That means that they aren't compatible with your OS X version.
It looks like OS X is damaged (did you restore a backup after reinstalling?), so press Command and R keys while your Mac is starting and reinstall OS X. You won't lose anything, and those application will be working properly after reinstalling OS X
Usually means you're dragging along ancient PPC programs from days long gone by when the Macs used those processors. They don't work anymore on the Lions.
However, given that the example you posted corresponds to the Addressbook, that always gets upgraded with the OS, I find it worrysome. Exactly HOW did you migrate your old stuff over?
I don't think i migrated anything over, i had a bit of trouble restoring my accoun from a backup and never actually did.
My time mechine backups are currently on a hard drive adn the only way to access the data is to run StellarPhonixMacDataRecovery every time to accesss my data.
But thats an entirely other problem/ storey.
So if i press commmand R when it starts do i need my Mac OX Disc becuse i baught the newest version on MAC OX X from the app store.
The funny thing is , even tho there is a cirlce with a slash all the applictions in question that has this works fine like ical and address book, iuse them all the time.
thanks for your repleis
Hmm, well if they work, then maybe just the application icon got damaged along the way. Reinstalling the big cat will certainly take care of that, but if that's all it is it will be like shooting flies with a cannon. Plus the PITA of having to wait for the 4.5GB ML installer app to float down the wire.
There's a way to force a "screen refresh" if you will, and have all the icons redrawn. But for the life of me, can't remember right now.