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Preferences Error

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by kimovski, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    I'm getting a error when opening general in system preferences
    "Could not load General preference pane."

    I can open anything expect the general. Running 10.8.2

    Any help will be appreciated. :D Thx
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Look in the folder /System/Library/PreferencePanes and see if the pref pane is there. It is called Apperance.prefPane

    Did you perhaps accidentally delete this or something?
  3. macrumors regular

    I can see the Appearance.prefPane is there, but i can't open, it pop up the same message.
    Basically everyday is web surfing, 3D modeling and video editing, nothing special.

    What should I do?:confused:
  4. macrumors demi-god


    I am on 10.8.2 also. I zipped my copy of the pref pane and uploaded it here. Try to DL it and unzip, then replace your with the DL copy from me.

    You might need to restart after.

    If that does not work, you will need to reinstall the OS to fix it. Backup first to safe, then command-r boot and click install OS. This will not delete your data. It will take a while as the OS is 4.7GB.

    Hopefully my zipped copy will do the trick for you though.
  5. macrumors regular

    Tried replace the file still does not work. I will reinstall the OS, Thank you!

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