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After upgrading to Mojave (10.14.4) Finder appears to crash producing the following dialog:

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I've also noticed .crash files accumulating in ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports regarding Finder since doing the upgrade.

Looking at these .crash files it appears Finder is crashing:

$ ls |grep Find.*.crash | wc -l
     388

Example .crash file:

$ more ~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Finder_2019-05-05-105000_smingolelli.crash 
Process:               Finder [17433]
Path:                  /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder
Identifier:            com.apple.finder
Version:               10.14.4 (1143.4.5)
Build Info:            Finder_FE-1143004005000000~4
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:        ??? [1]
Responsible:           Finder [17433]
User ID:               502

Date/Time:             2019-05-05 10:49:44.583 -0400
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.14.4 (18E226)
Report Version:        12
Bridge OS Version:     3.4 (16P4507)
Anonymous UUID:        45606DD2-800B-B008-F8D7-C4E0D1D10A51

Sleep/Wake UUID:       EA3613C3-1281-4C1B-95C1-4380FA6BC430

Time Awake Since Boot: 36000 seconds
Time Since Wake:       31 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread:        5  Dispatch queue: TDesktopViewDataSource: Sort

Exception Type:        EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes:       KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000018
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Signal:    Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason:    Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process:   exc handler [17433]

VM Regions Near 0x18:
-->
    __TEXT                 000000010a179000-000000010a8d0000 [ 7516K] r-x/rwx SM=COW  /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/MacOS/Finder

Application Specific Information:
dyld3 mode

Thread 0:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff337193bd CFBasicHashAddValue + 155
1   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3371fa76 CFDictionaryAddValue + 187
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff33748309 __CFDictionaryApplyFunction_block_invoke + 22
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff337480f2 CFBasicHashApply + 105
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff33748071 CFDictionaryApplyFunction + 130
5   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3378a955 ___CFPrefsDeliverPendingKVONotificationsGuts_block_invoke + 289
6   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff33748309 __CFDictionaryApplyFunction_block_invoke + 22
7   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff337480f2 CFBasicHashApply + 105
8   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff33748071 CFDictionaryApplyFunction + 130
9   com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3378a7bc _CFPrefsDeliverPendingKVONotificationsGuts + 246
10  com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3378a6c4 __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_BLOCK__ + 12
11  com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3374ddd7 __CFRunLoopDoBlocks + 394
12  com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3374db34 __CFRunLoopRun + 2772
13  com.apple.CoreFoundation            0x00007fff3374ce0e CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 455
14  com.apple.HIToolbox                 0x00007fff32a399db RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 292
15  com.apple.HIToolbox                 0x00007fff32a39715 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 603
16  com.apple.HIToolbox                 0x00007fff32a394a6 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 64
17  com.apple.AppKit                    0x00007fff30dd3ffb _DPSNextEvent + 965
18  com.apple.AppKit                    0x00007fff30dd2d93 -[NSApplication(NSEvent) _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 1361
19  com.apple.AppKit                    0x00007fff30dcceb0 -[NSApplication run] + 699
20  com.apple.AppKit                    0x00007fff30dbc3f0 NSApplicationMain + 777
21  com.apple.finder                    0x000000010a17f9f1 0x10a179000 + 27121
22  libdyld.dylib                       0x00007fff5fbc13d5 start + 1
...

How can I resolve this issue?

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Research this particular issue kept leading to this as one potential solution.

To find & delete the preferences file for Finder. This file is located here:

$ find ~/Library/Preferences -name com.apple.finder.plist -ls
18015144       48 -rw-------    1 smingolelli      staff               24369 May  5 19:50 /Users/smingolelli/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

You can delete it like so:

$ find ~/Library/Preferences -name com.apple.finder.plist -delete

Deleting this .plist file for Finder stopped Finder from continuing to crash.

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