Does your Mac OS X Finder hang? Does your Mac Finder crash, with an error stating- “The application can’t be opened. -10810”? This problem mainly occurs when you attempt to access an external hard drive in your Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard system. However, the problem may also occur due to a number of other similar reasons. This behavior of your Mac OS X system may render all your critical data inaccessible and lead to significant data loss scenarios. At this point, you are required to opt for Mac Data Recovery solutions through appropriate applications.

The problem occurs irrespective of how the drive is mounted, whether through network drives/shares or through various FireWire or USB ports. Sometimes, you may encounter problem for the network volumes, if you have shares mounted during waking from sleep. In a few cases, you can clear the error message by unmounting the shares which are using the Terminal.

The behavior also appears to be associated with faults in Launch Services characteristic of Mac OS X, since mostly it only occurs when you access “Open With…” context menu for files/directories on external drive. There are some methods that can come to your rescue and help avert hard-rebooting your system. For these recommendations, you need access to Terminal:

Unmount Hard Disk- If the drive is attached locally, power it down while it is still attached. Listen attentively to the sound of read/write activity then wait for the drive to silence, before you hit power.

Kill Dock and Finder Processes- Manually kill the Dock and Finder. This shouldreset and relaunch them.

User Terminal to Restart/Shutdown- If you have to reboot your system, then do so using Terminal and not by using the power button.

The problem can be something, which Apple Inc. have to address through an update, however it emphatically appears to be occurring to the subset of currently running Snow Leopard systems. When all else fails to perform Mac Recovery, format your hard drive and reinstall Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard operating system.

Although, formatting is able to fix most of such issues, it also removes your precious data from the hard drive and needs Mac Recovery Software to be recovered. The applications perform absolute Data Recovery Mac in all logical data loss situations, through high-end scanning techniques. One can perform this operation after formatting, but before saving or installing anything on the system. These applications are totally safe and easy to use.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is the most advanced solution to ensure perfect recovery of lost Mac data. The software is designed for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther. It recovers data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes.