OS X 10.9.3 Update causing coreservicesd lag

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I'm getting a lot of stalling and high CPU usage when I open folders in Finder for the first time after the 10.9.3 update. Opening that folder again works fine, but expanding a folder of 20-30 files or folders stalls the CPU on these processes for 30 seconds:

coreservicesd
com.apple.IconServicesAgent

I've tried relaunching Finder but the issue still occurs.

Best Answer

  • This is what fixed the problem for me:

    • Rebuild the Quicklook cache (in Terminal: qlmanage -r && qlmanage -r cache)
    • Rebuild Spotlight index (sudo mdutil -E /)

    I'm not exactly sure which one of those two really caused the problem. You can try them separately.
    It takes a while to rebuild both the cache/index, but afterwards Finder worked as expected.