I installed the QT6.3 update on a PowerMac G4 tower (500 MHz), rebooted like a good little boy, and after logging in, the Finder kept crashing. I couldn’t even use the Apple menu to restart or shut down.
In looking at the Console.log file, it looked like there was a problem with the com.apple.finder.plist file.
If you run into this problem, the solution is to:
- Force shutdown your Mac by holding down Shift-Option-Command and pressing on the PowerOn button, holding that down until the system shuts down completely.
- Next, hit the PowerOn button and hold down Command-S during startup. This will boot you into Single-User mode (text display only, non-graphical).
At the prompt, change directories to your Preferences folder:
- Delete the com.apple.finder.plist file using:
- After deleting the file, type in reboot and hit Return to reboot your Mac.
When you restart your Mac, the com.apple.finder.plist file is regenerated.
That should do the trick.
Another option, if you have two Macs, is to ssh into the downed Mac, login as an admin user, then go off on your way to remove the troublesome plist file.
Having similar problems? Did this work?