3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 1:12 AM by Luis Sequeira1
raphdag Level 1 (0 points)

Hello everybody,


I downloaded Final Cut Pro X, and at startup, the software freezes, showing "Restoring the window layout". I tried all the solutions indicated on the web, nothing works... (deleting preferences, deleting layout, using PreferecencesManger...)


Please help!


My computer is a Macbook Pro 15'' Mac Os 10.6.8


Thank you



Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 (18,615 points)

    Have you tried deleting the app and preferences and then downloading a new copy?


    If that doesn't work, try creating a new user account and operate FCP X from that.

  • Jakob Peterhänsel Level 3 (660 points)

    Well, this is one of those situationewhere deleting the preference file would actually be useful, because that is one of the things stored there - but you alreday did that...


    Are you still on 10.6? Your profile says so.. although it has to be 10.6.8 then.. as FCPX does not run on previous versions.


    Do you by any chance have a Window Manager or extension installed??

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 6 (9,540 points)

    In addition to trashing preferences, you could also try trashing the window layouts.


    Option-click on the Go menu in the Finder, choose Library; navigate inside the Library folder to Application Support and the Final Cut Pro. Now trash the Layouts folder.


    Start FCP  again. Hopefully, that may solve the problem.