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My Finder started acting up. On logging into my account, it launches, and then crashes and relaunches. This goes on as an infinite process. I can use other programs from the dock, but can't use finder as it keeps relaunching itself. I'm posting this message from the Guest Account on my computer. I did repair premissions, but no luck. help plz :confused:
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thats crazy. have you run any cron scripts? have you installed any new hardware or software or fonts?
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Nope not run any scripts, no cron, no nothing. Not installed anything lately either. HALP!!!!
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Have you checked the system and console logs?
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How do I check them? I can't launch any app coz I cant get to the apps folder coz Finder doesn't let me do that. HAAALP!!!
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its usually mac hd>library>logs>etc, but you can do that.
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After all these are tried if there are still worries, try restarting in single user terminal (restart hold Apple S) and in there type /sbin/fsck -fy
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After all these are tried if there are still worries, try restarting in single user terminal (restart hold Apple S) and in there type /sbin/fsck -fy
what does that do? and what happens after i type that stuff in?
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file system check.
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How do I check them? I can't launch any app coz I cant get to the apps folder coz Finder doesn't let me do that. HAAALP!!!
Well you have a point there, I did not think about that. While you are in single user mode though you can take a gander. "cat <path to log> |less" then q to get back to the command prompt.

Since the guest account works it does not seem to be the finder itself that is the problem.... And i lost where I was going with that. Time to go to bed.
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what does that do? and what happens after i type that stuff in?
It will check the file system for problems and fix them. Keep repeating until the ***FILE SYSTEM CHANGED*** stops showing exit. or restart can be used after
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OK this is starting to freak me out now. Even fancy stuff like "/sbin/fsck -fy" that witeshark mentioned is not helping. It is clearly something in this account, as Finder runs fine in the Guest account. HAAALP!!
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Have you run crons? Download onyx or cocktail and run the all the maintenance scripts... if you can't download and install anything, there is a way to do this with the terminal as well...(search for it...)

If all else fails: Time to archive and reinstall?
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I can run Onyx, its in my Dock. What do I click once I launch it? There are many sections. What do I run from there?


Also, what is Archive and Install. I assume it back up all files and reinstalls the OS?
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Crons in terminal: sudo sh /etc/daily sudo sh /etc/weekly sudo sh /monthly (promted for admin password)
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