OS X Mavericks :: Finder Beach Balling - Failed Setting Front Application To Finder - Error?

Jun 3, 2014

I upgraded my MacBook Pro quad core 2.5 from Lion to Mavericks. Since then I get a LOT of beachballs when I'm using Finder. I repaired permissions, deleted com.apple.finder.plist (twice) and finally reinstalled Mavericks over the first one. Still painfully slow and lots of beachballs.

03/06/2014 18:10:13.994 launchservicesd[53]: Application App:"Finder" asn:0x0-1c01c pid:277 refs=8 @ 0x7fc8b870d950 tried to be brought forward, but isn't in fPermittedFrontApps ( ( "LSApplication:0x0-0xeb0eb pid=12980 "SecurityAgent"")), so denying. : LASSession.cp #1481 SetFrontApplication() q=LSSession 100005/0x186a5 queue

Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), Quad core 2.5GHz

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OS X Mavericks :: Any Operation Involving Finder Hangs - Beach Ball

Jun 26, 2014

Friend has 13" MBP mid 2010.  We upgraded to Mavericks about six weeks ago.  Then, about a month ago, any operation involving the Finder hangs, and I get a beach ball that lasts at least several minutes.  Other applications, like MS Office and browsers, are unaffected unless we try to open, save, or close a document.  Attempting to open any folder causes the same problem. 

I replaced his old hard drive with a new SSD and did a restore from TM, and the problem came back after a few days.  Otherwise the machine works fine.  Disk Utility reads fine. 

I created a new account as a test, and did not have the same problem.  So, I'm convinced it is something to do with his account, or with some app that affects his account.  It doesnt' seem to be a system problem because no one else in his SOHO is experiencing it.  And, because the second account works, I don't think it is a hardware problem like a bad cable (I've read lots about this).

I'm going to try to strip down the machine and delete a bunch of stuff like Dropbox, and I'll recreate his NAS access to see if that works.

His keychain won't remember one of two NAS passwords (I mount a TM volume and a production share on boot).  TM mounts automatically but the production mount asks for his password every time.  I've tried Keychain first aid. 

13" MBP, 4G RAM, 2.4G Intel Core Duo, Crucial MX100 256GB SSD (brand new).

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Feb 9, 2012

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I want the windows I have opened in the finder to remain opened, but everything else to close upon quitting

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Jun 5, 2014

Finder just completely crashed when I wanted to do something in terminal.

Can't open any window in Finder but my content on the desktop is displayed like normal (odd enough) 

Navigating with cd, ls in Terminal works and killall Finder doesn't do anything…  

This is the error (The application Finder can not be opened):  

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Aug 26, 2014

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It only started recently. I'm using a MBP summer 2010 with Mavericks 10.9.4. Everything else seems to work. 

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Jul 15, 2009

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May 8, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Get Spinning Beach Ball, Then Front Row?

Jun 7, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Can't Open An Application

Jun 3, 2012

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Apr 11, 2012

I have two application icons under favourites in finder. One complete with all applications, the other empty. How do I delete it?

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Jun 17, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Application Switches Spaces When Opened From Finder

Feb 8, 2012

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Apr 5, 2012

Sometimes I simply cannot open a new finder window. If I use Command-N or if I choose New Finder Window in the Finder menu, nothing happens. If I am using Command-N, I can see the File heading in the Finder menu bar highlighting, and then after a few seconds the highlight goes, but no window opens. Also, clicking on my Downloads icon in the dock, the dialog opens showing all the files, but if I then click on Open in Finder, the dialog closes but nothing happens. Now that I am writing this message, it all works again! That's what I mean by 'sometimes'. This issue can last for tens of minutes. Secndly, and this is still a problem, my finder Preferences do not stick. So for instance, I don't want to see an icon for my hard disk on the desktop, so I untick this in Finder preferences. The icon disappears. If I now re-start, then it comes back. The same happens for removing the empty trash warning and all of the other Finder Preference tick boxes. 

Now, when the first problem of not being able to open a finder window suddenly stopped being a problem, the icon for the hard disk suddenly appeared on my desktop. So the two issues are linked. This has been going on intermittently for a few days. I have verified my disk, and repaired permissions.

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Oct 1, 2009

Today I tried to change the finder icon in the dock. Because I'm cheap, I dont have candybar, so I tried to use liteicon. While this changed the finder icon in messages like "do you want to empty trash," it did not change it on the dock, even after logging out and relaunching the dock.

So I went into a bunch of core services and replaced all the finder .icns and .pngs with the one I wanted to use.When I relaunched the dock, the finder was invisible, but it still had the little blue "open" dot below where it was.I downloaded the candybar trial to try to fix it, but even candybar didn't get the icon back.

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May 22, 2012

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Jan 27, 2009

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Closing All Finder Windows Crashes Finder?

Apr 18, 2012

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If Finder has been running for a while, and I have a number of finder windows open, when I option-command-w, the Finder crashes and then restarts with all the windows that just closed. 

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MacBook :: Can't Close Finder Windows - Finder Reopens Them

May 1, 2012

When I close a finder window, the finder menu disappears and then reappears along with the finder window. It looks like finder is crashing and restarting. This started happening after I downloaded a pdf and put it in a folder. Maybe there is a bug in the way finder is rendering the image of the pdf file at the top of the finder window? 

How can I restore normal behavior of finder?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Gets The 10810 Error - Finder Is Crashed Upon Login

Sep 2, 2010

I'm using the latest update (10.6.4) on a new 2.8 quad iMac. Tons of HD space left. I have started getting the 10810 error. I've posted this at Apple support, but no support yet. I've also read every thread I can find.1) Finder is crashed upon login. Opening it gives the dreaded 10810 error.2) Can't empty the trash or show downloads3) Nothing appears on the desktop- HD, DVD, etc. Saving a file to the desktop does not cause it to appear.

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OS X :: Finder Cannot Complete Operation Error Code -36

Mar 16, 2009

I have a problem when I'm transferring files from my powerbook g4 to external hard disks such as lacie or ipod. It keeps popping up "The finder cannot Complete operation because some data in File AVI could Not be Read or Written. (Error Code -36).

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OS X :: Disk Read Error - Finder Stuck

Jul 6, 2009

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OS X :: Finder Cannot Complete Operation (Error Code -36)

May 2, 2010

So a few weeks ago, I copied my entire music library (97.5gb) onto my external hard drive (Mac OS X Extended, Journaled) to save space on my boot drive. Since then, I've been able to update my iPod, receiving the message "Attempting to copy to the disk <iPod name> failed. The disk could not be read from or written to".

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