Edit: After half day, my wife’s Mac started having the same problem. I have then applied the solution that I found in the Apple
Mac Emergencies – How to Handle them?
Everyone knows that Mac operating system is steadier than Windows. There aren’t a lot of Mac users who get kernel panic while working on their systems, while Windows users keep witnessing the blue screen of terror.
Mac is more stable than Windows, but this doesn’t mean that nothing can go wrong with a Mac. Taking advice from CultofMac, we should be prepared for the worst. There are many times when apps behave in an odd way and go crashing. There is a lot of weird stuff that can happen with a Mac, and you might get the not-so-common Mac panic attack. For all such situations, we have Applejack.
Applejack operates from the command prompt and rescues your computer in a problem situation. But do not be scared of the ‘command line’ thing. It is an extremely easy command line app. It is built for ordinary people, and not geeks.
How does it help? Simply download the app and start the installer. It will do what needs to be done, and you don’t have to do anything. You just work normally until something goes wrong with your Mac.
Now you have to use it. Reboot your system in single user mode. It is easy. Just restart the system and press the Command + S keys. Now you won’t see the general OS X screen, but a command prompt with a black screen with white text.
Type ‘applejack’ and press the return key. This will display a list of simple commands, with an associated number. Press a, and applejack will become automatic. It will scan some scripts and will clean up any possible mess on the hard drive. It will repair corrupt files, tidy up the cache, and fix whatever needs fixing.
But take care to run Applejack only using single user mode, else it can do some serious damage as well. And the best thing is that this app is free. It can save a lot of important stuff from your computer.
Have you ever faced a difficult situation with your Mac? Get Applejack and let us know what you feel about it.
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