4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 1:18 PM by flee708
flee708 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Recently received a powermac g5. The address book won't open at all. Bounces once in the doc & that's it. Used pacifist to extract the Addressbook.app from MACOSXUpdCombo.dmg, same result. Guessing it has to do with some suopport file(s)??

 

Suggestions appreciated...

 

Thanks,

Flee

  • 1. Re: address book won't open powermac g5 os x 10.5.8
    Matthias Schulz Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Go to your home folder > library > preferences and delete the com.apple.addressbook.plist file and all others related to com.apple.addressbook.

     

    HTH

  • 2. Re: address book won't open powermac g5 os x 10.5.8
    flee708 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for th esuggestion, Mathias!

     

    Did as you suggested. Found 2 files:

     

    com.apple.AddressBook.abd.plist

    com.apple.AddressBook.plist

     

    And deleted them both.

     

    Logged off the account, logged back on, same results...

     

    A bounce in the dock, then nothing,

     

    Grateful for any more ideas...

     

    Thanks,

    Flee

     

     

     

    Thanks,

    Flee

     

     

     

  • 3. Re: address book won't open powermac g5 os x 10.5.8
    Mak128 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Have you tried rebuilding the permissions in Disk Utility?

  • 4. Re: address book won't open powermac g5 os x 10.5.8
    flee708 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry for the long delay...

     

    Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I did try repairing permissions, it had no effect.

     

    I did look in the System log & found the following erors generated when I attempt to start the app:

     

    Feb 25 15:50:15 G5Mac Address Book[1287]: Can't read (null) error

    Feb 25 15:50:15 G5Mac com.apple.launchd[851] ([0x0-0xa50a5].com.apple.AddressBook[1287]): Exited with exit code: 1

     

    Even though the system is 10.5.8, I tried (re) installing "MACOSXUpdComb.dmg". Again, no effect whatsoever.

    Another strange thing I've noticed; the dock icon is not what I'm used to seeing... it looks like this:

     

    AddrBook icon std user.png

     

    Whereas I'm used to seeing this:

     

    imac-addrbook.png

     

    Starting to fear I'll have to reinstall from scratch & update. (shriek!)

     

    Thanks...