Category: Finder error in console

OS X El Capitan

Problems, problems, problems. Sometimes your Mac is just sluggish and when you head over to the console to see what’s up you stumble across a weird, inexplicable issue like this:

LaunchServices: Could not store lsd-identifiers file at /private/var/db/lsd/ error in console

The fix is relatively simple, navigate to the folder:


and then create the lsd folder and it will go away (you will need to enter your admin password).

Filed under: Finder, Help, Mac

coreduetd process run amock in El Capitan

OS X El Capitan

Runaway processes are the bane of a functioning Mac; you find them in the console in their thousands when things go wrong. I’ve had a particular problem recently with the coreduetd process. Thanks to Gordon Mackay I’ve now a solution:

1. In the Finder menu choose Go -> Go to Folder… – or cmd + shift + G
2. Type: “/var/db/coreduet”
3. Delete everything in that folder
4. Restart – I skipped this part to no harm


Filed under: Finder, Mac