I have a non-admin account (Standard account) that I normally use on my iMac. For the past 2 days I have been having a really strange issue.
If I search for "Chrome" or "Firefox" on spotlight, finder crashes and relaunches. Everything else, I can search fine. And I only need to type the first few letters (i.e. I type in Ch, the results show up momentarily, but finder relaunches before the logo for Chrome can be loaded. Same with Firefox)
I can open all folders except the Applications folder from Finder. That also results in a crash. This leads me to believe there is some issue in the icon for Firefox or Chrome being rendered.
- reinstalling Chrome and Firefox (deleted their profiles etc). But that does not help.
- deleting com.apple.finder.plist and relaunching finder, but no good.
Also this happens only on the non-admin account. I can do everything fine on the Admin account.
I can post the crash logs if it helps.
I'm using Snow Leopard.