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macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 2, 2010
Hey guys. I installed the most recent security patch for Mavericks and today I have no icons on my desktop, programs won't launch and I'm getting error messages that programs can't be opened "because of a problem". All accounts are acting the same way. The only way to get the apple icon at the top left is to open Safari which is one of the few programs working. The security patch was the only think I did. Finder won't even open, it just says "Finder quit unexpectedly". I can't even upload a screenshot because when I click "browse" nothing happens. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


macrumors member
Feb 4, 2014
Sounds like a messed up update, I assuming you updated to 10.9.2

Did you try anything to resolve it yet like restart or safe boot? OS X reinstall might be in order if so.


macrumors 68020
Aug 24, 2013
Far from here
Try this :

- boot up from the Recovery partition (Option key depressed on chime, select Recovery HD, Enter)

- in the "OS X Utilities" window, select Disk Utility

- select "Macintosh HD" on the left (or the actual name of your OS X partition)

- verify the disk, repair if asked

- repair the permissions

- restart the computer

If this does not fix the problem, and since you can use Safari, download the Mavericks combo update and install it :
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