2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 12:47 PM by Frank Lowney
Frank Lowney Level 1 (105 points)

All of the automation actions and services that worked so well in Lion now fail silently under Mountain Lion.  As well, the Automator.app crashes on launch -- every time.  Has 10.8 killed MacOS X automation entirely or can I fix this?

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 12 TB Disk Space
  • red_menace Level 6 (15,125 points)

    You are going to have to be a lot more specific about what is failing - Automator works just fine on my machine.  Does it do the same thing in a new account?

  • Frank Lowney Level 1 (105 points)

    I was able to fix this problem by booting into the Recover disk and performing the following operations:


    1) Disk Utility: repair permissions (only a few permissions related to printing were off and fixed)

    2) Terminal: resetpassword and then reset my personal ACLs and permissions

    3) Attempted to startup in "safe" mode twice but that process took way longer than it should have so I powered down.


    After restarting normally, all was well again.  Not only did Automator launch properly but services that had previously failed (silently) were now operative.