’t post shutdownStall, spin, or hang logs — they're very long and not helpful.

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I run a Repair Permission in both Safe Mode and Normal Mode. This is the result of the test. Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ ent" has been modified and will not be repaired. I really don't know what is this and I can't access to it since finder not working.



    Log Extract from console: (I'm not sure if I do it correctly)


    Step 1:


    12: 13: 38 :

    ([4569]) Job appears to have crushed: Segmentation fault: 11


    12: 13: 38  ReportCrash:

    Saved crash report for finder [4569] version 10.7.5 (10.7.5) to /User/username/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-05-12-121338_my-full- name-Macbook-Pro.crash

    (open report)


    12: 13: 38 ReportCrash:

    Removing excessive log : file://localhost/User/username/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2013-05-12 -121303_my-full-name-Macbook-Pro.crash


    p/s: I dont know if this is related to finder crash or not, I can't copy paste anything in clipboard. I tried to copy paste a link in safari address bar, and it did not work. Also not working in word. So I cant copy paste anything from User Dianostic Report. It tiring for me to type in everything. So I will post a photo of it from my phone, and type everything I could.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    What backups do you have?

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I use time machine to backup my computer to external hard disk

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    Boot into Recovery mode. When the OS X Utilities screen appears, follow the prompts to reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    Done reinstall the OS X but nothing's changed. Finder still not responding.

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I did the repair permission again and still have the same warning as before.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (184,635 points)

    You were going to post a photo of the Finder crash report. Can you do that? Otherwise this is going to get ugly.

  • giodis Level 1 (0 points)

    You mention that all folders in your desktop disappear. Click the Desktop icon on the Sidebar. Does the message "There is no default application specified to open the document Desktop" appear ?.

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I'll do it once I'm back from work but would you explain to me what do you mean by this going to be ugly? Does it means that my macbook cannot be used anymore?

  • haziqah Level 1 (0 points)

    I cannot access to the sidebar. Everything related to finder don't work for me. When I clicked on the finder icon, nothing happened.

  • giodis Level 1 (0 points)

    Take a look at this post.

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