OMG! - Most of my Mac Applications are not responding

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xDeathReaperx, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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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    cerote

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    munkery

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    It won't delete anything.
     
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    chrono1081

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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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    cerote

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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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    Mackilroy

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    chrono1081

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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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    roadbloc

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    Are people really suggesting that repairing permissions is going to delete things? :rolleyes:
     
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    cerote

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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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    munkery

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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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