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  • End Process???

    Posted by Abraham Chaffin on April 14, 2005 at 3:47 am


    I recorded this sound file in sound studio that I was editing and the program spun into an endless loop. If I force quit the program I loose the unrestorable sound record. Is there a way to end processes in OS X so that I don’t have to close the program but can save my recorded file.

    Thank you for any help.

    Abraham Chaffin replied 19 years ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Mark Sloan

    April 14, 2005 at 2:56 pm

    Most likely not as the thread is being spawned by the program and probably just using its resources. If it spawns a new Process ID, then it is easy to do using the Activity Monitor. I don’t know of anything simple that would allow you to kill a thread.

  • Abraham Chaffin

    April 14, 2005 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks for your help.

    I ended up force quiting sound studio.
    Luckly when I reopened it, it restored the file from the scratch disk automatically, so I didn’t have to worry at all 😛
    But for programs that don’t automatically do that apple should make a function the quits threads after they lock up a program for a day.

    Thanks again,


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