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Dragging files from Mail resulting in Finder crash

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Wonder if anyone has encountered this particular problem which has now happened to my mum twice.

It seems to occur when dragging a jpg file from the Mail application to the desktop. The file seems to get corrupted during the copying process and this results in crashing the Finder which reboots itself only to crash again and again and again.

I was able to access all the other applications including Terminal which after listing the Desktop directory identified the file which was named '?????????.textfile' . Tried to delete it using the rm command but got a 'no such file'.

Ended up having to create another account from which i could delete the file.


If anyones got an easier way my mum would really appreciate it.




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That's really wierd. Maybe try going through Utilities and running Disk Utilitiy, and repairing permissions on the system disk. Is Software Update up-to-date? I've never heard of the problem.

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