Finder is the most used app on Mac, it comes as no surprise that it becomes unresponsive at times. Here are four ways to quickly relaunch Finder so that it becomes responsive again.
1) Relaunch from Dock
One of the easiest way to restart the Finder is to relaunch it from the Dock. Press and hold
2) Restart Finder from Force Quit Applications window
3) Using Activity Monitor
Activity Monitor (also referred as task Manager by Windows users) can also be used to restart Finder or any other unresponsive app.
To open Activity Monitor, Open Finder ❯ Applications ❯ Utilities ❯ Activity Monitor. Alternatively, you can use spotlight search to open Activity Monitor, press
Select the Finder from the list, click the cross button located at the top left corner of Activity Monitor window and select Force Quit.
4) Command Line Method
As you know anything can be done from GUI, can also be done though command line. Open terminal, press
Type the following command and hit
This would relaunch the Finder.