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#6505 - 12/08/09 12:20 PM system prefs.
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.5.8
Yesterday I had to erase and restore (I goofed somewhere) and for some reason I'm not aware of, my system prefs would not open.
I need to boot up from my back up but obviously I can't.
Any ideas?
jaybass.
As I type this, my cursor is invisible also.

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#6506 - 12/08/09 01:08 PM Re: system prefs. [Re: jaybass]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: jaybass
Yesterday I had to erase and restore (I goofed somewhere)

Was that done using Time Machine... or how?

Originally Posted By: jaybass
and for some reason I'm not aware of, my system prefs would not open.

Which method are you using to open them (i can think of three), and what all *does* happen when you try it that way?

Does the same mode of failure occur if you open the /Applications folder and directly double-click on System Preferences.app?

Here are some caches & plists to trash:
~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.searchindexcache
~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.cache
~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist


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#6507 - 12/08/09 01:44 PM Re: system prefs. [Re: jaybass]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Quote:
I need to boot up from my back up but obviously I can't.
Have you tried starting up while pressing and holding Option? That should give you a choice of startup disks, hopefully including the backup.
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Jon

OS 10.14.5, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#6509 - 12/08/09 02:08 PM Re: system prefs. [Re: Hal Itosis]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
I don't use time machine, I prefer superduper.

The system preference icon wasn't there in apps...that was my problem.

Thanks for the advice on trashing those items you mention.

jaybass

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#6510 - 12/08/09 02:09 PM Re: system prefs. [Re: jchuzi]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
You are a lifesaver Jon.

It worked perfectly.

jaybass

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