Latest security patch installed now no icons, programs won't launch

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by xray328, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. xray328 macrumors member

    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!
  2. Ravenis 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.
  3. Bruno09, Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014

    Bruno09 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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