What to Do If MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Causes Finder Crash

And how does macOS High Sierra work on your computer? On some Macs, the system performs well, but there are also those users who have different issues exactly with this release of the MacOS.

Users who updated their machines to macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 quite often report a huge number of errors: issues with installing and fixing bugs, programs performance, reading media, network operation, graphics/display, strange behavior and degradation of computer performance in general.

But today we’ll talk about why after installation of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 errors in the work of built-in Finder app occur, or why it can’t be run at all.

Finder crashing issue

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 a great while was at the testing stage. The final version did not bring any surprises: there are no considerable changes in the interface or new features.

According to the note accompanying the release, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 improves the compatibility with third-party audio devices connected via USB; provides better navigation with the VoiceOver feature while viewing documents in PDF; and enhances the compatibility feature of braille displays with the Mail app.

And it all seems to be fine. However, there is one catch. Some Apple computer users report that after upgrading to the macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2, it is impossible to connect to the NAS unit or other computers on the network. When you try to do so, the Finder app fails and doesn’t restart.

Options to resolve the issue

Method 1. If you have never seen a failure in the Finder app in any of the early releases of the OS, try the following:

  1. In a safe mode, boot your Mac.
  2. In the usual way, reboot your Mac.
  3. Use cifs:// instead of smb:// to install Windows shares.

Method 2. You may also try to install on your Mac beta version of the macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. In some cases, this works and even helps to stabilize the work of the OS High Sierra in general.

  1. To get started, subscribe to the Apple Beta;
  2. Then download the Feedback Assistant;
  3. Create a backup with Time Machine.

Once all these steps are completed, go to the official Apple store, download and install on your device the so-called beta version of the update.

Additional tips

After installing a previous release of the High Sierra, you can also encounter other issues. APFS fails to function with Fusion Drive or with regular drives? External monitors do not work with macOS High Sierra? WindowServer takes up a lot of RAM? There is a distortion of the display? Some apps do not work? We have a few more tips for you.

  • Install all updates available for the macOS system and all the applications.
  • Create a new Mac user account and use it if the issue disappears.
  • Make a Mac backup and reinstall macOS High Sierra.
  • Make a copy of your Apple computer and install the macOS High Sierra once more via the USB installation disk.
  • Return to the earlier macOS High Sierra release using Time Machine.
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