when I drag and drop files from my dock download folder it crashes randomly. When I try to open the folder it does not respond or there comes a empty blank folder.

Sometimes the dock is crashing and I am not able to click on any icons.

Here is a video about it, who can help me to solve this iritating problem? After a restart it fixes itself but it comes back.


  • How many files do you have in your download folder - fx if you open it in Finder? If you've got many videos or other files that renders icons based on file contents, your computer may have a hard time showing them. – hlynbech Jan 13 '17 at 18:17
  • Yes I have a lot of video's inside. I want to use list view, but then I can not drag and drop the files. – Yesil Jan 14 '17 at 9:12
  • It happens also with almost no files in it. I had only 1 jpg. – Yesil Jan 14 '17 at 11:36
  • Can you open Terminal, run cd ~/Downloads && ls -al . and paste the output into your question? – nohillside Jan 20 '17 at 10:02
  • Did you see anything suspicious in Activity Monitor with high CPU usage? – yannisalexiou Jan 20 '17 at 12:09

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