'Preview' not working

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Lincoln 6 Echo, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Lincoln 6 Echo macrumors member

    Nov 29, 2005
    Has anyone had the problem where 'Preview' (the OS X app) seems to NOT work?

    It just started recently: when ever it launches it doesn't show the document, and it beach-balls forever. Is it corrupted somehow? I've used disk utility to repair permissions and that had no effect. How can I fix this? (It's annoying to use Word to open 20 word .txt files.

    It's on a machine using 10.3.9.
  2. Unorthodox macrumors 65816


    Mar 3, 2006
    Not at the beach...
    Do a spotlight search for "com.apple.preview.plist" find and delete this file.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    If you are opening text files, why not open them in textedit?

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