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Finder won't open on my Mac

Question: I'm running Mac OSX 10.9.5 and (Mavericks) and for some reason nothing happens when I click the Finder icon in the dock. This is driving me nuts because I can't access my files! Can you help me fix this??

Answer: Mac stores preferences and settings for each application in your Library/Preferences folder, under your user directory. If you open a Terminal window and type in cd ~/Library/Preferences it'll take you right there.

Once you're in the Preferences folder, you'll see a file name com.apple.finder.plist. This is where Finder stores it's preferences, and deleting this file will cause Finder to reset itself... which will allow you to open Finder once again.

Be sure to first Force Quit Finder by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, and selecting "Force Quit..."

Here is the command to run from the Terminal:

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

Now you should be able to open Finder.

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