Screen Saver freezes when I choose my own folder

in macOS edited January 2014
Under System Preferences, when I try to choose a pictures folder for a screen saver, I am choosing a folder that has sub-folders with all of my pictures that aren't in iPhoto. Each time, the whole computer freezes up and I have to reboot. Force quit won't even work. I am on a MacBook Pro, using OX 10.6.2 This used to work just fine prior to upgrading to Snow Leopard... Any thoughts?


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    Maybe it's the size of that folder's contents. If there are a couple thousand images in there it can take quite a while to load them into the screensaver module. 5 or even 10 minutes is no exception.

    If it's not the size or number of the images, it may simply be a corrupt tree in the Finder. Do a Repair Permissions (in Disk Utility; may take a while!), and then restart, and try again. See if that improves stuff for you.
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