Maps app in Yosemite locks up on launch, how to reset?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sandman42, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    When I launch Maps on my MacBook Pro it locks up (beach ball) almost right away. Have to force quit it. I used it earlier today to send some directions to my phone, and now when I launch it on the computer it tries to go back to those directions, and locks up. The app works ok in another user's account on the same computer.

    I tried deleting the plist (com.apple.maps.plist), repairing permissions, logging out/in, restarting the computer -- still locks up when I launch the app. Anyone have a suggestion for how I can reset/restore it?
     
  2. sandman42 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    Fixed it

    In case this is ever helpful to anyone, I went into /Users/xxxxxxxx/Library/Containers/com.apple.Maps/Data and deleted everything, and when I relaunched Maps it started up ok.
     
  3. ratsg macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for posting this.

    I had purchased a new Mac Mini shortly after being announced in September, and as Maps was installed on the dock by default I had tried it out just to explore applications. I was somewhat disappointed when it failed to run straight from Apple.

    I tried your tip and the Maps app works fine now.
     

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