Finder at 102% CPU

All of a sudden my computer will work find, except for the Finder. The fan spins up and looking at Activity Monitor it shows the CPU % at 102% with 10 threads and 1.19 GB of real memory.

Using the Finder is painfully slow. I will try to double click a folder and then have to wait for a few minutes at times for the window to change. Drag and drop is impossible.

The interesting thing is that while this is going on, the rest of the computer works fine.

This is a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Early 2011) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 with 8GB of RAM running 10.8.4

I've tried repairing permissions and disk with Apple's utility after rebooting with cmd + R.

What am I missing?
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strungCommented:
In Finder, pull down the Go menu to Go To Folder.

Then go to

~/Library/Preferences/

and delete the file "com.apple.finder.plist"

Goto Terminal and type

killall Finder

(this restarts the finder)
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
Thanks. That helped for a little bit. It seems like perhaps opening and closing Parallels Desktop  brings the problem back?
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
Update on this. I rebooted the computer and one of the first things I ran was Parallels Desktop. The finder is still working well. Is it possible that I'm running out of RAM when I have a bunch of programs open and even when I close Parallels Desktop the Finder doesn't recover well?
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strungCommented:
If that is what is happening, it is likely a glitch in Parallels. 8 Gig of RAM should be enough. You might check the forums on the Parallels web site if there is one.
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
I was about to close out this ticket since things were working well even after using Parallels. This morning, without running Parallels, things slowed down again. Killing the Finder plist and restarting the finder worked. That's a great workaround solution, but any thoughts on what it could be? It doesn't seem to be Parallels since after a reboot and running Parallels, the finder works fine.
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strungCommented:
Open a Finder window. Pull down the View Menu to View Options and make sure "Calculate All Sizes" is NOT checked. Then click on Use As Defaults. See if that solves the problem.

See screen shot.
Screen-Shot-2013-08-31-at-3.47.0.pdf
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
That wasn't checked, but I set it as default. Unfortunately, the problem seems to be intermittent. It appears that it is happening less often, but still happening. I just realized though that the fan does not seem to be spinning up as loud as it was.

So, overall, an improvement, but not 100% fixed yet. Any other thoughts?
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strungCommented:
When it happens, check the console logs to see what is happening.
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
I was able to pull the console logs. Here it is.
All-Messages.log
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strungCommented:
Sounds like the problem is your Solar Service software for your Logitech keyboard:

http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Keyboards-and-Keyboard-Mice/Solar-Service-writing-thousands-of-log-entries-on-Mac-OS-X-for/td-p/690182

You might see if Logitech has an update for the Solar Service app, otherwise you may have to remove it following the instructions in the post of ¿05-20-2012 09:30 AM in the thread above.
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quizwedgeAuthor Commented:
It happens so intermittently and it seems to be working well now. You've certainly earned the points. If it happens again, I'll open up a new question. Thanks for all of your help!
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