4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2013 7:59 PM by popluhv
albert anton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello to everyone.


Since I updated to Mavericks, my Finder gets crazy: For example, when I try to open the Applications folder, Finder gets a lot of time to load the list. Same problem when I try to connect to my Mac Mini Server: Every two minutes, it stucks.


What's the problem with my finder?


PD: Sorry for my por english, it's not my native language...

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (101,760 points)

    Might be Finder preferences are corrupted ...


    Open the Finder. From the Finder menu bar click Go > Go to Folder


    Type or copy paste the following:




    Click Go then move the com.apple.finder.plist file to the Trash.


    Restart your Mac.


    If that didn't help, follow the instructions here >  Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes

  • popluhv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    similar problem: finder quits when I open it.

    I don't have ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist in my library/prefrences folder.

    I don't have google drive either, which seems to be most peoples' problem.

    I tried the re-index thing, but it didn't seem to do anything

  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (131,545 points)

    don't have ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist in my library/prefrences folder.

    Yes you do.  You're probably looking in the wrong Library folder.  The one you want to be looking in is invisible by default:


    NOTE: In Lion and Mountain Lion the Home/Library folder is now invisible. To make it permanently visible enter the following in the Terminal application window: chflags nohidden ~/Library and press the Return key - 10.7: Un-hide the User Library folder.


    For  Mavericks, 10.9,  go to your Home folder and use the View ➙ Show View Options menu to bring the this window:




    I have Finder problems a while back (brought on my my trying some hacks) and the only solution was to boot into the Recovery volume (boot with the Command + R keys held down)




    and reinstall the system.


    Happy Holidays

  • popluhv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked like a charm. Thank You!