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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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OMG! - Most of my Mac Applications are not responding

Programs such as iTunes, EyeTV, Skype, PhotoBooth, etc just RANDOMLY stop responding. I always have to restart my Mac to get them to respond again. The programs work fine on a guest account.

This is my first Mac and this is my only problem with it please help. I don't want to return it to Apple it's worked so great.

PLEASE HELP!
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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Try to repair permissions.


Go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility

Then select the drive that has OSX installed on. Click repair tab then verify permissions. If it finds a ton then click repair permissions.
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Old Jan 12, 2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Try to repair permissions.


Go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility

Then select the drive that has OSX installed on. Click repair tab then verify permissions. If it finds a ton then click repair permissions.

This won't delete anything off my HDD will it? Please say no because im in the proccess of doing it now.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:00 AM   #4
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No it wont.
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This won't delete anything off my HDD will it? Please say no because im in the proccess of doing it now.
It won't delete anything.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 12:13 AM   #6
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Woah, just for ***** and giggles I checked my permissions and got this : /


Hopefully repair mode on mac doesn't delete things like repair mode on Windows does....At least I have a really good back up scheme.
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That's verify disk. He needs to run verify permissions. But man that is a lot of red. I have not had a bad disk though so not sure if it deletes anything or just moves stuff around.
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Yeah you'd be fine running Verify Disk.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 06:05 PM   #9
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FYI repair disk does not delete things. I just did it to mine.

EDIT: To clear up confusion repair disk was not part of the OP's question. His was repair permissions which will not delete things.

I kind of hijacked the thread with my verify disk post (sorry OP but I posted it incase your situation reached the level mine was at). I just wanted to let whoever know that repair disk does not delete info. (The repair disk that you have to use your OS disk -> Utilities for).
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 06:53 PM   #10
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Are people really suggesting that repairing permissions is going to delete things?
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 09:58 PM   #11
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No he was asking about verify disk. And nobody was suggesting it was. He asked if it did and we had no answer.
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Old Jan 13, 2011, 11:03 PM   #12
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In terminal try the following:

cd ~/Library/Preferences
plutil -s *.plist

and/or

cd /Library/Preferences
sudo plutil -s *.plist

This will verify your preferences. See if the plist for the affected apps are corrupted.
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