Is Slow Leopard MAD?!?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MaCamZa, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. MaCamZa macrumors 6502

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    Right, Hey guys, recently my OSX just went mental. I can't really describe it, but i can show it. Pictures are below.

    Basically, All the OSX icons have just disappeared. On the dock the 'Application', 'Documents', and 'Downloads' folder icon's have just turn to question marks; ?.

    And in Finder, there are literally just no icons, only on my apps, no folders.
    Lastly, i can't open up image files either. Preview isn't realising that the .jpg files are image files and when i try to open with Preview, it just doesn't open; however, all image files open up with Xcode! lol, i really don't know why, but they do show up as shown in the pictures below.

    Any ideas?!? REALLY SCARED! :mad:
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I'll try the simple solution first, have you rebooted?
     
  3. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    More than once! :)
     
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  5. Brinkman macrumors 6502

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1051

    Sorry, 10.6.4^

    edit: fyi, I'm currently listening to the Ricky Gervais guide to Society ;)
     
  6. SteveG4Cube macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried to boot from your disc and repair permissions?
     
  7. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What i have done though is repaired permissions from the actual computer. Does it make a difference from boot disk?
     
  8. stridemat Moderator

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    Yes. I would alway advise that it is run from the OSX disk, generally sorts out more of my problems.
     
  9. Consultant macrumors G5

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    You described in another post that you have late 2009 Macbook Unibody White.

    Probably under warranty. Make Apple Genius Bar appointment.
     
  10. supabooma macrumors newbie

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    Also try resetting the PRAM.

    While rebooting, hold down option+cmd+p+r until you hear the chime.
    You can hold it down for several cycles to make sure it goes through it thoroughly.
     
  11. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't bother me to the extent of lining up in the Apple Store, no appointments available where I live.
     
  12. DanPhillips macrumors newbie

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    application binding

    It sounds like the application binding isn't working (opening file brings up the wrong app). Run YASU to fix this.
     
  13. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right i'll do that in a minute, but before i just have to show my results from the Repaired Permissions from the boot disk.

    So i'v just run the Repair Disk Permissions from the Boot Disk and wrote down any warnings that came up;

    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Admin.framework/Versions/A/Resources/readconfig" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Admin.framework/Versions/A/Resources/writeconfig" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Mac OS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.



    Any ideas? :eek:
     
  14. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Warnings from Repair Disk Permissions don't really matter. Have you tried repair disk?

    http://www.apple.com/uk/retail/
    Select your store, and hit "reserve" under Genius Bar.
    Oh and they will tell you to reinstall OS first. You should try reinstalling.
     
  15. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'v tried repair disk and nothing changed. Re-installing is my last resort; and it will proberly solve the problem, but I don't have a hard drive to back-up my work, ect. Only a 4GB USB Stick :L

    Tried that twice with different settings on each, both didn't work. :(

    What does downloading that do? Re-install my System? I don't get what that does.
     
  16. R94N macrumors 68020

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    It just updates your current operating system with some new patches and things like that. It's not the same as a complete re-install, although it might help. Often when they update the OS they iron out bugs and the like which may be what's causing your problem.
     
  17. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ill try that, may be my last resort :/
     
  18. Brinkman macrumors 6502

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    It wont reinstall your system. It basically just re-patches itself correcting a lot of issues.

    I had an issue with previews not showing up for jpg's and doc's so I ran the combo update and it fixed it, taht was after I fixed permissions and what not.

    It's just one of the trouble shooting steps you do when OSX goes wonky.

    It won't hurt anything.
     
  19. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    I'd say an external hard drive is the absolutely next thing on your shopping list.
     
  20. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    All after an iPhone 4 though, trying to gather the best accessories to protect, ect.

    I will do that tomorrow, and if that doesn't fix the folder icons, ect. Then ill just have to erase and re-install Snow Leopard Again :(

    Cheers everyone for the help!
     
  21. gameface macrumors 6502

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    You'd rather have an iP4 than make sure all your important documents are backed up? Have you ever backed up your machine? you are playing with fire my friend. An external drive bigger than your boot drive is really the first accessory you should have for your computer before anything else.
     
  22. MaCamZa thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'v only used up 30GB, and half that is just OSX files.

    PLUS: all my apps can easily be re-download from sources, although I do appreciate the fact that i really need an external hard drive, but i don't wanna splash out >£100 just for a HDD. Need the money for contracts/accessories for iP4.

    Although it will be on my list. Cheers,
     
  23. InfoSecmgr Guest

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    hard drive.
     
  24. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    A good external drive can be gotten for less than half of that.
     

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