Help! FCP won't start!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by silverback66, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. silverback66 macrumors regular

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    I've been editing my latest film for the past two months and typically I keep final cut running since I just put my computer to sleep at night. Well last night I was trying to speed up other apps I was running so I saved and quit out of final cut. Now it crashes instantly when I try to start it. Can anyone help me with this? It's 4.5 that I'm using by the way if that helps any.
     
  2. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Try trashing your FCP preferences file and see if that helps. You will need to empty the trash before starting up FCP b/c OSX will look in the trash for the bad file.
     
  3. silverback66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I deleted the preferences file and tried it and it didn't work, but looking at the list here, there three other files that have the preferences listed as "parent". Should I delete those too?

    they're labelled:

    Final Cut Pro User Data
    com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist
    and
    com.apple.RegFinalCutPro.plist
     
  4. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    If I'm thinking correctly, the preference file that you want to trash can be found at Users --> (your user name) --> Library --> Preferences --> Final Cut Pro User Data --> Final Cut Pro 4.5 Preferences (this is the file). If this is the file that you did erase, then I am not sure what's going on. As for the file named com.apple.RegFinalCutPro.plist, this is your registration file so I wouldn't trash that.
     
  5. silverback66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    So do I have any other options here? It seems like FCP is the only app affected.
     
  6. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure your capture files and project files are saved and backed up and reinstall FCP. That's about the only suggestion I can think of. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
     
  7. silverback66 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was afraid of that. Looks like I won't be finishing my movie anytime soon. My install disks are back at home and I won't be there until Christmas.
     
  8. BenJolene macrumors newbie

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    Try repairing permissions from Disk Utility. And if you can boot from another disk, repair your hard drive using Disk Utility or (if you have it) Disk Warrior.
     

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