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Mavericks Finder Slowness

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I’ve had a number of coworkers report that their Finder has been behaving poorly since the upgrade to Mavericks. They have noticed that when opening a new Finder window, the window will remain blank and beach-ball for 20-30 seconds before filling in as expected, then seeming to work fine. I was able to resolve this issue by removing the Finder plist and restarting Finder. You can accomplish this by entering the following two commands in Terminal:

rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
killall Finder

This is not to say that this will resolve every Finder issue out there, but of the 6 coworkers that reported this problem to me, it was able to resolve all 6 of them. I figured those were good enough odds to post it as a possible fix.

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