14 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2013 4:43 AM by Ron73
Ron73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi All,

 

For reasons I have no clue as to why, the following is being opened by Text Edit when booting the system. It is not set to open at login, nor have I ever opened this file. This just.....started tonight when I rebooted....out of nowhere. Other than a trial for FCP-X I have not loaded any other software onto the system and even then that Trial was loaded yesterday and I have rebooted since then without seeing this until now.

 

OS 10.8.4, MacMini.

 

Any idea why this is happening?

 

Thanks,

 

Ron

version.jpg


Mac Mini
  • 1. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Close the window, then quit and relaunch TextEdit. Does the window reopen?

  • 2. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (14,180 points)

    Command click & hold on the "version.plist" title or icon of the window, to the left of the grey "Locked" text. This should show you the path to where the file is located in a small 'sheet' that drops down below the title bar.

     

    Where is the file located?

  • 3. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    chenyaesy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    No, it does not. Nor does it do so if I open other text documents, close and launch again. When doing the latter only those I had open will relaunch.

     

    Thanks!

  • 4. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    chenyaesy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Command click & hold on the "version.plist" title or icon of the window, to the left of the grey "Locked" text. This should show you the path to where the file is located in a small 'sheet' that drops down below the title bar.

     

    Where is the file located?

     

    I need to reboot to get that to show, give me ten minutes and thanks!

     

    Ron

  • 5. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    If you're the original poster in this thread, please log in to ASC with the same Apple ID you used before. If you're not the original poster and you have a question of your own, I suggest you start your own thread.

  • 6. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Ron73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    No, same poster. With a name like mine you tend to pick an American one. :-)

  • 7. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Ron73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Command click & hold on the "version.plist" title or icon of the window, to the left of the grey "Locked" text. This should show you the path to where the file is located in a small 'sheet' that drops down below the title bar.

     

    Where is the file located?

     

    image2.jpg

  • 8. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it:

    { test -f .la* && cat $_ ; echo ; launchctl list | sed 1d | awk '!/0x|com\.apple|org\.(x|openbsd)/{print $3}' ; echo; osascript -e 'tell application "System Events" to get name of login items' ; } | open -ef

      

    Copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C).

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    ☞ Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    ☞ In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    ☞ Open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the icon grid.

     

    Paste into the Terminal window (command-V).

     

    A TextEdit window will open with the output of the command. If the command produced no output, the window will be empty. Post the contents of the TextEdit window (not the Terminal window), if any — the text, please, not a screenshot. The title of the window doesn't matter, and you don't need to post that.

     

    If any personal information appears in the output, anonymize before posting, but don’t remove the context.

  • 9. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Ron73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you SO much for your help! Output below:

     

     

     

    com.seagate.SeagateStorageGauge.plist

    com.google.keystone.system.agent

    com.canon.MFManager

    com.adobe.ARM.202f4087f2bbde52e3ac2df389f53a4f123223c9cc56a8fd83a6f7ae

    com.adobe.AAM.Scheduler-1.0

     

    version.plist, Firefox, WDSecurityHelper, Dropbox, WDDriveUtilityHelper, Android File Transfer Agent, Music Manager, Canon IJ Network Scanner Selector EX, WDDriveManagerStatusMenu

  • 10. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    Delete "version.plist" from your login items.

  • 11. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    chenyaesy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will but I do not understand how that got into the login items to begin with, this is new behavior....

     

    Where are the login items located?

     

    Thanks again so much!

  • 12. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (118,505 points)

    System Preferences ▹ Users & Groups ▹ Login Items

  • 13. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    R C-R Level 6 Level 6 (14,180 points)

    Where are the login items located?

    They could be anywhere. But to be clear Linc asked you to remove the item from the login items, not to remove the file itself.

  • 14. Re: Text Editor opening file at Boot
    Ron73 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you both for your help!