Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jasonklee, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. jasonklee macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2007
    I was going through my notifications settings and I found something called followupd. Any clue what it is? I don't recall ever seeing it and I can't seem to find anything about it on the web.
  2. MUBiomed macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    Just found this as well. I hate random things that just show up under notification settings. Something Apple slipped in with the update.
  3. pentool macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2013
    I did a clean install of El Capitan 10.11 about two weeks ago. For 10.11 there was no "followupd" in the notification center. Today I just did a clean install again of 10.11.1 and now it is showing up. Irritates the HELL out of me when I don't know what kind of process installs itself without me knowing about it. Especially if it doesn't even have a front-end.
  4. michael2020 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2015
    Nobody has any answers on this that i can see - wow!
  5. Paulmeddler macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2015
    I have chatted on line with Apple and they say 'not everyone is seeing it so it's likely 'supposed' to be a hidden system tool that runs in the background. So at the very least we know it's not dangerous?!?'
    Not much help from the geniuses.
  6. michael2020 macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2015
    Well Paul thanks for the feedback. I guess one way to do it is to turn it off and see what's missing. So I did that. I'll let you know.
  7. MUBiomed macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2010
    I wish there was a way to right click and remove these things rather than just turning everything off.
  8. who_@m_i macrumors newbie


    Oct 31, 2015
    I am also observe such file showing in my Notification with undetermine action... it is "FollowupUI"
    I browse it in my dir... maybe you have the same path, viz;


    I don't know either of these, maybe an update on OS 10.11. I've also seen this in my DropBox and Bootcamp as protected file and you can't delete it.
    If you have Xcode try to open it... attached file of csource and snap pic "info.plist". Maybe you can broaden up, Not a code expert here(sob)...

    Attached Files:

  9. macgabe macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2012
    I noticed it today and last week I turned on send feedback to devs - maybe connected?
  10. knmdk macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2012
    So followupd app appeared in Notification Center after a clean installation of OS X El Capitan 10.11 and updating it to 10.11.1 using DMG. It seems CoreFollowUp framework has to do with iCloud since once you rename framework the iCloud in System Preferences appears empty (service itself stays OK). App more likely has nothing to do with automatic updates or sending feedback to developers.

    In case you don't want followupd to appear in NC here's how to get rid of it:
    1. Go to "Macintosh HD/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreFollowUp.framework/Versions/A" and rename "Support" folder to "Support Backup".
    2. Lauch Terminal and input commands on-by-one (as originally stated here):
      cd `getconf DARWIN_USER_DIR`
      rm -rf
      killall usernoted; killall NotificationCenter
    3. Restart computer.

    Someone at StackExchange states you shouldn't disable followupd. But I haven't noticed any problems ever after. Terminal commands mentioned above serve to reset NC to default state. So be sure to add every third-party app to NC again by launching app after your computer restarts.
  11. imejh, Dec 19, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015

    imejh macrumors member


    Mar 4, 2013
    I think you nailed it... I just turned off sending feedback to Apple and to devs, restarted my Mac, and now I do not see followupd in notification center.

    EDIT: Turned on Mac the day after I did the above and... it's back!
  12. RadicalxEdward macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2011
    Has anyone figured out a permanent way to get rid of this without breaking anything? It only shows up for me in the preference pane of notification center, but it's still annoying. I'm on a fresh install of 10.11.2
  13. Sakyant macrumors newbie


    Oct 15, 2015
    me too i keep deleting user account creating new one and its fine for a while, and then its back again
    i think its to do with airdrop from ipad to mac, as that always gives a banner and sound notification popout, and airdrop is not listed in the notifications options at all, and cannot be deactivated (bugs the hell out of me who needs silence and no screen obstructions due to constantly recording screen recordings and recording voice recordings dammit)

    Hate it about to make a new user account and delete this one, i dont like it, dont need it, dont want it
    Cant be deleted as OSX wont let me
    my safari keeps switching settings back to stuff i dont want too such as 'allow websites to use location serices' and all those things.

    Im going to switch back to windows because i dont like what apple has done since el capitan and ios9.2
    its all for content consumption and social ********, and content creators are overlooked
    byebye apple
  14. Sakyant macrumors newbie


    Oct 15, 2015
    I solved it!
    go to airdrop in finder
    set setting to let 'no one' find you
    dont for god's sake send any files from ios or other devices using airdrop
    restart mac
    i can recommend photosync app to use instead to transfer files wirelessly which avoids this problem, and works between mac, windows, ios and androod devices, making it a perfect solution for wireless transfer between multiple operating systems

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