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after doing automatic software update, some of my applications wouldnt open

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Sep 11, 2013 7:18 PM

I did automatic software update on my mac os 10.6.8.  Now my iphoto, Photo Booth and Final Cut Pro Trial version wont open.  I uninstalled Final Cut PRo and installed again. Download went fine but the app wont open. I am having to force quite every time i open it.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)

    When you double click on the apps if in the Dock, do they bounce?  Are you getting any error messages?  What do they say?


    Disconnect all devices from the computer then do the following:


    Boot up from your Snow Leopard Install DVD while holding down the "c" key.

    Select the language you wish to use, and then choose "Disk Utility" from the menu bar.

    Your HD should appear in a panel on the left hand side of the window which opens. Select it and then click on the "repair disk" button in the right hand section of the window.

    Once this process has been completed restart your computer and repair permissions directly from Disk Utility.


    If Disk Utility is unable to complete the repair, you will need to use a stronger 3rd party utility like DiskWarrior, Techtool PRO (not Deluxe) or Drive Genius.











    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Original MBP (2/2008)


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