Dictionary.app will not open

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hugstari, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. hugstari macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    #1
    Hello

    So i was trying to open the dictionary app but nothing happened. Console tells me this
    Code:
    Dictionary[12801]  No Info.plist file in application bundle or no NSPrincipalClass in the Info.plist file, exiting
    I have no idea how to fix this? I guess doing a reinstall would do it but that seems so drastic, there must be a simpler way.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #2
    Delete this file:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Dictionary.plist​
    If that doesn't help, delete this file:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DictionaryServices.plist​
     
  3. hugstari thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    #3
    Deleted the files but it didn't work.Same error msg in the console
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #4
    You may need to install Pacifist to extract Dictionary.app from your Mac OS X install disk and reinstall it.
     

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