My Software Update died...how do I get it back?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by MattG, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. macrumors 68040

    MattG

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    May 27, 2003
    Location:
    Fletcher, NC
    #1
    On my Powerbook, if I click on the Apple menu and select "Software Update," I see the little icon flashing in my dock, but the update screen never comes up. I've always got to Force-Quit it and open it through System Preferences, and it works through there. How do I fix it so it works once again through the Apple menu?

    I've already tried doing a permissions repair...
     
  2. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2004
    #2
    Software Update died

    Mine did too! I haven't been able to solve it either.
    I thought somebody might suggest a way of restoring it by using the terminal and putting in a file name or a path name or something.
     
  3. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #3
    Go to ~/Library/Preferences and trash com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist and SoftwareUpdateCheck.plist. Also, go to ~/Library/Caches and trash the com.apple.SoftwareUpdate and Software Update folders. Often times, this step has gotten Software Update to work again if it locks up or unexpectedly quits.
     

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