Applications Crash

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by throwawaymac, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. throwawaymac macrumors newbie

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    Every time I open Finder and try to access Applications, it closes. How can I stop this from crashing and view my Applications?

    This is Mac 10.6.8. I can't even update any software because when it gets to restarting the computer it says no software was updated due to errors.

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Have you repaired permissions in Disk Utility?
     
  3. throwawaymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Boot from the recovery DVD to run disk utility and repair permissions.
     
  5. throwawaymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I repaired disk/permissions. Still can't open my Applications folder in Finder or System Update. :(

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    Yes, still can't open my Applications in Finder or System Update. :(
     
  6. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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    Create a new user account. Log in to it. Does it happen there too?
     
  7. throwawaymac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do you create a new user account? I just logged into Guest and everything is a-ok!
     
  8. Elbert C macrumors 6502

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  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Regardless of if its a system wide problem or a user account problem I'd highly suggest (if you haven't done so already) backing up your stuff.
     

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