5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2013 2:28 PM by Howard Brazee
Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

When I try to run my Mac's Reminders.app, I am told it may be damaged or incomplete.

 

It has been suggested that I take it into an Apple shop to get a genius to fix it, but I thought I'd check here first to see if there is a simpler solution.


OS X Mountain Lion, Home workgroup
  • 1. Re: Fixing my reminders.app
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    Boot to recovery by holding cmd+r when starting the computer. Reinstall the operating system. This will not erase any user data, but it is still recommended to have a backup.

  • 2. Re: Fixing my reminders.app
    Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have Time Machine on, so I rebooted to that menu.   It wanted me to connect to my Wi-Fi (I recently moved to an over-55 community that has Wi-Fi (with a web "OK" needed to connect occasionally)- I used to use Ethernet).    I couldn't figure out how to do that from that logon.    So I pulled out my memory card with 10.8.0 on it, and plugged it on.    I didn't see that this helped, but I did see an option to boot to the drive of my choice (either this 10.8.0 or my 10.8.4) and booted booted to the card   It looked like my normal boot up.

     

    So I either need to find out how to connect my Command-R boot to my Wi-Fi, or tell it to reinstall from my USB drive.

     

    Or go to the Genius bar at the Apple store.

     

    I wonder if there's a way to upgrade my USB card to 10.8.4.

  • 3. Re: Fixing my reminders.app
    cbs20 Level 4 Level 4 (2,760 points)

    What year is your Mac? What OS did it ship with? If it shipped with Lion or Mountain Lion you should use internet recovery, so connect it to an internet source and hold cmd +r when booting.

  • 4. Re: Fixing my reminders.app
    Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    2007.   I don't know how to keep my wi-fi connection after a cmd-r reboot.   I have a genius reservation now.

  • 5. Re: Fixing my reminders.app
    Howard Brazee Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I went to the Apple Store.   My computer is old enough that I couldn't leave it.   They reinstalled OSX, and the reminders.app no longer was in the Applications menu, now it is using the notification center.

     

    I'm not figuring out how to add a new reminder though.