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Massimo Rosi
Spinning beach ball just after startup
on Nov 20, 2015 at 4:20:09 pm

Hi all, I had this problem before on FCPX 10.1.4. I hope upgrading could solve, but no.

I can start FCPX and after the splash screen there are about 3 secs standby and then beach ball starts to spin, so I have to force quit.

The problem is related to my user account as with another user works perfectly.

Things I tried:
- trashing prefs;
- trashing all files possibly related to FCPX;
- deleting current user keeping its home folder, then creating new one and make it use the old folder;
- deleting 10.2 and reinstalling 10.1.4;
- deleting 10.1.4 using FPS Remover;
- reinstalling OsX El Capitan on the existing installation;
- deleting libraries from Movie folder;
- deleting Motion Templates from the Movie folder;
- deleting Compressor and Motion;

So what should I do to make my user work?

Thank you

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Noah Kadner
Re: Spinning beach ball just after startup
on Nov 20, 2015 at 7:14:36 pm

Sometimes there is a conflict with another app on the system. Try creating a new user account and see if the problem still re-occurs.


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Craig Alan
Re: Spinning beach ball just after startup
on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:42:53 pm

I would clone my system to another drive. Wipe the drive clean. Do a fresh install or OS and then apps. Then instead of putting the ole user account back into the new install wholesale, drag the stuff you need into the right locations such as documents and so forth. For mail and and other library stuff its an easy google search to find out the files and where they are stored and drag them into the new set up. Its a bit of a pain but you'll have a clean system.

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