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Message Finder quit unexpectedly

The options are ignore report neither gets us past the problem Restarted several times

Last updated one year ago by Rofel Lantican

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Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

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Thanks for waiting. Please follow the steps below.

First thing we need to do is to boot on Safe Boot.

  • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
  • Press the power button.
  • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
  • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).
  • Test while in safe mode if you still have the same issue.

Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.

To leave Safe Mode, restart the computer normally, without holding any keys during startup.

If the issue is not fixed please follow the steps below:

Launch the Terminal application in any 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.)
  • If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.
  • Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return: find Library -name com.apple.finder.* -delete

The command may take a noticeable amount of time to run. Wait for a new line ending in a dollar sign (“$”) to appear.

If still not working try this command on the Terminal window:

rm Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist then hit enter or return and rm Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

If that doesn't work, try this:

rm Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

Please let me know what happen.

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

Hard to drag and drop between the computer and IPhone

Posted by Guest one year ago

When typing the other lines it says no such file or directory

Posted by Guest one year ago

Which command are you having issues with?

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

I'm sorry the last line vincemolliconi$

Posted by Guest one year ago

This command rm Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist?

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

Yes that line.

Posted by Guest one year ago

Please also try this step. Restart and then hold Option and then to Go at the top of the screen to Library, then open Preferences look and drag com.apple.finder.plist to the trash and restart again. Then check if you still have issue with your finder.

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

If it is not on your directory that is ok. Now try the last step and check if you still have the same issue.

Thanks

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

I'm sorry I don't understand the Hold Option

Posted by Guest one year ago

Are you still there

Posted by Guest one year ago

Sorry for the late response. I'm referring to the Option Key.

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Thanks

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

Ok I've selected restart while holding the option key down and nothing pops up

Posted by Guest one year ago

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Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

Yes I will allow

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Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

The errors do not allow me to open the Internet

Posted by Guest one year ago

What error message did you received? Is it possible to connect using ethernet cable if wireless connection is not available?

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

I have a wireless connection the Message says Google can't open because of a problem. Please send instructions remote access isn't going to work

Posted by Guest one year ago

Can you please go to Macintosh HD/Library/Preferences.

Then look for com.apple.finder.plist drag it to trash then restart the computer. Check if you still have the same issue.

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Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

I have no idea how to get there. I'm sorry I am not a MAC user

Posted by Guest one year ago

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Posted by Guest one year ago

Thanks for your response. Do you mean when you use spotlight search it also tells you that it quit unexpectedly?

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

Yes that is right

Posted by Guest one year ago

I understand. I would like to know the version of your OSX and do you have the OSX disc of your computer?

Thanks

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

No idea.

Posted by Guest one year ago

10.6 Update 4

Posted by Guest one year ago

On your Desktop click on the Apple Icon then click on About this Mac

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Going back to my previous question. Do you have the OSX disc of your Mac?

Thanks

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

10.6.7 I do not have a disk

Posted by Guest one year ago

The reason why I asked you if you have the disc is because we might need to reinstall the OSX of your computer since most of the functions are not working especially Spotlight and Finder.

You need to get the OSX disc from Apple and you need to backup all the important files on your Mac so that you can restore the computer back to its original working state.

You can get the OSX 10.6 using this link Order 10.6 Snow Leopard

To install the OSX 10.6 once you receive it please follow the steps using this link. How to install 10.6 Snow Leopard

If you have questions please let me know. Thanks

Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago

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Posted by Rofel Lantican one year ago