Slow Loading Finder Windows on OS X Mavericks – Speeding it up!
Problems with slow loading Finder windows on Mavericks? If you are using Mac OS X Mavericks and have found the Finder painfully slow to load, you are not alone! Plenty of comments have been posted over on the Apple Forums and solutions have been found.
Fixing a Slow Loading Finder on Mavericks
This is the solution that worked for me and I’m going to thank users Posthumous and Snaggletooth for their work, which I am copying here for anyone else needing help:
1. Open Terminal
2. Type: sudo nano /etc/auto_master (using nano instead of vi makes it a little more user friendly) followed by your user password.
3. Press Enter/Return
4. Use the keyboard down arrow to move your cursor to the command:
/net -hosts -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid and add a # to the front so it reads:
#/net -hosts -nobrowse,hidefromfinder,nosuid
5. Press control + X to exit
6. Press Y to save
7. Press Enter
8. Close Terminal
All is well.
I have not experienced any adverse effects from doing this. If you do discover any, just remove the “#” before the command.other page