Error message during start up

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I keep getting the same two error messages when I start my Macbook Laptop. These are the messages:

    “/Library/StartupItems/.DS_Store” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

    “/Library/StartupItems/Anacron” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

    I am currently using Mac OS X ver. 10.6.2. I know I previously installed Anacron on my Mac and now I am unsure of how to remove it. I tried looking on the website where I downloaded it but I am not familiar with Terminal and I don't understand how to disable it. And I don't know what the other message means or why it is popping up.
     
  2. macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    #2
    Just delete the Anacron folder. You can also delete the .DS_Store file, which is hidden in that directory.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #3
    Open a Terminal window and type:

    cd /Library/StartupItems
    sudo rm .DS_Store Anacron


    (That does the same thing as what aggie posted, but you probably won't be able to see the .DS_Store file it mentioned.)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Only Anacron error message showing now

    I did this and then restarted my computer, and I don't see the .DS_store error message anymore, but I still get a message that says:

    Insecure Startup Item disabled.

    “/Library/StartupItems/Anacron” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

    Please let me know if you have any suggestions of how I can fix this. Thank you.
     
  5. macrumors P6

    -aggie-

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    #5
    Open a Terminal window and type:

    cd /Library/StartupItems
    ls

    This will give you a listing of what is in the StartupItems folder. Is Anacron still there?
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Help! Im A Newbie To The Core!!!

    I'm having the same problem.... same exact thing is happening. I got the .ds store message to go away but i am still being haunted by the anacron message...

    can someone please help!
     
  7. macrumors 68040

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    #7
    Just go to /Library/StartupItems in Finder and delete the Anacron folder, no need to mess around with Terminal after you have gotten rid of the hidden file.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    #8
    To follow the uninstallation instructions all you have to do is copy and paste the terminal command and hit enter. When it asks for your password just type in the password for your user and press enter again. However if your uncomfortable using the terminal I would recommend avoiding any system modifications like Anacron or SMCFanControl.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    #9
    error message at startup

    I keep getting these two error messages when I start my iMac:

    “/Library/StartupItems/.DS_Store” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

    “/Library/StartupItems/HP Trap Monitor” has not been started because it does not have the proper security settings.

    I am currently using Mac OS X 10.6.8. I don't know what the either message means or why they are popping up. Under the Library/StartupItems I find a folder titled HP Trap Monitor which contains the file HP Trap Monitor and a folder titled Resources which contains the folder English.Iproj and file StartupParameters.plist.

    Not familiar with terminal sessions.

    Help please.
     
  10. macrumors member

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    If you want Finder to show hidden files, just go into Terminal (Spotlight -> type in "terminal") and type in:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    
    Then you should be able to see all of the .hidden files on your computer. It'll look a little hairy but once you delete that Anacron folder you can go back into Terminal and type

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
    
    which will undo it.
     

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