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Apple's 'Preview' App Crashing

by peterpica / July 16, 2012 7:13 AM PDT

Running OS 10.7.5... my Preview app's going bonky on me.... keeps crashing, regardless of what kind of document I'm trying to open with it. I dumped preview prefs, rebuilt directory, repaired permissions, etc.

????

Thanks.

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Apple's 'Preview' App Crashing
by TonyMccallum / July 20, 2012 10:21 PM PDT

App crashes take place mostly because of the following reasons:

Hardware problems like camera or GPS services
Problems in internet connectivity like sudden connection failures
Memory issues: App trying to access memory location for which it does not have permissions
Trying to execute invalid or unauthorized instructions
Analytics and advertising systems used by developers can also cause malfunctions.

So it's clear that crashes happen due to a mixture of hardware and software related issues. As newer versions of an operating system are released, developers have a daunting task of testing their developed application on all versions before sending it in the market.

Best regards
Tony Mccallum

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by peterpica / July 21, 2012 12:15 AM PDT

I have another app (Phone Valet) that also stopped working, with a message about it was unable to access my database. I'd had that problem before and the publisher (Parliant) suggested that I reinstall OpenBase. I did this and voila! Everything started working fine again.

I'm not a techie, but what works is true!

Thanks for suggestions anyway.

Regards.

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