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10.5.5 update broke my Finder


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I've just updated my PowerBook G4 from 10.5.4 to 10.5.5 and after the usual restart the only thing I have is my background image, my Dock and the far right stuff on my menu bar like my Airport icon, language flag and the clock. No icons on the desktop, no way to launch the Finder and browse through my hard drive... even the power button doesn't respond all the time so I have to press it for 4 sec. to turn it off.


The same story in Safe Boot mode too.... :censored2:


Any idea what went wrong and if I could make it work without reinstalling it? I don't have Time Machine enabled.


Thank you in advance!

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I've found the same problem and fixed it by doing the following steps:


1). Download this file: http://boxstr.com/files/3550397_erzx1/DAVKit.framework.zip

2). Run terminal (use spotlight if you don't have it on the dock, hit command-spacebar and type 'terminal' , enter)


<do the following commands in the terminal>


3). sudo -s (then enter your password)

4). cd /Users/(your username)/Downloads

5). unzip DAVKit.framework.zip

6). chown -R root:wheel DAVKit.framework

7). mv /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DAVKit.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DAVKit.framework.orig.10.5.5

8). mv ./DAVKit.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/


As soon as I did step 8, the finder window pops out, and all the non-working program can be launched (iCal, Mail).




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I'm told that it might just be a corrupt Finder prefs file.


Drop into single-user mode (by holding command+s after the startup chime)


launch into single user mode and enter these commands in order:


fsck -fy

mount -uw /

cd /Users/[user's short name]/Library/Preferences

rm com.apple.finder.plist


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