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trevo
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Join Date: Jan 2005
 
2005-12-25, 21:51

Hi guys,

I was using safari as normal, watching some trailers. All of a sudden Finder keeps restarting over and over again. This is causing the background etc. to keep flashing, all i have access to is my dock!
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2005-12-25, 22:24

Grr, FTFF
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2005-12-25, 22:40

Have you installed anything new in the last few hours?

I had a similar thing happen when I installed Stuffit (the latest free version). Any time I right click on anything the menu doesn't dome up. Instead the finder crashes repeatedly. Very annoying!

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FFL
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2005-12-25, 22:43

any external drives attached?
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T-Man
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2005-12-25, 22:45

Ext. drives can cause havoc, but at least Finder just 'freezes' for me.
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trevo
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2005-12-25, 23:33

Okay I worked it out... But you can see what was happening here: http://idisk.mac.com/okeyes/Public/finder.AVI 5.7mb

**Problem Spoiler**:smokey:
Im sure you won't believe this. It was the movie trailers downloaded from apple that screwed my finder. I loaded them in Safari and dragged them onto my desktop, walked away. When i came back is when i noticed finder in kamikazey mode. I created a new user account to my surprise, it worked fine, i could finally access my apps folder and utilities. I did all the normal things you do when something goes wrong to fix my normal account to no avail and even tried safe mode. I still wanted to see those trailers so i gave myself ownership and brought over the trailers and watched them, it was then i check for new posts and wanted to reply. I don't know my username or password so i logged back into my one and only faulty finder account, which was now working properly. I gave myself ownership of my desktop folder again, which again causes my finder to go haywire.
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trevo
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2005-12-25, 23:36

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Originally Posted by PKIDelirium
Grr, FTFF


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Originally Posted by scratt
Have you installed anything new in the last few hours?

I had a similar thing happen when I installed Stuffit (the latest free version). Any time I right click on anything the menu doesn't dome up. Instead the finder crashes repeatedly. Very annoying!
No i didn't.

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any external drives attached?
None at all.


Is it even possible for a movie to cause this much havoc? surely its application involved as well?
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2005-12-25, 23:38

Weird? Glad you fixed it. (<That 'smile's' eyes still look evil to me in a way...)

EDIT: Must be an app, why would .mov (or whatever they are) files do that?
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