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Mail, Safari and Firefox crash when I try to attach files to an e-mail

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I have been using my MacBook Pro for many years now with no problems, but just recently I have found that every time I try to attach a file to an e-mail, either in the Mail app or using different webmail accounts (yahoo, hotmail, university accounts etc.) the program crashes. It is the same using either Firefox or Safari.

I have tried rebooting, but not much else. As it appears to be affecting several programs, I assume it is more of a global issue. I don't know whether it is related in any way, but I have also found that every time I try to copy text the program I am copying from crashes too. This has happened before and was fixed by a simple restart, but appears to be more persistent now.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, I love my Mac and don't want to have to get a new one because of silly software issues.

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I have a similar problem, but it's with a MacBook Air and it locks up frequently no matter what I'm doing and it doesn't matter what browser I'm using. Has anyone experienced this and found the cause?? Thanks!
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Boot from Install Disk 1 (hold down C key) and then run Disk Utilities > First Aid > Verify HD > Repair (if necessary). The may be volume structure problems.

Second, run OnyX Titanium Software appropriate to your OS version and Repair Permissions, also Maintenance scripts (if relevant). You can also do the RP activity from Disk Utilities but OnyX does a better job.

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