Applications Not Responding Mavericks

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  1. Loke2112 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I am beginning to think I repeated the same mistake of yesteryear when I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard. Please keep in mind I'm not that technical but back then I installed it right over top of my existing OS as apposed to doing a clean instal.

    Anyway problems persisted until finally I wiped it all clean and installed a fresh copy.

    I was assured by Apple this wouldn't be the case with my new iMac and Mavericks but I am starting to see similar issues. The main issue are apps just locking up and not responding.

    Did most of you do a clean instal? Should I just bite the bullet and do the same? I did a full Time Machine back up over 300 gigs but I think if I use that I will get back the same corrupted OS correct?

    Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    What are the apps and are you sure they are fully compatible with Mavericks as that may be the issue?
     
  3. Loke2112 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Safari, contacts, Maps not starting at all. Apple stuff, I'm really not hard core and don't have anything extravagant running on this rig at all.
     
  4. squeakr macrumors 68000

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    Have you done a repair disk to see if it catches some errors? I just did the in place upgrade on all of my machines and have experienced none of the issues you are describing.
     
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    No not yet but Ill give that a try. I swear Im always the exception...:confused:
     
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    Bump

    Has anyone else been experiencing similar issues since upgrading to Mavericks? I did run a disk repair and haven't seen a reoccurrence as of yet but I didi the same thing in 2009 with no luck to speak of so.
     
  7. drew627 macrumors regular

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    My machine's running perfectly. Maybe you can try cleaning application cache or something? You can try using AppCleaner to delete the preference files associated with the apps that are locking up. Disable AppCleaner's "protect launched apps" and "protect default apps" options first and drag, for example, Mail.app to its main window. After it's finished searching for associated preference/cache files, untick Mail.app itself and remove everything else. It might work...
     
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    Thank you for posting this info. Ill give it a try.
     
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    I have this set to go and Contact.app dragged in there Im just a little concerned about what I am deleting in those other folders etc. Could you shed any light?

    For instance a folder labeled iTunes with /library/iTunes is not important? I see it's only 29KB's so it's not a large file containing music obviously but nonetheless I'm a little unsure. Sorry Im not that advanced.
     
  10. drew627, Nov 4, 2013
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    Yeah, if the folder's path is ~/Library/iTunes then you have nothing to worry about. It's just like setting up a new user account with no user preference files and cache. You know what, maybe if you're worried, you can create a new user account and see if that helps you with the problem. If it does eliminate the lock-ups then perfect.

    Note that "/" is the file system's root directory, but "~/" your own personal account's home directory. "~/" can basically be expanded into "/Users/<your user name>/". You can safely delete any files under your own home directory (unless it's an important file and you need it, of course) and rest assured that it won't hinder any system functionalities. iTunes's media library is usually stored in ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/, and AppCleaner and similar deletion apps won't search in there. So don't worry. One last thing, be sure to back up your calendar/reminders/contacts before you delete their data.

    Edit: I just dragged iTunes into AppCleaner and found that it did fetch the system folder /Library/iTunes. Do not delete these if you don't know what they are! In this case, /Library/iTunes/ is used to store a default iTunes visualizer, so you should (unless you dont want it) untick it. Good luck.
     

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