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  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 17, 2013 10:41 PM (in response to nydiscussion)

    You didn't select the line by triple-clicking. Press the return key to complete the command.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to nydiscussion)

    Please quit Photo Booth and move the two Photo Booth folders from the Pictures folder to the Desktop. Relaunch the application. The library will be empty. Can you save a photo?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to nydiscussion)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.
      
    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It won’t solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.
       
    The purpose of this test is to determine whether the problem is localized to your user account. Enable guest logins* and log in as Guest. For instructions, launch the System Preferences application, select Help from the menu bar, and enter “Set up guest users” (without the quotes) in the search box. Don't use the Safari-only "Guest User" login created by "Find My Mac."
       
    While logged in as Guest, you won’t have access to any of your personal files or settings. Applications will behave as if you were running them for the first time. Don’t be alarmed by this; it’s normal. If you need any passwords or other personal data in order to complete the test, memorize, print, or write them down before you begin.
       
    Test while logged in as Guest. Same problem?
         
    After testing, log out of the guest account and, in your own account, disable it if you wish. Any files you created in the guest account will be deleted automatically when you log out of it.
      
    *Note: If you’ve activated “Find My Mac” or FileVault in OS X 10.7 or later, then you can’t enable the Guest account. The "Guest User" login created by "Find My Mac" is not the same. Create a new account in which to test, and delete it, including its home folder, after testing.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 2:53 PM (in response to nydiscussion)

    Back up all data.

     

    Boot into Recovery by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

     

    Note: You need an always-on Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection to the Internet to use Recovery. It won’t work with USB or PPPoE modems, or with proxy servers, or with networks that require a certificate for authentication.

     

    When the OS X Utilities screen appears, follow the prompts to reinstall the OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac was upgraded from an older version of OS X, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to nydiscussion)

    As long as you back up your data, there is no risk. You won't have to reinstall any applications.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,410 points)
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    Feb 18, 2013 9:00 PM (in response to nydiscussion)

    Is this indicative I shouldn't do the updaters?

     

    No, but you should be up to date now.

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