Software :: Finder Won't Open?

Aug 5, 2010

Finder was not responding so I did a force quit and now it won't relaunch. I can still open other apps using spotlight. I just can't get to the finder icons and the finder menu bar. When I click the FInder icon in the dock, I get the -10810 error code and a message that says "The application Finder can't be opened"

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Cannot Open Finder Window And Finder Preferences Don't Stick

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.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: When Open A Word Doc In Finder All Docs Open

Apr 16, 2012

I have a new iMac with MS Office for Mac 2011. When I go to finder and click on a document the computer opens all word docs. How do i stop this behavior?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Won't Open In It

Jun 3, 2012

I just upgraded to Lion- yes, I'm a late adopter- and now, my "Finder" won't open in the dock.  I have repaired permissions, and I can "work around it" by clicking on my apple logo and doing a force quit on finder.  After I do, the dock icon will work.  However, if I then reboot, I'm back to square one. 

MacBook Pro
Lion 10.7.4
2.4 Ghz Intel Core duo 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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Mar 16, 2008

Is there any keystroke to open a Finder window? Or is clicking on the icon the only way?

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OS X :: Possible To Open Photo In Finder And Browse All

Dec 23, 2008

This is a switcher question What I miss in Leopard is the ability to open one photo in Finder and then clicking next/previous to access other photos located in the same directory. I know that I can select all the photos I want to view and open them in Preview but I don't like this. In some cases I just dont know in advance all the photos I want to view. The Coverflow browsing is not large enough to view he photos. In Windows, the image preview could do this as well as the Picasa's preview. Is that somehow possible in OSX?

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OS X :: Open Folder In New Finder Window?

Mar 7, 2009

How do I open a folder in a new finder window? I know on a PC you can right click the folder and choose open in new window. How is this accomplished on the mac?

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OS X :: Finder Window Open To See All Folders?

Sep 28, 2009

It has been bothering me for some time that when I open the Finder window, it opens pretty small and I either need to re-adjust it or scroll to find the folder. Is there a way to set it so that the Finder Window opens to a set amount of space?

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OS X :: Prevent Finder To Open At Login

Oct 14, 2009

I'm using a Finder replacement app. Is there anyway to prevent the Finder from opening at login?

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OS X :: Finder Or Any / All Apps Fail To Open

May 31, 2010

I just turned on my 20-day old 17" MacBook Pro Unibody and nothing happens other than a LONG boot sequence. The Finder isn't even indicated as running in the dock, and the only thin the conputer is capable of is opening a few select windows. Every time I attempt to run an app, I get the following warning: You can't Open the Application (null) because it may be damaged or incomplete. That's all the computer can do. I tried to launch Onyx to clean out the baffels, but it just won't launch. The computer only shuts down or restarts by holding the power key down.

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OS X :: Finder Closes When Trying To Open Macintosh HD

Jul 1, 2010

I've just noticed this happening tonight. I did perform todays Mac Update but I don't know if they are related. Whenever I try to open "Macintosh HD" (my boot drive) the Finder closes. Does anyone know what the solution could be? I was able to run a "verify disk" and it said there were errors so I did a reboot to my Snow Leopard start up disk and was able to repair the errors.

I've googled everything I can think of and can't seem to find anyone else with this issue. I'd rather not have to reimage the machine. Upon further investigation I've noticed that the problem seemed to have started on June 20th. I can access the back-up folders of my Time Machine for "Macintosh HD" for all dates prior but starting on the 20th if I try to access the Macintosh HD backup folder, Finder shuts down just as it does with the current Macintosh HD.

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Software :: Finder Window Won't Open?

Apr 27, 2009

Have a 3 1/2 year old imac with OS 10.5.6 and love it; use it tons.

I was adding some music to my idisk's public folder when the copying process froze;got stuck. The little spinning disc would not go away.

I closed down all other applications. My finder window was frozen with that disc, and could not force quit it, even though tried several techniques to do so. I finally turned off the computer manually.

When I turned my imac back on, the finder window was gone. I cannot open a finder window from the finder image on my dock.

My word documents, Safari, email all work, but my desktop is blank and I cannot open any finder window.

I think that it must have been something that the idisk caused.

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Does Not Open Up To The Desktop?

Mar 24, 2012

My finder does not open up to the Desktop and I cannot find items. Also, when I try to upload a photo in FB or other sites, I cannot find the iPhoto libraries to upload photos.

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder Won't Open At All

Mar 25, 2012

I started up and Finder didn't open, everything was really slow, and I can't get to the terminal.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Open Finder With Folders First?

Mar 28, 2012

I love my Mac but I can't get used to the finder-way-of-sorting files.Is there a way to get finder to open with folders alfabetticly on top?

Info:iMac (21.5-inch Late 2009)

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Intel Mac :: Finder Does Not Open When Clicked?

Apr 23, 2012

finder does not open from the dock when clicked.  shows up on the recent item drop down list, also forced closed but still does not open when clicked.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.3.x)

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Can't Open An Application

Jun 3, 2012

I've got a really strange error when I open Finder, it says The application Finder can't open because PowerPC applications are no longer supported.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Intel Core i7 2.2GHz 4Go Memory

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Window Will Not Open

Jun 5, 2012

I cannot open my folders or finder. Am in the middle of teaching a class and can't access my presentation files.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Fails To Open?

