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Finder relaunch itself like every minute

Mac OS X Tiger It looks like Finder relaunch itself every minute or so. Then all open applications are not active (but they do not shut) and I have to click on open application to be able to work. It is as if Finder has hiccups.

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A finder crash -- periodic blink of the desktop and then a rebuild of the icons and maybe an open window comes back up -- is often due to incompatible add-ons... programs that used to work with an older version of the system or finder, but now don't.  We've seen this happen with the likes of 'magicmenu', stuffit avr, and other apps.  You can test this by going into your system preferences to the login items and removing all login items,, then reboot your computer.  Does the periodic flash of the desktop (or Finder windows) stop?  Then something you deactivated was conflicting with the Finder.
And you can't rule out a corrupt Finder preference file (look for com.apple.finder.plist, toss it, and reboot).
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Sounds like you have a permissions issue, first boot in single-user mode and repair permissions.
Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck
Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode
If that doesn't help, try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens, if it comes up hopefully another restart may solve, if not, you can at least use this as a starting point to try and resolve. Safe Mode will allow you to get around, surf, etc...
What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?
Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode

If Safe Mode comes up alright, I would install AppleJack, excellent troubleshooting article can be found here... Troubleshooting Tools: AppleJack

Another excellent free tool for performing maintenance is Onyx (be sure to download the right version for your system). Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart. Repeat any time something seems flaky, if not try to run at least once a month.

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I do not know if this will work for everyone, but it worked for me.

It seems all to be linked to Stuffit and a preference called Stuffit AVR (Archive Via Rename): In your system preferences go to the bottom and click on the Stuffit AVR option. Click the Stuffit AVR tab  on the left, and click the "STOP" button. This should do the trick. For some reason this is cycling through our desktop/finder and causing so much of the frustration since this update.
Hope this helps! 

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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