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Boll Weevil
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Icon 5 posted June 07, 2005 15:41      Profile for Boll Weevil   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I have recently been "assigned" a PowerPC G4 running OS X Server 10.2.8, it seems that Finder has quit running on it. Re-booting and re-building the desktop have not helped. Does anyone know how to kick start Finder into running again? The server seems to work fine ie: remote Macs can still see the servers volumes, but no volumes, including the boot drive, show up on the servers desktop. Right clicking the Finder icon in the dock prompts a "Finder not running" message. Force Quit does not give me the option of quitting Finder. I suspect that a setting in Workgroup Manager may have erroneously been changed before I was charged with this detail, but I am not sure. I hope I have included enough info for someone to help me with this. Thanks in advance from a Mac newbie but serious convert!

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Eric
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You can try running Disk Tools or some other filesystem checker, but it sounds like you might have to reinstall the OS. I don't think there's any way to disable Finder from a frontend like Workgroup Manager.

Doing a search on Google for os x "finder not running" returns a few promising sites:

http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread21741.html

http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-13389.html

I'm no expert in the internal workings of OS X though, so somebody else here might have a better idea.

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