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I've got an Intel MacBook Pro running OS X version 10.4.9 here. I have about 200 folders inside of a photos folder. There are about 5 photos in each folder on the local hard drive. When I try to open a few of the sub folders finder just closes. If I copy the folders to a network share and remove the hidden ._ files from a Windows machine, then copy it back to the hdd it will be able to open them. It seems like it is somehow corrupting the files.

The majority of the folders are fine but it seems to be doing it to a lot of the subfolders and slowing down my photo guy.

I'm at a loss to explain it, best guess I have would be a hdd going bad, but that doesn't make sense since the photos themselves are fine and can be opened. It is also quite capable of copying, so perhaps it's some issue with indexing?  

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I would suggest you boot from a system CD and run Disk First Aid from the Disk Utility App. Also, while booted from the hard drive, open Disk Utility from the hard drive and run Repair Permissions.

You might consider installing the freeware SmartReporter:  http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/23232

to monitor you hard drive's health.

By the way, how much free space do you have on your local drive? You are likely to get disk corruption if you do not keep at least 15% of the drive free.
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I've been looking into it more and more and the index files get corrupted on the network as well as on the hard drive. The same solution works and the original photos are just fine. This is one weird issue
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