I've read about a dozen similar questions to this. I'm running a 13" retina MacBook Pro and using El Capitan 10.11.6.
System is generally stable.
Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 16 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP111.0142.B00 SMC Version (system): 2.16f68
Annoyingly the same time I went abroad for several months in a region with no Mac stores without taking several flights and unreliable internet access, the system has basically stopped working.
Well, anything to do with Finder doesn't work. Any time you open a new tab or window it freezes (goes Not Responding) in Activity Monitor and Dock. I get spinning beach ball for 10+ minutes but it usually recovers eventually.
Relaunching or Force Quitting doesn't help at all. There is no CPU spike or anything like that.
Other apps freeze/crash/go Not Responding on start too and never seem to recover. Every single time I try to use BetterTouchTools, TextExpander, Excel or uTorrent they cannot run. I suspect it is related to the more fundamental Finder issue. Weirdly, Word will run fine as will Transmission.
Just tried installing Commander One as an alternative. Hang immediately on opening too.
What I've tried
- booting into safe mode to reset Finder settings
- resetting SMC
- HDD benchmarks and SMART info is fine
- killing Google Drive
- Nothing obvious in system.log
mv ~/L*/S*/*finder.savedState Desktopfollowed by
Edit: also tried restoring from several Time Machine backups as far back as November and the symptoms persist. Wtf is this????