My Software Update do I get it back?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by MattG, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    On my Powerbook, if I click on the Apple menu and select "Software Update," I see the little icon flashing in my dock, but the update screen never comes up. I've always got to Force-Quit it and open it through System Preferences, and it works through there. How do I fix it so it works once again through the Apple menu?

    I've already tried doing a permissions repair...
  2. pgrove2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2004
    Software Update died

    Mine did too! I haven't been able to solve it either.
    I thought somebody might suggest a way of restoring it by using the terminal and putting in a file name or a path name or something.
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Go to ~/Library/Preferences and trash and SoftwareUpdateCheck.plist. Also, go to ~/Library/Caches and trash the and Software Update folders. Often times, this step has gotten Software Update to work again if it locks up or unexpectedly quits.

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