Mac

Finder is Not Responding [FIXED]

Finder is not responding on your Mac computer? Don’t worry! Although it’s very frustrating, you’re definitely not the only person to experience it. And more importantly, it’s fixable…

Try these fixes…

You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works for you.

  1. Relaunch Finder
  2. Remove the Finder preferences folder

Fix 1: Relaunch Finder

The first thing you should try is to completely relaunch Finder. To do so:

  1. Press the Command and the Space keys on your keyboard at the same time to open Spotlight Search.
  2. Type “terminal ” and press Enter/Return.

  3. Copy the following line of command and paste it into Terminal, then press Enter/Return:
    killall -KILL Finder

Now Finder is completely relaunched on your Mac computer. Check to see if it’s responding.

Hopefully it is. But if not, you may need to…

Fix 2: Remove the Finder preferences folder

Perhaps your Finder preferences folder is corrupted so you’re experiencing the Finder not responding issue. Try removing the Finder preferences folder to make the system regenerate the folder for you. This helps you fix the not responding issue.

Here’s how you can do this…

  1. Press the Command and the Space keys on your keyboard at the same time to open Spotlight Search.
  2. Type “terminal ” and press Enter/Return.

  3. Copy the following line of command and paste it into Terminal, then press Enter/Return:
    rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

Now try opening Finder and see if your issue is fixed.

Hopefully one of the fixes above worked for you. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave us a comment below!

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