Program says its already running while it isn't

Discussion in 'macOS' started by therealmuffin, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. therealmuffin macrumors newbie

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    Howdy,

    Already having tried the Songbird program its forum and gotten no answer, I figured I might try it over here.

    A program Songbird keeps on saying that it is already running and can not run twice. Well, I have removed the program and replaced it with a fresh copy, restarted the mac, but all without results.

    If I'm not mistaken some little file is locked or written to indicate that a program is running. Can't seem to find any documentation on it though.

    Can anyone help me out with this?

    Thanks in advance, Maarten
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Go to Utilities and open Activity Monitor. Select "All Processes" from the drop down menu. Is there anything there that looks like Songbird?
     
  3. therealmuffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I checked the package of songbird.app and compared that to with what activity monitor is showing. Nothing of Songbird is actually running. I must add that the package contains quite a few of applications and I might have missed one. I doubt though that actually any of those is running.
     
  4. therealmuffin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Found the user files in /users/username/library/application support/songbird2/ After deleting the directory, everything was fine. User files gone though, but that's alright.
     

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