Recently, I experienced a highly annoying problem in Mac OS X Mavericks: any application (including Finder) would crash whenever the Dropbox folder was opened. This resulted in me losing a lot of work in Adobe Illustrator, for instance, simply because I was trying to open a Save dialog, and the default folder was Dropbox. The whole application crashed.
I then noticed that Finder would crash (the window would close and reopen in the Home folder) whenever I tried to switch to the Dropbox folder.
After a little Googling, I found a solution, but only because I managed to interpret verbose forum posts correctly. Let me give you a clearer thing to try, instead.
- Open Terminal.
- Type the command below in Terminal, replacing
[yourusername]with your user name (the name of your home folder).
- Press enter.
If you’re like me, that fixes it right up! No more crashing.