My Finder is slowing down


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I have an AirBook running OS 10.15.7. Recently one of my external drives died and I replaced it with a Buffalo 4 TB external drive. That may have nothing to do with my problem, but it's coincident with it so I thought I'd mention it.

The problem - or at least, development that worries me -- is that suddenly when I open a folder in the Finder, I get a spinner and "loading" for a few seconds, which never happened before. I was going to do a check on my internal hard drive, but Disk Utility has been giving me "loading" for the past ten minutes, which is also weird.

What would cause this?
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hi,

-Which model Mac?
-Which version of OS X/macOS?
-What happens if you power off, disconnect all external devices except for mouse/keyboard...do you get the same issue in Finder?

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Ooops...sorry. You listed the Mac and OS in your post! My bad.

What happens if you power off, disconnect all external devices except for mouse/keyboard...do you get the same issue in Finder?

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