Everything has been running smooth, until this morning. (installed TF latest version for Yosemite a few days ago)
Opened a folder, and went to add a New folder… then every thing went south. Got the spinning wheel of death. For a while it was hard to do anything. Finally, did the following with no fix-problem still exits.
First, I deleted TF using the TF Uninstaller and then went through the below list. Not necessarily in order and sometimes I repeated the process.
- Restarted the computer
- Relaunched the finder
- dumped the finder.plist file
- trashed three cloudkitMetadata / used Activity Monitor to quit ‘cloudd’
- Deleted the “bad” folder, dragged a backed up folder from a backup drive.
- Repeated 5 but used Chronosync to reinstall the folder from the backup drive
- Launched in safe mode, ran permissions
Note: The folders above and below the “bad folder” open and close quickly and smoothly, I can create a new folder and everything works blazzing fast. But when I do “anything” with THIS bad folder I get the spinning wheel. That shouldn’t happen. In fact, it never happened until this morning. I’ve opened this folder before.
Oh, it gets more mystifying. If I double click the “bad folder” wait for the spinning wheel to to its thing, until the bad folder opens in a new finder window, ALL the subfolders work fine-n-snappy. I can quickly add a “new folder”.
My only solution at this time is scatter the contents of the bad folder out into my documents folder. (The bad folder is a sub-folder of Documents). I do this using Chronosync : Backup “good folder” from backup to Documents on my SSD. That’s all I can do for now.
My only conclusion is some how TF messed it up when I clicked on Add a New Folder from the Finder Window “gear”.
Mac mini late 2012 10.10.5 on a 1TB SSD.
I will welcome any suggestions.