trying to delete folder freezes OS9 finder

February 8, 2010 at 15:37:35
Specs: Windows XP
i have this problem where 1 folder is stuck on 'calculating size' when i do 'get info' and if i try to delete it the finder will completely freeze. its so bad that even if i try to force quit it still wont work. sometimes tryin to move files in or out of the folder will freeze the finder as well. i really dont know what to do about the folder. other than this problem, my computer usually works fine except for the occasional 'unexpectedly quit' on an application.

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#1
February 23, 2010 at 14:36:35
you can't tell me that nobody has a solution for this! i can't be the only person who has had this problem.

i got the folder first on my computer when i converted a song to mp3 in itunes. i dont get any crashes when i run itunes. i suppose there could be a way to delete the folder from os x, only problem is, i dont HAVE os x! can't afford it. maybe if i can find os x 10.0 at walmart or somethin, but i cant give os x its own partition. imacs have small hard drives to begin with. somebody please help!


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#2
March 18, 2010 at 11:26:39
Not having Mac OS X is not a big deal, I still use 8.6 myself. The real problem is that Mac's are dead and have been since the last one rolled off the assembly line in '06. People that know and understand the classic OS, such as myself, are too far and few and I simply don't visit this site but once a month or so if that.

Now.

If you have a problem with a certain folder in Mac OS 7, 8, 9, the usual fix is to boot off a Norton 5.0 CD and do a scan on the HD. You can run the Apple Disk First Aid, but that application is extremely lacking. Also which folder is malfunctioning? Is this a folder you created, or a system folder like Control Panels, or Extensions, etc.?


un-related, but since you are using OS 9, you will probably find Classilla extremely useful as the most up-to-date browser for Classic OS http://www.floodgap.com/software/cl...
Thanks.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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