Finder freeze in Column View

Since recent updates, Finder freezes with the spinning beach ball when selecting items in column view. It can takes a few minutes each time before I can progress.
I checked for answer here, but found nothing.
I have repaired disc errors, restarted, relaunched Finder, repaired permissions etc - but the problem is still there.
Any ideas or solutions?

If you haven't worked this out yet, sounds like you're having the same exact issue I was, solved here:
http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=6300001&#6300001

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