Apps not opening on iMac

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  1. skypark macrumors member

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    A number of apps will not open, like calendar, reminders, pages, contacts, preview, add App Store. I tried opening them in fined did not work. I also opened in safe mode and they did not open.

    I am running maverick on my imac.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Try a command-r boot into recovery and from there use Disk Utility to run a repair disk. Does that show any disk errors?
     
  3. skypark thread starter macrumors member

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    Disk repair

    The disk repair did not fined anything wrong.
     
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    Try making a new temp account and login to that and see if the issue persists. This will eliminate anything specific to your account causing this.

    Have you installed any new software lately that may have caused this?
     
  5. skypark thread starter macrumors member

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    Apps not opening

    That did I not work. No I have not add any new.
     
  6. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    In Disk Utility, repair the permissions, then restart.
     
  7. skypark thread starter macrumors member

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    Apps not opening

    I was so hoping but NO luck again.
     
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    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?

    And since when does that happen? Done something lately? Do you have a backup from before that? Can you reinstall the OS?
     
  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Hmmm... is it the same apps all the time what will not open, or is some apps one time then others the next reboot.

    Try this. Open the Console app and leave it open at the side of the screen, then try to launch an app. Look in Console for any error messages at that date/time that might be helpful.

    Does your iMac seem to boot normally and as fast as before this?
     
  10. skypark, Jun 28, 2014
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    It's the same apps, the last update was flash not long ago.

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    How can I reinstall ?

    It boots fine and it's just as fast
     
  11. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Just command-r boot to recovery and click reinstall OS X from that screen.
     
  12. OLDCODGER macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure that you are using the latest Flash (1400125) - there was a serious bug in the previous edition.

    Then repair permissions.
     
  13. skypark thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll do that a bit later headed out to have dinner.

    That's everyone
     
  14. skypark thread starter macrumors member

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    Apps

    I reinstalled Maverick, that took a few hours but it WORKs.

    Thanks for the help. :apple:
     

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