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Final Cut Express HD V 3.5.1 Wont launch in Finder

by bspark2008 / October 19, 2008 1:06 PM PDT

I have been using FCE HD for many months now and all of a sudden for some reason it will not launch. It goes thru the launch cycle and briefly appears in the finder but then disappears. I have no idea why! I have a G5 running OSX V 10.4.11. I have tried deleting the FCE and reloading but the same thing happens. Is this one of those great updates that got loaded and screwed up my program? Anyone got any ideas???
My other programs launch and open but not my FCE. I would appreciate any help. Thanks.

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Repair Disk Permissions
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 19, 2008 11:25 PM PDT

It's a quick process that often achieves results.

Also, take a look at the Console logs. You will find Console in Applications > Utilities.
You should see a crash log and a log for FCE. It may give you a pointer as to what is wrong.

One of the most common causes of this problem is corrupt preferences. Deleting the application does not delete the preferences. You should find them in HD > Users > Yourname > Library > Preferences.
Just delete them, a new copy will be made when you launch FCE again.

Good Luck


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by bspark2008 / October 23, 2008 2:50 PM PDT

Thanks rock!! I was soooooo frustrated and you totally nailed it for me with the permissions repair. Thanks so much, I cant tell you how much stress you have relieved me of.


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(NT) Thank you, you're welcome
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 24, 2008 12:05 AM PDT
In reply to: MrMacFixit
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