Reset Launchpad

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by seattle29, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. seattle29 macrumors member

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    In Mavericks, you could reset the Launchpad by entering the following in Terminal:

    The purpose being, if you installed lots of new applications, it would update them alphabetically in Launchpad so they weren't at the end of the list.

    The command doesn't work in Yosemite, so has the path to the *.db file changed?

    Anyone can help? Thanks
     
  2. Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    #2

    just run this


    Code:
    rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock
    Back the file up before though.
     
  3. MarvinK9 macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't work either. All it did was reset my desktop background.
     
  4. Intelligent, Aug 16, 2014
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

    Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    How about this

    Code:
     rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/LaunchPadLayout.plist
    I also said that you should backup before, you lost your background because of the desktoppicture.db file.

    Maybe the file is locked? Try pressing  or [​IMG] (command) + ⇧ (shift) + G and type this

    ~/Library/Application Support/Dock/
    and look for that file.
    When you found it just mark it and ctrl click/right click and click "see info" or just [​IMG] + I
    Or just go there manually by pressing "Go" in finder while holding alt and you will see "library" press that and look for the file called Application Support and go into dock.

    Sorry/or not for explaining it so by detail, i dont know how much you know about computers etc. so if I'm wrong then excuse me.

    Or try this


    Code:
    chflags nouchg ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/LaunchPadLayout.plist
    then run the rm -rf command i provided you with earlier.
     
  5. MarvinK9 macrumors newbie

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