Launchpad: missing icons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dhokes, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. dhokes macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    Has anyone else experienced missing icons in Launchpad? Any idea how to fix this?

    Specifically, only Apple apps' icons are missing for me.

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  2. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    This randomly happened to me as well. A reboot fixed it, but I would like to know what caused it.
  3. dhokes thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2012
    A reboot did noting for me.

    I contacted Support and they suggested I re-install Mavericks but I told them, I'd rather leave it as it's not a major issue for me.

    Then after a search online I discovered if you type the following in terminal, it 'resets' the Launchpad and it resolved my issue:
    rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db; killall Dock
  4. macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2013
  5. portvgves macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2011
    This happened to me as well. I suspect it was after doing a system clean up with CleanMyMac, which I notice you also have installed.
  6. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    CleanMyMac is not ready for 10.9 unless you have the Latest version.
  7. pmr1111 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2014
    missing icons in launchpad

    Its just started happening to me too, and I'm not using any clean-up software.

    A health warning on the terminal command given above: it also removes any grouping of programs you may have done in the launchpad - and given how clumsy the apple grouping mechanism is, that can be a non-trivial drawback.

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