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    Exclamation system deterioration
    left my computer on when left the house early in the morn, came back @ 2am, and my dock was full of question marks. what happen!?

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    Did you try and reboot?

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    yes Travis I did several times..

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    Are all the applications still there in the Applications folder?

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    system deterioration

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    I've lately kept my apps, in my Lace external HD. ..and now it won't even appear on desktop when I try to boot it up. Appreciate the replies, I have to hit the sack. can try more corresponds 2morrow..

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    Sounds more like the external drive may have gone south.

    Any apps that are on your dock and stored on the external will have question marks if it's not able to find them.

    Try shutting down - unplug the external - start back up - plug in the external.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr777 View Post
    I've lately kept my apps, in my Lace external HD.
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Sounds more like the external drive may have gone south.
    I agree. If the drive has died, OS X no longer knows about the existence of those applications which would explain the question marks.

    Why are you keeping applications on an external hard drive?
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