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10.6: Fix a Finder crash after an iDisk connection error Desktop
After several failed attempts to connect to iDisk in 10.6 (e.g. poor internet connection), Finder tends to crash with the error:

The application "Finder" cannot be opened
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Finder then will not automatically restart. But there is a fix if you have Spotlight, Quicksilver, Google Quicksearch box, or some other access to Terminal. If you do, launch Terminal and type killall Finder, then press Return. Finder, although apparently not an active process (per the above error), will then restart immediately and successfully.
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10.6: Fix a Finder crash after an iDisk connection error
Authored by: papatonyinsd on Sep 11, '09 01:09:55PM

That's a superb tip, and thanks - I've been wrestling with everything BUT the danged iDisk (SSD drive, RAM, drivers, etc.) trying to nail down exactly that issue! What a relief!

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10.6: Fix a Finder crash after an iDisk connection error
Authored by: mac4drew on Sep 25, '09 06:13:27AM

I encountered this annoying bug myself, but I don't use or have an iDisk or even a MobileMe account.

This bug seems to occur when the Finder GUI crashes but the Finder process continues to run. It could be that Snow Leopard's implementation of iDisk is especially shoddy so it happens more when using iDisks, but the root of the problem is that the system doesn't do anything to make sure Finder is actually terminated after it crashes. And if Finder isn't terminated, it can't be launched again, so it just sits there crunching away at nothing.

I was loading some movie thumbnails in a Cover Flow window. Some of the movies were using Perian and/or Flip4Mac, so maybe one of those was the actual culprit. After reading this post, I opened Terminal from my Dock, ran top and saw that the Finder process was still running (and taking up about 85% of my CPU).

I killed the process using killall Finder and it relaunched immediately, just like the OP's experience.



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10.6: Fix a Finder crash after an iDisk connection error
Authored by: malvolio on Apr 04, '10 04:27:38AM

Unfortunately, this suggestion is not working for me. I am currently running 10.6.3, and have had this happen intermittently in all versions of Snow Leo. What triggers it is ejecting a Firewire external disk. For some unknown reason, the ejection will cause a Finder hang requiring a force quit, triggering the message. And although I have tried every suggestion I have found via Google, still NOTHING works but a %#$&^@* restart.
This is getting old, Apple!

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