I desperately need help. Yesterday a.m., my iMac went nuts. The Finder ‘Go’ doesn’t function at all. The sidebar won’t open so I can’t get to Applications, Computer, Home, or anything else under Finder ‘Go’. The Menu Bar goes gray when I try to use 'Go'.
Since I can't get to the sidebar 'Computer', I can't access an external back up HDD.
Safari has disappeared from the dock; however, Activity Monitor shows many, many ‘Safari Web Content’ items and is taking up huge amounts of memory. When I try to get to the Internet, it adds another ’Safari Web Content’ item to the Activity Monitor but doesn’t access the URL, so I’m thinking that Safari may be part or all of the problem. I’m using FireFox to send this to AI.
I’m assuming the problem is on the iMac as my MBP is working fine.
I re-installed Mavericks but that didn’t help.
Time Machine is worthless as it won’t do or show anything no matter how far back I look. As a back-up, Time Machine is crap. It just doesn’t work when it's needed the most. I’ll never rely on it again.
I’ve rebooted several times but that doesn’t help. I’ve relaunched Finders over and over but that doesn’t help either.
I’m still getting mail and folders will open. Most of the problems have to do with the Internet.
I've 'Repaired Disk Permissions'. No help. How can I do ‘Repair Disk’ without an external source of the OS? Can that be done from the App Store?
I’ll be eternally grateful for any help or suggestions.
Edited by sequitur - 1/3/14 at 6:50am