2345 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2010 3:51 PM by gaffer01
Sounds like a corrupt LaunchServices database issue. Run this one-line command in the Terminal app (/Applications/Utilities/), copy & paste it, hit the return key, quit the Terminal, and restart.
*/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchS ervices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user*
Then, a bit stronger medicine. Download and install the 10.6.2 COMBO update, repair permissions, and restart. If still no go, reinstall Snow Leopard. If it works, then you've replaced the missing pieces. Run Software Update installing everything that pops up until there aren't any more, repair permissions, and restart.
Baltwo, thanks for your time.
Combo updater didn't work.
Reinstalling Snow Leopard seems like overkill to me and a very Windoze-style solution to what is really a minor glitch. I'd rather learn something by actually solving the problem rather than burying under a reinstall.
Message was edited by: Buadhai - Correct spelling error.
Then, have a nice leisurely time delving into the OS's innards trying to determine which of its components are corrupted or missing—there are only some two or three hundred thousand to deal with. Reinstalling the OS isn't overkill and should take less than 30 minutes. When finished, you'll have a pristine OS and can rule that out as part of your problem. However, your choice. I wouldn't suggest it if I knew of a simpler solution. Good computing.
I bought my first Mac in the Summer of 1984 after seeing one at the Byte show in Los Angeles. I've owned many since then. I have never had to reinstall the OS to fix something. I hate to break that longstanding record to fix a slight interface glitch.
However, I'll think about it. What sort of reinstall would only take 30 minutes?
I've just started to get this problem too. Tried repairing permissions and running maintenance too. Nothing currently works. I also have a quite a few folder icons missing and some general apps too. Also I noticed the the colon (:) in the clock keeps appearing and dissappearing, not blinking as the whole bar moves from left to right. Couple of forums mention a couple of plists that may need to be deleted. I don't have those to delete.
Hoping not to re-install but as mentioned before, may be the only way.