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OS 10.5 - Finder Crash Loop (iLeopard)


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I recently installed a program called 'iLeopard' for my MacBook Pro. (This program unifies the UI of leopard to match the scroll bars and other facets of the iTunes interface. so it gets rid of aqua, gem-like UI bits)

So i installed it and then restarted my computer.

But when i logged in upon attempting to open ANY application from my dock, open ANY file on my desktop, or even DO ANYTHING (ex. run spotlight, open force quit menu, system preferences, empty trash..)

either the apps will NOT open, or the finder will start to loop and crash and open and crash and open and crash over and over.
The problem is i can't access any application or get into ANYTHING. So I am scared I will lose everything on my computer. Is there anything I can do?!

I know there is a solution using Terminal from CD Start up, but i don't how to execute it.
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are you able to open up safari?
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There's not a solution using terminal from the CD start up... I had to archive and reinstall when I encountered the same issue (implemented my own theme using Magnifique).

If you've got an apple store nearby, I recommend going there and being like, "yea I just need you guys to archive and install." Tell them what you did, how it was stupid and you repent, and then they should do it up. I mean, if you've got the discs you can do it yourself, but the store does it from an image on another mac so it goes a lot quicker... plus they will get you up to date with updates and crap from their own personal store server.
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are you able to open up safari?
If you are, just doing a 10.5 update download again may save you!
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I can barely move things and restart my mac.
If i try to open a folder or a application or simple execute spotlight, finder will crash and loop.

I've try different solutions:
Repair disk permissions (I notice that some permissions can't be repaired)
Repair Disk, everything is Ok.
Contact iLeopard responsible and no reply appear.
Search for similar problem with other users and no solution appear.
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LISTEN TO ME. The solution is an archive and install to rewrite the system files that you screwed up with your improvised GUI.

NO he cannot open apps, assuming this is what I am 99% sure it is. I tried when I got caught in the loop to use quicksilver to open apps also, still didn't work.

You need to archive and reinstall.
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And yet again, another reason to have an external bootable backup to be able to restore your system from.

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If I install Snow Leopard, keeping my files (Updating)..
I there a chance that this problems disappears?
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this is pretty much what I was suggesting by reinstalling 10.5 update, but if you have snow leopard, this should rewrite the corrupted files.
If you are able to backup what you have onto an external hard drive, still worth doing!
Just don't do a clean install until you know that it is rectified, and you can then back up again if it is, and then do a clean install if you wish.
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If I install Snow Leopard, keeping my files (Updating)..
I there a chance that this problems disappears?
There is a chance.

However, if your issue is being caused by some application you have installed that puts hooks (or it's own kexts) in the OS, there is also the chance that you could not even boot up to the desktop after the upgrade to SL.

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And yet again, another reason to have an external bootable backup to be able to restore your system from.
Or better yet. Don't download shady freeware. Here is a list of not so bright people saying they love it while at the same time reporting problems - also when you have the developer asking "ur,..what else is wrong", it is highly improbable that said freeware will ever remain in sync with Apple's sophisticated software updates.

This is a 20-60% of an IT guy's job depending on what company he/she works for, fixing a users computer when they shouldn't have been doing what they were doing in the first place.

I think the recommendation to go to your local Apple Genius bar is best regardless of whether they should help you or not. But I suppose that is a question of business ethics - after all apple.com promotes downloads that may or may not be friendly towards your computer. Downloads they didn't create and don't really testify as 'safe'.

What this is really all about, and a perfect example of, is that we are migrating (no pun intended ) towards an age of greater consumer responsibility and user competence. Whether that will work out or not, a wiser man/woman might know. But the idea will certainly help tell major manufactures what direction technology should go in order to move forward with confidence their stock won't drop with any major changes i.e. risk. Full circle I suppose.

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If I install Snow Leopard, keeping my files (Updating)..
I there a chance that this problems disappears?
That would guarantee your problem disappears, as it will rewrite the default system GUI files.

Also, I found this particular forum (mac-forums) is nowhere near as useful regarding this subject as say... The MacThemes Forum.

Considering that this is where the developers of said apps tend to reside, an at the very least people who are using the same products as you... I'd have begun asking for help there. You're lucky I was here though to tell you what happened. I just had the same problem in Leopard a few weeks before snow leopard released.
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