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Question: lsd process causing 100% cpu and beachballing

Hi guys,


I hope someone can help me with this. My computer has recently started using 100% cpu on a process called "lsd". It totally locks up my computer and i have to hard restart it by holding in the power button. I can force it to do this is i select a video and then choose "open with" as it is pulling up the subsequent windows, it will beachball and go to 100% cpu because of this process.


I read something Linc Davis had previously posted about console, so i have gone there and here is the dump for "lsd":


11/05/2016 10:51:39.103 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.107 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.110 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.113 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.602 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.605 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.608 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.612 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.615 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:39.619 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:49.392 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:49.451 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:49.467 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:49.484 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist

11/05/2016 10:51:49.502 lsd[354]: LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/com.apple.lsdschemes.plist


They are all the same so i wont post them all but there are 4000 of them in the last 20 minutes alone.


Here is my imac:


User uploaded file


Many thanks for ANY help anyone can give me 🙂


hardtofin

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You may have a corrupted Launch Services database.

To reset the database:


1) triple-click anywhere in the following line (it is a very long line) to select it; press Command-C to Copy


/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.fram ework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user ; killall Dock

2) Open Terminal, press Command-V to Paste, press enter to execute the command


3) Restart your mac.

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May 11, 2016 3:30 AM in response to hardtofin In response to hardtofin

You may have a corrupted Launch Services database.

To reset the database:


1) triple-click anywhere in the following line (it is a very long line) to select it; press Command-C to Copy


/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.fram ework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user ; killall Dock

2) Open Terminal, press Command-V to Paste, press enter to execute the command


3) Restart your mac.

May 11, 2016 3:30 AM

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Nov 10, 2016 6:31 AM in response to Luis Sequeira1 In response to Luis Sequeira1

Hi Luis


I have a similar problem, the launchservicesd process keeps using 20% of my CPU all the time.

Even after trying to reset the database.

I've narrowed it down to a user-related problem as other users on the Mac do not have this problem.


Any idea where to look for this process?


Thanks in advance!

Nov 10, 2016 6:31 AM

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