Applications won't open

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tech001, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. tech001 macrumors newbie

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    Some of the applications on my iBook G4 suddenly will not open: not from the dock; not from the apps folder. Any ideas on how to fix?
     
  2. SpookyLars macrumors 6502

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    Which OSX? Have you tried to remove preference files these apps?
     
  3. tech001 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, but no luck. It only seems to be with applications that need an internet connection: mail, safari, itunes...
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Any number of things could cause this. What happens when you try to open the applications?

    If they quit unexpectedly almost immediately, one possible cause is a corrupted font that they all use. Another is a corrupted WebKit installation - WebKit is the framework that powers Safari, as well as several other applications that use the Internet.

    If you click them but nothing happens, your LaunchServices database is probably corrupted.
     

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