Latest Mavericks update breaks Find My Mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by hungx, May 15, 2014.

  1. hungx macrumors 6502

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    After updating to the latest version of Mavericks, I find that Find My Mac has been turned off in Settings. I cannot turn it back on since it says that it needs a recovery partition. I then boot my Mac into the recovery partition and it needs the redownload the required software. After the download is finished, it loads the recovery options and I restart my Mac. I still can't turn on Find My Mac. Is anyone else having this issue? My Mac came with Mavericks preinstalled, and Find My Mac was working before.
     
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  3. hungx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I can't seem to turn mine on. I think the update deleted my recovery partition, and it deletes it again when I redownload it.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i couldn't turn on 'find my mac' (which i guess 10.9.3 turned off); was told to turn on 'wake for network access' in energy saver pref pane...which WAS on.

    turned it off, then on. no change...

    finally... i deleted both com.apple.systempreferences.plist files in my user library then force-quit finder. and 'find my mac' is back on...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Are you sure you have a recovery partition? Enter "diskutil list" (without the quotes) into Terminal and post the output here so we can take a look.
     
  6. hungx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's odd. There is a recovery partition.
     

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  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Yep... sure enough. :confused:

    Maybe try completely removing the iCloud account from System Prefs and try readding it?
     
  8. hungx thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tried that. Still doesn't work and says that I need a recovery partition in order to use Find My Mac. I don't think the problem is with iCloud but with Mavericks. Every time I boot into the recovery partition, it needs to redownload it. I might just wait for the next update and see it that fixes it.
     
  9. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I'm finding that after I turn it back on, it hides my Users and Users/Share folders too. I can fix the folders umpteen times and reboot and it's fine. Turn on "Find My Mac" and it all disappears again.

    Every time I fix the hidden folders, it turns off the Find My Mac function.

    I'm considering doing a full backup, and then reinstalling the full 10.9.3 to an completely repartitioned/blank drive to see if that cures it. If not, I can just restore my backup. If it fixes it I'll have a couple of busy days re-installing my apps and data.
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 603

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    don't think that's gonna work (see the other thread about 'users folder now hidden?").

    this whole issue needs an actual, official fix........
     
  11. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Yes, I know. I'm active in the other thread too. I've already submitted a bug report to Apple (16942924).

    I'm recommending that everyone else jump on the bug report band wagon to get Apple's attention.
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 603

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    seems to be an issue with iTunes 11.2 and find my mac....
     

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