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Don't go there! Neither Finder nor any other app with a GUI should be run as root. GUI applications are hard to debug and generally have ill-defined scope and purpose. They're china shops that you shouldn't let your 800-pound gorilla superuser enter. Especially since you give as your reason: "I suspect that it has something to do with permissions, so I ...


sudo /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder may be it will help


try resetting your PRAM and SMC, this may resolve your issue, http://osxdaily.com/2010/11/15/reset-pram-mac/ http://osxdaily.com/2010/03/24/when-and-how-to-reset-your-mac-system-management-controller-smc/ otherwise it could be bad RAM... take your Macbook in to apple and have them test the RAM.

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