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uwekruger Calculating status...
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Sep 24, 2012 6:19 PM

When I click on the Desktop&Screen Saver Tab in System Preferences I get the Wheel Of Death, and have to force quit the application. It just hangs up with message " Images loading". How can I reinstall System Preferences? I already reinstalled Mountain Lion, but same problem after reboot.

Thank you for any helpful hints.   uwe

  • cozar Level 2 Level 2 (340 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:21 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    Same problem in Safe mode?

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,360 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:25 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    Where are you looking for these images?

     

    Is it possible they are on an inaccessible HDD or over a network?

     

    Peter

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 6:29 PM (in response to uwekruger)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:07 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    Quit System Preferences if it's running. In the Finder, hold down the option key and select Go Library from the menu bar. From the Library folder, delete the following item, if it exists:

     

    Caches/com.apple.systempreferences

     

    and move the following item to the Desktop:

       

    Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

       

    Launch System Preferences and test. If you still have the issue, put the item on the Desktop back where it came from and post again. Otherwise, delete the item.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:55 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.

     

    Triple-click the line below to select it, then drag or copy the text — do not type it — into the Terminal window and press return:

     

    ls -@Oel Library/Caches/com.apple.systempreferences

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    Have you open iPhoto and updated your iPhoto thumbnails sense the lastest OS X or iPhoto updates..?

     

    Is Spotlight working? if not see > Rebuild the Spotlight Index

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,860 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 8:18 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    What about this:

     

    ls -@Odel Library/Caches

  • den.thed Level 7 Level 7 (23,365 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 10:06 PM (in response to uwekruger)

    uwekruger wrote:

     

    I re-indexed Spotlight and rebooted computer- problem solved!   You guys are awesome! Thanks everybody for your help. 

     

    Glad to have helped, thanks..!

    Your welcome..!

     

    uwekruger wrote:

     

    I am a musician, not a computer specialist, to get help like this is great!  And to get to know my new machine with your help is wonderful. Now I can sleep in peace...

     

    I'm a Maintenance Technician in manufacturing and not really a computer specialist neither.. I'm hoping work won't call me to come in and fix a busted machine, so that I can hang around here and help other Apple users.

     

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