How do I find out what the Finder is busy with?

Posted by Peter S Magnusson on Super User See other posts from Super User or by Peter S Magnusson
Published on 2009-10-12T18:26:20Z Indexed on 2010/03/29 0:13 UTC
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I'm running Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro. My Finder has decided to be very busy, and neither restarting Finder nor a reboot cools it down. Spotlight doesn't report activity, Time Machine isn't busy, yet top -ocpu reports Finder is running between 30% and 100%.

Update: none of the suggestions have worked. At this point (three months after first asking the question), I'm resigned to wait until the new MacBook Pro comes out and start with a clean install. Very frustrating that there's no way to investigate what the Finder gets stuck on.

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