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11 Sep 2014, 17:39
Finderpop-daemon crashes on start
Hi Turly, hi everybody,

I´m using this nice piece of software for so many years now, that some functions seemed to me as if they were part of the Mac OS. That´s why I was quite confused when suddenly my system seems to misbehave. After searching around I realized, that it was FinderPop – literally the Finderpop-daemon – which crashes.

System reboots, reinstalling the newest version of FinderPop (using the MacOS unzipper), repairing permissions – nothing worked so far.

Could anyone please help?

As it may be helpful, here is a typical console output:

Process: finderpop-daemon [910]
Path: /Library/PreferencePanes/FinderPop.prefPane/Contents/Resources/
Identifier: com.finderpop.fp-injector
Version: 2.5.6
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [181]
Responsible: finderpop-daemon [910]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2014-09-11 18:07:55.688 +0200
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.4 (13E28)
Report Version: 11
Anonymous UUID: 60CC5BCE-DE9E-0640-4ABD-85AEB6843923

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue:

Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00000000000feff0

VM Regions Near 0xfeff0:
__IMPORT 00000000000fb000-00000000000fc000 [ 4K] rwx/rwx SM=PRV /Library/QuickTime/LiveType.component/Contents/MacOS/LiveType
--> __LINKEDIT 00000000000fc000-00000000000ff000 [ 12K] r--/rwx SM=COW /Library/QuickTime/LiveType.component/Contents/MacOS/LiveType
MALLOC_LARGE 00000000000ff000-0000000000100000 [ 4K] rw-/rwx SM=PRV
11 Sep 2014, 19:27
Re: Finderpop-daemon crashes on start
Hey DV - sorry to hear you're having problems...

Have you added or updated any other software recently?
I take it it used to work just fine, you have tried uninstalling via the prefPane's Etc. tab's "Uninstall FinderPop" button, and then re-installing from scratch, all with no joy.

Does FP crash only on startup or can it run after the system has come up?

Fire up, and paste this in followed by pressing RETURN:


This attempts to run the daemon in the Terminal window, you'll probably see some output. Does it run or just crash immediately? Is it crashing while trying to patch a running app? You should see something like this:
20:36:21: INIT FinderPop-i386-25700 on 10.9.4 (built Aug  2 2014 10:06:48)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'Console' 0:d00d (CF-c)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'Terminal' 0:40040 (CF-c)
FinderPop-i386-25700: Patching 'Google Chrome' 0:4b04b (CF-2c)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'Safari' 0:4c04c (CF-c)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'System Preferences' 0:53053 (CF-c)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'MacVim' 0:5c05c (CF-c)
FinderPop-x86_64-25700: Patching 'Finder' 0:9009 (Immed-e)

If it crashes, send me the output - turly at finderpop dot com!

Edit: If the above isn't useful, you could also try zapping the FinderPop prefs by doing the following in a Terminal window when FP is not running:

defaults read com.finderpop.finderpop

defaults delete com.finderpop.finderpop

Do not close the Terminal window! If FP now starts up without crashing, mail me the terminal window output (specifically the output of the 'defaults read') so I can see what might be causing the crash...