iSync doesn’t open

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Dear Lazyweb:

iSync has decided to stop opening for me. Syncing from the iSync menu doesn’t work either.

iSync appears and disappears in the Dock before it even gets a chance to bounce. Nothing in the console, and it doesn’t fire up CrashReporter to send a report to Apple.

Trashing ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iSync.plist didn’t fix it.

Making it run under Rosetta didn’t fix it either.

I’m running OS X 10.5.2 and iSync.app 3.0 on a MacBook Pro (Core 2 Duo).

Halp?

9 thoughts on “iSync doesn’t open

  1. Hi Alexander,
    I have a comment screening policy set up here at Lost Entropy. First comment from someone who’s not commented before needs to be approved by me, after that they can post freely without approval. As I’ve now approved a post with your OpenID, you can now freely post here with that OpenID. :)

  2. Hi. The exact same thing happens to me. iSync 3.0.2 on OSX 10.5.4 on a Pb 12″. Did you find a solution?

  3. I had the same problem. iSync would bounce once at start-up and that would be all.

    Steps
    1. Apple support article mentioned above, both alternatives didn’t work.
    2. Trashing SyncServices (/System/Library/SyncServices) didn’t work. The folder was recreated after reboot.
    3. Navigated to the package content of iSync using the Finder and started /Applications/iSync.app/Contents/MacOS/iSync. This will first start a Terminal, which then launches iSync. This works.
    4. Somewhere else, I found the suggestions to copy iSync to the Desktop and then copy it back to Applications. Now iSync can be started the normal way, again.

  4. Wow, Roel’s solution worked for me too! That is so strange… Thanks to both of you, I was almost giving up iSync :)

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