OS X Mavericks :: Finder Crash When Opening Any Folder On Desktop

Sep 11, 2014

Finder crashes when using any option from the Go menu (or key combo) except Airdrop.

Once Finder window is open on Airdrop any navigation to home folder or any other folder using side bar causes Finder to crash.

Using Go To Folder causes crash, even on hidden folder like /var

Finder is OK when opening files on desktop

All other apps can browse file system and open/save OK

Google Drive is not present on system (this used to be an issue a long time a go that caused similar symptoms in other threads)

Drop Box is installed. But issue occurs even when dropbox is not running

Using spotlight to open applications still works normally.

Clicking the Finder icon in the Dock results in a non-functional blank window entitled "Window", all tool buttons are disabled.

Repeatedly opening the same folder over and over results in the message "The last time you open Finder, it unexpectedly quite while reopening windows. Do you want to try to reopen its windows again? If you choose not to reopen windows, you may have to open and position the windows yourself" Two options "Don't Reopen" and "Reopen". Both buttons have no effect except to dismiss the dialog.

Steps Taken to fix:

Booted into recovery mode and performed repair disk and Permissions - Finder Still Crashes

Removed finder preference files using terminal~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist 

Recent changes to system:iTunes 11.4 Installed with normal Software Update. 

Possible Cause of Problem

Found app in iTunes that has File Sharing enabled and has a shared folder. Curious as to what was in the folder i dragged it to my desktop and double clicked. Im not sure if iTunes would have had enough time to copy the contents of the folder before i tried to open the folder. Finder crashed. This was the first time it happened.

iPhone app in iTunes that I picked in was "Ubersense".

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Marcador - 20/08/2014 14:09:17
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: -[__NSCFString hasPrefix:]: nil argument
Aug 20 14:09:24 Macintosh.local Finder[1429]: (

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The Ext HD: 
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Mac OS Extended (Journalised)
1.91TB available on the HD
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Connected to the iMac via USB 2.0 to a 4-port USB 2.0 hub 

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Path:                  /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes

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