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Menu icons gone after a reboot. 10.8

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chronicfathead Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Aug 20, 2012 2:08 AM

After rebooting my 2011 13" MBP, due to corrupt images (certain image previews looked like a block of random coloured dots), I seem to have lost the Wifi, Spotlight and battery icons form my menu bar.  I have tried adding/removing the icon through system prefs, but all it does is add a blank space.

 

I ran a repair disk permissions on the drive and it did say it had repaired the coregraphics.framework (?), but the icons have not reappeared.  I will reboot and see what happens again, but chances are they will come back normally again.

 

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Mountain Lion, i7, 16GB, 750GB HDD
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 2:09 AM (in response to chronicfathead)

    It could be a damaged permission

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 3:35 AM (in response to chronicfathead)

    The preferences could be damaged

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,415 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to chronicfathead)

    I would think it is a corrupt plist.

     

    delete the following Finder>Go>Go to folder:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist

     

    Then in terminal:

     

    killall SystemUIServer
    

     

     

    This maybe enough,  if not proceed with Rebuild LaunchServices Database to repair problems with incorrect icons in OS X

     

    Open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder. At the prompt paste in the following command in its entirety:

     

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
    

     

    hit return and let the process run it's course,  it will put you back out at the prompt when complete.

     

    Then in terminal copy and paste:

     

    killall SystemUIServer
    

     

     

    Follow up by restarting your computer.

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,415 points)
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    Aug 20, 2012 11:29 AM (in response to chronicfathead)

    I would try a safe boot first to clear the dynamic loader cache.  Then reboot as normal.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,415 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 12:31 PM (in response to chronicfathead)

    Glad to hear all is well, even if you had to take the long road. Good computing!

    MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion, 2.4GHz IntelCorei5 320GB HD 8GB RAM
  • ilewy.mac Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to chronicfathead)

    I have the same problem, My Macbook hav 128GB SSD and turn on FileValut. After hibernate Mac, my menu icon dissappear. :/ Any one have sollution for this?

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