Apple’s preview app has a bad habit of hanging and although I addressed the issue in a previous post, I still get many emails from readers of this blog complaining of the same issue.
Here’s another solution to consider.
- Open the Terminal window to write some code. If you don’t know how to open the terminal window go to: Programs/Utilities/Terminal.
- Make sure you are in your home directory in which you should see your username (type “cd” (without inverted commas) and hit enter if you are unsure).
- Then insert this line of code without the inverted commas: “mv Library/Containers/com.apple.preview Library/Containers/com.apple.preview.hiding” and hit enter.
This command will ” hide” the com.apple.preview folder found in your Library/Containers folder and when you re-open Preview next time, the OS will rebuild such folder thus purging any error or invalid content which generally create freezes of application hanging.