Please help - Time Machine and Finder App acting strange...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Ansel_Tk1, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Ansel_Tk1 macrumors newbie

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    Hi - wonder if someone can give me some guidance...

    My Macbook Pro (10.5.2) is acting strange in two respects. Problem has started about 2 days ago.

    1st - Finder App: on startup, if I try to click on the finder icon on the dock I get an error 'cannot find the application'. However if I click on the 'downloads' icon and then click 'finder' on the downloads list, the Finder finally opens and is accessible from the dock from there on. One more note: from startup until I go to downloads the bar at the top of my mac (with the clock, etc) is not present. It comes back though after I click downloads.

    2nd - Time Machine: I noticed my time machine icon was not loading on the top bar next to the time. So I went to my preferences and Time Machine looks like it is off. I did not turn it off. However I can't turn it on as it is locked. On clicking the lock I am not asked for a password, nothin. So I cant turn on Time Machine.

    I have tried repairing permissions on my mac hd in the disk utility. This did nothing. My Time Machine was running up to about 2 days ago - is there a way to rollback the entire system to then maybe? Or should I just try and repair these two individual issues.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. Ansel_Tk1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Follow up

    Hi - one more thing: I just ran Onyx Verify Permissions and this is what was returned:

    Started verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD
    Group differs on "private/var/root/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist", should be 0, group is 90
    ACL found but not expected on "Library"
    ACL found but not expected on "Applications/Time Machine.app"

    Finished verify/repair permissions on disk disk0s2 Macintosh HD

    Not sure how to interpret this!
     

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