View Full Version : Finder wont launch

4th April 2008, 03:14 PM
Ok now im in trouble!
my imac G5 (OS 10.4.11) suddenly decided that it won't launch the Finder. I can see the dock and even run apps which are in it, but no finder. Opening apps shows only the app menubar and the blue apple in the top left. Now i know my drive is there as i can access it via my network and see everything on my laptop plus i can open files if i choose open from my apps menu.

Would dearly love to have the Finder back. Any thoughts.

As a side note...just recently over the last few weeks my imac has unexpectedly just just down/switched off. happens on a daily basis now :((

thanks in advance


4th April 2008, 03:34 PM
boot from an installer cd and repair the HD with disk utility, attempt to boot is that doesn't work then do an archive and install.

6th April 2008, 12:58 AM
Ran DU from instll disk...it repaired various stuff but still no finder...will i lose all my work if i archive and install?

7th April 2008, 02:47 PM
All good. Finder returned. Did an archive and install
thx all