Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to dragonfly-jdenz)
if there is any way I could mount my external hard drive, I could get into Time Machine to restore the original extension file?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to dragonfly-jdenz)
You should have uninstalled cleanmymac instead. Those 'utility apps' sort of belong in the Windows world, and Macs don't need them.
Can I use UNIX command kextutil to fix my problem or is there another way apart from a system install???
You need to replace IOStorageFamily.kext. You could replace it by extracting it from the Install DVD using an application like Pacifist but that is getting technical. Also. there may be other file corruption as well. If you don't want to get too technical reinstalling would be the easier path for you to rectify your Mac.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 10.5.8 iBook 10.3.9
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to roam)
You should have uninstalled cleanmymac instead.
Dead right you are, mate.
Let's try technical ... ?
Imagine all files with "iFamily" in it could be corrupted ...
My problem is that I can't find my Snow Leopard disk, have only 10.5. which originally came with the machine, would that still work?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 3:26 AM (in response to dragonfly-jdenz)
Copying extensions is not a good idea.
You will still get an error :not installed properly: even after replacing with original extensions.
PS: I solved my problem by restoring my system from a bootable flashdrive (8GB memory stick) with 10.6.2, of which I had a .dmg on my external HD.
PPS: And CleanMyMac is uninstalled now as well. If you have to use this program, be careful to use the uninstall / remove binary feature, both can corrupt your system and apps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 3:35 AM (in response to dragonfly-jdenz)
MacFamilyTree is great for genealogy