Urgent help required. Several apps won't launch. MBP OSX 10.9.

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  1. KingAndaval macrumors newbie

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    As per title.

    I installed Mavericks today and all was fine for about 6 or 7 hours. All of a sudden several apps won't launch. They either 'bounce' once or fail to open, or don't bounce at all.

    Here's a list of apps that it happens on (NOTE - only Apple apps seem to be affected):

    App Store
    iCal
    Pages
    Numbers
    Keynote
    iMovie*
    Terminal
    iBooks
    QuickTime
    & more.

    For contrast, apps that do work:

    Mail
    iTunes
    Logic X
    iPhoto
    System Prefs
    Finder
    & more.

    Here's what I've done so far to no avail:

    Repaired disk permissions
    Deleted plist files in ~/Library/Preferences
    Booted in safe mode
    Created a new user and checked in that user.


    If anyone can shed any light I'd be so happy. I'm pulling my hair out here!

    Cheers.
     
  2. KingAndaval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I might have sorted it. BatChmod seems to be solving the issues.

    Edit: Or not... It fixed iMovie but nothing else.
     
  3. iThink Apple macrumors 6502

    iThink Apple

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    Was it a fresh install? Did you try to restart your Mac?
     
  4. KingAndaval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I've restarted several times. The install of Mavericks was an upgrade from the last release of Mountain Lion.
     
  5. iThink Apple macrumors 6502

    iThink Apple

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    Did you backup your Mac before upgrading?
     
  6. KingAndaval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately not. Error of judgement, on my part, it seems!
     
  7. iThink Apple macrumors 6502

    iThink Apple

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    Is BatChmod compatible wit Mavericks....Never heard of that software before. That may be causing the issue.
     
  8. Animalk macrumors 6502

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    What does the Console spit out when you try launching those apps?
     
  9. KingAndaval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Batchmod is just a clever little programme to quickly change permissions on files.

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  10. KingAndaval thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update:

    So I managed to get a friend to download the install file for Mavericks and have reinstalled it.

    Everything's fixed apart from iWork. Weird.
     

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