Finder has shown, for a few weeks now, the following symptoms:
About 12 to 24 hours after a restart Finder shows refresh issues. That means that new files are not shown, old files however are still visible. This is not happening in all folders either but in a few. After a few more hours, Finder starts to display no files in the affected folders anymore.
Any of the common refresh tricks (like switching to another folder and then back do not help.
At this point, a Finder restart is in order. However, no matter how I terminate the finder process, it stays around as a zombie process, preventing a re-launch. Below is the output of
ps showing the zombie process.
bash-3.2# ps -lA |grep Finder 501 350 1 6004 0 0 0 0 0 - ?E 0 ?? 0:00.00 (Finder)
kill -9 350 does not clear out this process.
In this state, even a clean restart is not possible anymore and I have to do a hard reset.
I have been going through this almost daily for the last week, so given enough hours, I can reliably reproduce it.
So, I have two questions:
- How do I get rid of the zombie process without doing a hard reset.
- How do I figure out what is causing the Finder issues in the first place.
System Version: OS X 10.10.3 (14D131) Kernel Version: Darwin 14.3.0 Boot Volume: Macintosh HD Boot Mode: Normal
Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,3 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.6 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 6 MB Memory: 16 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP112.0138.B14 SMC Version (system): 2.19f12
Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity iused ifree %iused Mounted on /dev/disk1 999G 716G 283G 72% 174838352 69146088 72% /