Programs not opening

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ghost Horses, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Ghost Horses macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2008
    I have a few programs that won't open when I click on them. I click on the icon it flashes the program up like it's getting ready to open then it disappears and never opens! Any ideas what's wrong?
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    Sometimes a simple reboot takes care of this...

    Sometimes it is a compatibility issue with something else that is running...

    Sometimes it means the application is corrupt and needs to be re-installed...

    Sometimes it means it isn't compatible with the version of the OS you are running.

    Could be a lot of things.

  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
  4. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    Sometimes it can be as simple as a bad preference file. Trashing the prefence file sometimes takes care of it.

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