Another solution to Apple Preview crashes

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.

  1. Open the Terminal window to write some code. If you don’t know how to open the terminal window go to: Programs/Utilities/Terminal.
  2. 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).
  3. Then insert this line of code without the inverted commas: “mv Library/Containers/ Library/Containers/” and hit enter.

This command will ” hide” the  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.

Apple's Preview app

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