error opening iCloud preferences from Spotlight

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Wando64, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Wando64 macrumors 6502

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    I get an error "Preferences error" whenever I try to open iCloud preferences from Spotlight, however it works fine if I go to the system preferences panel and I open it from there.
    I can see from Google I am not the only one with this problem, but I could not find a fix.
    Is this just one of those things that I should ignore?
    Thanks
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Hmm... after seeing your post here, I just tried it and see the same thing. I guess it is just a El Capitan bug. It does not seem to be hurting anything.

    What is funny though is I can launch that pref pane from Alfred launcher and I don't get the error message.

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  3. Wando64 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for trying it out.
    At least I know there is nothing wrong with my setup.
     
  4. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a

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    Coincidentally I had a similar issue yesterday where it said I was already logged in after I logged out.

    Reconnecting to Wifi helped me.
     
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