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Apple iMac 10.6.8 finder not responding

Posted on 2013-12-12
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After booting if we try opening any folders we get the 'wheel of death'. No External disk connected.

Tried: -
Permissions repair
Safe boot then restart
Boot from DVD and repair disk

Can anyone help?
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When you booted from the DVD and and ran Repair Disk, did it say the disk was OK?

Can you open folders while booted in safe mode?

Have you tried creating a new user?

Have you checked the console logs for errors?
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Hi strung,
No errors on Disk Repair, will try other suggestions.

How do I check console logs?
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Type console into Spotlight
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Open Console, then try to open a folder and watch for error messages to scroll by
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There is a suggestion on the internet that booting into safe mode, opening and closing a few folders, then rebooting may solve the problem.

If not, try copying and pasting the following line into a terminal window and hit return

rm ~/.DS_Store

Then copy and paste this line into terminal and hit return

rm ~/Desktop/.DS_Store
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Thanks, creating new profile was the answer.
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