my imac won't let me open programs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shan21, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. shan21 macrumors regular

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    #1
    when i click trash the folder doesn't appear or when i click about this mac it doesn't show but it is there in the background it just won't show on the screen

    any help
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    That used to happen to me too, occasionally. A restart always helped.

    After an archive & install it hasn't reappeared so far.
     
  3. shan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i done that but the trash still doesn't come up but the other stuff do
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Well, as a short-term solution, open a new Finder window and enter CMD + Shift + g then ~/.Trash so you can see what's in your trash.

    Maybe also try repairing permissions.
     
  5. shan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i repaired the permissions and it won't open trash or force quit
     
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  7. shan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i fixed it and it was weird

    here's what happened

    i put a driving theory test running on vmware fusion and quit and shutdown windows and quit vmware then i went on the desktop on the mac and was going to right click and eject then i just pressed it on the keyboard and then about this mac, force quite and trash all opened up and now they can open without any problems
     

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