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OS 10.5 - Finder Slow to Reveal Drive Contents


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I'm operating in OS X Leopard 10.5.5/Mac Pro 2GHz/2MB RAM. The finder is very slow to reveal the contents of my hard drive, often taking several seconds to show the contents of any given folder. Any ideas?
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How full is your harddrive?
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144GB of available space on a 250MB drive.
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I have OSX 10.5.5/MacBook Pro 17"/4gig mem and sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes to open a folder in my documents place (i'm in panel view (3rd view button from left) in my finder window). 165gig disc space left.

I clicked on Documents then click on a folder and I get spinning multi-color ball for about 4 minutes then folder contents show up.
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144GB of available space on a 250MB drive.
Check your Harddrive's "Smart" status in the disk utility. Might indicate the drive is going bad.
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try cleaning out your cache wth a app like onyx, or doing a disk repair in apps > utilities > disk utility > first aid then click on repair permissions. should take around 10 mins
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Thanks for your help here. After following the suggestion of checking my drives status I found that my drive had major unfixable errors (directory forks and stuff). I backup everything up and my drive failed the next day. I had to send Macbook Pro in for a drive replacement. Thanks for the info thou - since I was able to backup before the failure.
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