[Developer beta 6]Could not load Network preference panel

emax81

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 25, 2012
34
10
Hi,

after this new beta, I have this error :

Could not load Network preference panel

There is a work-around to fix it or is a bug ?!?
 

Crash0veride

macrumors regular
Oct 10, 2016
179
89
Cincinnati
I came on here because my Ethernet interface stopped working after this update, so another network bug. However, I just fixed my issue by going to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and deleted "preferences.plist" (after making a backup on my desktop). This caused the Network Pane to come up blank and crash if I tried to add any interfaces/services, but when I created a "Location" using the menu at the top middle, my pane reloaded with all my previous settings missing (VPN configurations) but everything functional and a new "preferences.plist" in the afore mentioned folder.
 
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emax81

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 25, 2012
34
10
I came on here because my Ethernet interface stopped working after this update, so another network bug. However, I just fixed my issue by going to /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/ and deleted "preferences.plist" (after making a backup on my desktop). This caused the Network Pane to come up blank and crash if I tried to add any interfaces/services, but when I created a "Location" using the menu at the top middle, my pane reloaded with all my previous settings missing (VPN configurations) but everything functional and a new "preferences.plist" in the afore mentioned folder.
Thank you but this fix not work for me :(
 

ssn637

macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2009
415
37
Switzerland
Thank you but this fix not work for me :(
I'm having the same problem since High Sierra Beta 5, and the only solution I've found so far is to copy the original Network.prefpane file from a clean installation to a backup folder, which I use to replace the file located under /System/Library/PreferencePanes whenever the error message is displayed. This allows me to open network settings again, but for some reason my NetBIOS settings under the WINS tab are never properly saved.
 

emax81

macrumors member
Original poster
Feb 25, 2012
34
10
I re-install full package (Install macOS High Sierra Beta, size 5,17Gb) and now works ;)
 

SadChief

macrumors regular
Jan 15, 2010
127
67
Montpellier, France
As for me, I managed to make it work again correctly by un-installing CleanMyMac 3.9 beta. Before that I tried the obvious High Sierra re-install but to no avail.
 
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