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Oct 19, 2000, 04:15 PM
 
My finder is buggin And pro tools 3 cant fix it...
The way we use to do it is replace the finder with a new one from the inst. disc. (start up w/sys disc and Just plain drop a new one in the sys folder...)
Now some say its not the best way to do it, we should re-inst. the whole syst.

Any thoughts?

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Oct 19, 2000, 04:51 PM
 
It is safer to do the clean install thing. One thing you can do is to install a system on a new partition or another drive and copy the finder over.

But it is still safer to do the clean install thing. In fact, you probably need a clean install every so often anyway, to clear out a myriad of things that you may not use anymore and not even know they are there, such as preferences and extensions.

It's also a lot of fun. )
     
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Oct 20, 2000, 03:30 PM
 
ok.
Tnx
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Oct 21, 2000, 12:19 AM
 
I was having lots of Finder quits and system crashes due to corrupt Finder files. I got temporary relief from lots of odd-ball solutions I read about on MacFixIt, etc. The only thing that REALLY worked was to reinstall the Finder from the CD. No troubles now.


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