Preview doesn't work

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by TyShawn, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. TyShawn macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Has anyone ran into the issue with Preview no longer working? If so what did you do to resolve the issue?
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    what version of 10.12 are you on? are there any OS updates waiting to be installed? otherwise, 2 things: create a test admin account, try it there. or reinstall the OS from recovery...
     
  3. TyShawn, Dec 17, 2016
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    TyShawn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm on 10.12.2. Ill try that admin trick.
    Update the test unit works.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

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    so a test account works; suggests that the problem is with your account. you could try this: close Preview, go to HOME>Library>Preferences, and delete com.apple.Preview.plist

    reboot, see how that goes...

    EDIT: found this on apple forums: (this is in your HOME library)
    1. In Finder, open ~/Library/Containers (to open the hidden Containers folder, in Finder use Shift-Command-G and type ~/Library/Containers in the pop-up window)

    2. Delete the entire com.apple.Preview folder

    3. Restart Preview
     
  5. TyShawn thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok deleting the folder with a full reboot worked for me. Thank you for the help.
     
  6. fisherking macrumors 603

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