Some core applications not working, repairing permissions did not work.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ikermalli, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    Recently I did a clean install of Snow Leopard (2 days ago). As soon as I started up, I went straight to my address book so that I could import some contacts. It shows that it's open on the dock, but the application never responds, and the window never pops up, this also happens with iChat. I've tried repairing my permissions but that did nothing. Could someone help me out?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Did you restore your files using Time Machine backup? I recommend you to do another clean install to get rid of the possibility of defective install and then restore your files manually (dragging) to their places
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
  4. ikermalli thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2008
    No, I did not use a Time Machine backup. All I did was my fresh install, then I got Adium and Mozilla Firefox and that's it.

    I am on 10.6.1
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Just had a thought, hope you didn't go through a reinstall yet...Does it make a difference if you launch said applications through Spotlight or directly from Applications? Could be the Dock shortcuts are all fouled up...

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