Where is System Events?

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I downloaded MainMenu which I guess helps clean up my computer a bit.

    I repaired disk permissions and cleaned out the user and system caches. After this it recommended I reboot the computer so it did so for me. The computer restarted and the first thing on the screen (still up) is asking "where is system events?" with a list of Apps for me to choose.

    Any help? lol.

    I'm befuddled on the situation and could really use some help.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like it's trying to use AppleScripts System Events suite to do something. I'm not sure asking you to select an application makes sense though...
     
  3. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Not so much as Applications in terms of like iphoto, etc... but the list does include "colorsyncing" "keyboard scripting" "fontstyle scripting" url access scripting" "preview"....etc.

    It also has the browse button allowing me to search ony my MAc where it would be...

    ..iono... help?

    <3 :D
     
  4. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    According to this note from Apple, you'll find it inside this folder:

    /System/Library/CoreServices

    mt
     
  5. cmpanas macrumors newbie

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    Thanks a heap, mysterytramp. Just googled for an answer to that problem and bam! you came through.
     
  6. bluedoggiant macrumors 68030

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    I too did the same thing with Mainmenu, and can't seem to find system events.
     
  7. Sigil macrumors newbie

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    @mysterytramp--Thanks! You are awesome!! I googled and there you were!!
     
  8. Mov31t macrumors newbie

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  9. zippinglou macrumors newbie

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    I just registered to thank "mysterytramp".

    You´re awesome!
     
  10. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I'm pretty average. I hope you stick around. There's lots smarter people than me around here.

    mt
     
  11. bozothefrown macrumors newbie

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  12. jcurwen macrumors newbie

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    Great help!

    On an iMac quad Core i7 with BT keyboard/mouse, (OS 10.6.2) I had just zapped PRAM and completed safe boot and then booted into usual start up mode. I got the prompt mentioned in this thread along with list of apps to search. Per info here, I browsed right to what mysterytramp suggested and all is well. Many thanks.
     
  13. caliguy2211 macrumors newbie

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    Yo Mysterytramp,

    Thanks!
    Danke!
    Graciás!
    Grazie!
    Mercí!
     
  14. staninfrance macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Mystery Tramp

    Thanks, Mystery Tramp

    I had the same challenge, and I just followed the path you suggested and, Voila!, there was the item I needed.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. It is appreciated.

    Stan, an American/Californian living in France
     
  15. Phlac macrumors newbie

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    I got this same message after running "applejack AUTO", thanks Tramp!
     
  16. trevorbsmith macrumors member

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    And also thanks from me. I don't know what I installed or did, but Finder wouldn't release a USB drive and, out of curiosity, I found and killed a process using Activity Monitor--maybe I shouldn't have. That didn't solve the USB drive problem so I logged out. What followed was:

    1. inability to log in (couldn't click my user account);
    2. safe boot to admin account;
    3. verify disk revealing problems with the boot drive;
    4. boot to install DVD;
    5. backing up bits of my drive that might not have been caught by time machine;
    6. repair boot drive and repair permissions;
    7. reboot to normal user account (which was finally working!);
    8. the error message described in this thread;
    9. googling the message, getting this answer, and finally having a working system again.

    Google is your friend, and so is this forum.
     
  17. rmpstudio macrumors member

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    sweet... fixed my problem too.

    I got the "where is system events?" window after i cloned my boot drive and then restarted.
     
  18. Fofer macrumors 6502a

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    Me too. Right after I installed the cloned HD.

    But I just clicked "cancel" and rebooted. The error has not appeared again, at least not yet. Should there be some concern now that something's not working right?

    Is there a way to get that window to pop up again, so I can point it properly to /System/Library/CoreServices?
     
  19. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks!
     
  20. utahking macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Just migrated and got this message.

    Problem solved.
     
  21. macfixx macrumors newbie

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    I got a "Where is System Preferences?" question as well. Seemed to be generated by Hyperdock at boot time. Just pointed to the apps folder and all is well
     
  22. Robgomes macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Bob! Great!
     
  23. puressence macrumors newbie

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    Registered to say many thanks to Mystery Tramp, problem as described in thread solved. :)
     

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