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Jun 30, 2014

After I boot and log in if I attempt to open a drive or folder that's on my desktop it causes the Finder to be non-responsive and a beach ball persists. In the window of "Force Quit Applications" it reads "Finder (not responding)". If I force quit finder it will quit and relaunch, but then the same scenerio all over again. If I do a Spotlight search for say an App that's not in my dock and then select it I can get any App to launch. If I choose an App from my dock I can get it to launch. If I attempt to restart the machine while the beach ball is spinning the restart will be ignored and I have to hard shutdown and startup via the power button. 

I also have another user account, on this system, which has the same problems. 

I've run DU permissions repair and ran all weekly and monthly scripts via Onyx. 

Booting in Safe Mode has the same effect. 


If I run Console and attempt to open a drive, on my desktop, I get: 

"6/30/14 11:01:28.710 AM WindowServer[174]: disable_update_timeout: UI updates were forcibly disabled by application "Finder" for over 1.00 seconds. Server has re-enabled them." 

"6/30/14 11:01:42.711 AM WindowServer[174]: disable_update_likely_unbalanced: UI updates still disabled by application "Finder" after 15.00 seconds (server forcibly re-enabled them after 1.00 seconds). Likely an unbalanced disableUpdate call." 

What can I do to restore the finder and get it working again? 

Edit in: running 10.9.3 on a 2010 Mac Pro.

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