Jun 9, 2012

I tried to hide Finder from the application switcher (⌘ + tab) but this didn't work so well. I edited the 'Info.plist' file for and I tried restoring, removing the lines etc and this just is not working. Each time I boot my mac even under different users I am greeted by 'Finder quit unexpectedly' and no matter what I select (out of 'Ignore' 'Report' or 'Reopen') it keeps bringing itself to the front of all windows. Should I re-install Mac OS Lion? If so, is there a way for me to keep personal files and applications? Should I visit my Apple store and hope a genius can fix this? 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Will Not Open After Upgrade To 10.7.4

Jun 24, 2012

I have recently upgraded my 2009 Macbook Pro to OS 10.7.4. Since then Finder will not open 9 times out of 10. I have to restart Finder in order to get it open and gain access to my files.

Here is what Console said:

24-06-12 12:21:13,218 Finder: ISGetIconFamilyFromStorage: seed mismatch for 292e0018, actual seed is 3f2dba31
24-06-12 12:21:13,218 Finder: _GetISImageRefFromIconRefInternal: could not retain image ref 0x292e0018 (err=-2580)


MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Finder Won't Let Open Some Photos

Sep 2, 2014

In only one of my folders in pictures, a random selection of photos cannot be opened (this happened recently). I get a prompt telling me to use "Get Info" to change the permissions, but even when I go there and unlock the file/change the permissions, I still cannot open the file.

MacBookPro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Open Finder App?

Sep 11, 2014

I am unable to open my finder app. When i click on it and hit, open, a box pops up and says "finder  cannot be opened -600, finder was working perfectly earlier today and now i have issues. i have a macbook pro 2.9 ghz, OS x 10.9.4  

i opened the console and cleared display, but i am unsure of what else i needed to do, cause that didn't work. 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X :: Finder Folders Allways Open In New Window?

Mar 5, 2009

Clicking folders to view the contents always results in a new window opening. This is very frustrating when trying to view a deep path file. I've already gone to Finder Options and made sure "Always open folders in new window" is not selected.

I repaired the disk permissions using Onyx and MainMenu but the problem still occurs.

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OS X :: Clicking With Trackpad Won't Open Things In Finder

Nov 12, 2009

When I find things through finder, for example text edit, I'll click on it, but then nothing happens. But then, if I use Ctrl+click-and pick open, it opens. This didn't happen on my old MAC, and I'm using the new Snow Leopard-Mac white '09. Is there anyway that I can make it so that I can double click to open apps that I find in the finder? just to be precise, I wouldn't be able to open up Library in this finder if I just double clicked on it

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OS X :: Editing Finder Open With Menu List

Jan 10, 2010

I just went to open an image in the Finder with the "Open With" option. I noticed that there are several versions of most of the applications that can open an image. Most are the older versions of the applications. Does anyone know how to edit this list so only the current version of each application is shown? I have attached the menu listing so you can see what I mean by duplicates.

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OS X :: How To Make Keyboard Shortcuts To Open New Finder

Jan 31, 2010

when i click on desktop and press command-shift-a to open applications folder, the first finder windows gets switched to the app folder and not opening a new finder window.

how can i set the default to open new window when i use shortcuts like that?

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IMac :: Cannot Open Anything In Finder With Double Click

Feb 1, 2010

I noticed that this problem started last night. When I open anything in Finder or a folder on the desk top and double click it doesn't open. But on the desktop,if I right click the folder and click open it opens. But in finder it doesn't. I have shut down the computer and waited and re-started but still no help. This also happens when I use pages, and numbers.

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OS X :: Dock Folder Auto Open In Finder?

May 13, 2010

so i have an application folder and downloads folder on my dock, is there any way i can auto open in finder when i click it? it doesnt have the option when i right click to od that

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IMac :: Quit Finder - Now Unable To Open

Jun 21, 2010

I accidentally quit finder instead of Safari this morning and now Finder will not open. I still have it in the dock but nothing will work. I also do not have the toolbar at the top either. I can still open the other icons on the dock and use them so I can get on Safari, Ical, etc. I thought I did this once before but I can't remember what I did to rectify the situation.

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Software :: Automatically Open Finder Window For USB?

Aug 24, 2010

I've got this problem that I need to try and solve for a client at work. They've got us to design a sort of media player application in Flash that allows the user to select any of their project videos to watch.

Now, the problem. They want this application to be distributed on a USB stick. They also want the application to automatically run when the USB is plugged in. Now, on Windows machines, this is easy enough. My problem is that I have no idea how to do this on a Mac.

I'm aware that Macs don't have the same AutoRun capabilities as Windows does. What I'm wondering, in the absence of being able to run the application automatically, is it possible to have Finder automatically open up a new window to the directory where the app is stored? Or, better yet, is it possible for Finder to automatically open up some sort of customized window (similar to the ones that pop up when you run an installer package), that just provides a shortcut to the application?

Obviously I need the solution to be common across multiple computers (so any solution that involves changing system settings or the like isn't really useful for me).

Is what I'm trying to do even possible? My knowledge is limited on the matter. I'm actually a video editor. Don't ask me why I've been put in charge of doing this, because I'm sort of wondering that myself.

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