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mitsmada Calculating status...
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Jan 4, 2013 9:31 AM

While moving HD icon I placed it on top of or near the xcode icon on desktop. now xcode won't run. All hardware tested fine at apple and we reinstalled operating system. also HD icon removed from desk. Activity monitor %150 from xcode. Xcode removed and reinstalled twice. Girl at Genius bar stumped too.

 

Mac Air OsX 10.8.2

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 4, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to mitsmada)

    I had this happen when I accidently told Xcode too open the directory that contains all my projects.  If Xcode works from a new/different user ID then try deleting everything that starts:

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dt.* under the user experiencing the problem.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 12:18 AM (in response to mitsmada)

    Open Terminal app and copy paste this:

     

    rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dt.*

     

    Press 'return'.

     

    Restart the mac. Test Xcode.

     

     

     

     

    //Message was edited by: softwater (fix typo)

  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to mitsmada)

    Create a new Mac user ID using SystemPreferenes>Users&Groups, logon to the new ID and try Xcode.

  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:16 AM (in response to mitsmada)

    The original ID can be repaired, but it's probably easier to transfer you projects. It's easy to switch back and forth between IDs.

  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 5, 2013 10:25 AM (in response to mitsmada)

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  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 1:21 AM (in response to mitsmada)

    Try removing everything from login items in the affected account, then rebooting the mac.

     

    Go to

     

     > System Preferences > Users & Groups | Login items

     

    Make a note of what's in the list, then highlight them all and hit the - minus button under the list.

     

    Restart the mac and test Xcode.

     

    If that solves the problem, you can add things back to the list one at a time, restarting after each one and testing Xcode again till you isolate the troublemaker (or you can just leave the list empty; keeps your start up times fast and clean).

  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to softwater)

    This may be useless unless one also unchecks the 'Reopen windows when logging back in' box in the Shutdown dialog pane.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 7:50 AM (in response to xnav)

    Yes, if the problem app is still running on the desktop; otherwise, that doesn't affect what gets run at login, it only restarts desktop apps (not background process) that are still running when you shutdown.

     

    Closing all apps before shutdown avoids any interference from the Resume feature.

  • xnav Level 5 Level 5 (6,625 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to softwater)

    Right, when Xcode is exhibiting this problem it is running at shutdown unless it has been forced.

  • softwater Level 5 Level 5 (5,370 points)
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    Jan 7, 2013 4:22 AM (in response to mitsmada)

    Run this little free analytics tool

     

    http://www.etresoft.com/etrecheck

     

    Post the output here. It'll give us some clues as to what's being loaded at login on the problem account.

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