Pb with mail / addressbook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thefrenchyclown, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. thefrenchyclown macrumors newbie

    Sep 23, 2008
    Montreal, CAN
    Need help !
    2 icons (mail / addressbook) on my dock are replaced by the application icon. When I click it, nothing happens.
    When I go within the Applications Section, the icons (mail / addressbook) are also replaced by the application icon. When I click it, nothing happens. CCL: not able to use mail and addressbook

    what's this about and how do i get the applications back ?


  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Sounds like you have a corrupted Mac OS X installation.

    Here's what I would do to correct this:
    • Re-apply the latest combo updater for your particular major Mac OS X version. (For Tiger this is 10.4.11 Combo, for Leopard 10.5.5 Combo as of this writing, for Panther 10.3.9 Combo, etc.)
    • If that fails, use Pacifist to restore a known working version from your Mac OS X install disc(s), then re-apply the combo updater to get everything up to date.
    • If that too fails, Archive and Install Mac OS X from the Mac OS X install disc(s). Make sure you choose Preserve Users and Network Settings when doing this - otherwise your user account will be reset to a default state.
  4. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    First, try restarting.

    If that doesn't fix it, try repairing permissions.

    If that doesn't work, then I would try creating a new user to see if the problem only occurs in your account.

    If that doesn't work, then I would reinstall OS X.

    It is the icon on the Applications folder that is a Pencil, Paintbrush, and ruler forming the letter A, overlapping a stack of papers.


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