Had to migrate User account to different Mac. OmniFocus will not open


#1

A logic board failure forced me to migrate (via Time Machine restore) to an older Mac (each on 10.10.1). All other programs seem OK, but OmniFocus will not run (double-click OmniFocus.app in Finder, or click Dock icon linked to same). When launched from the Dock, the icon bounces twice and then … nothing. No warning, no dialog, no window, nothing.

Am in the middle of a very large project (a few thousand Action Items in OmniFocus). Would like to get OmniFocus working on this machine ASAP.

Thx.


#2

Perhaps you could go back to your backup and restore the application folder again in case it is corrupt, or possibly download a fresh image from the web site and install it new.

It might be worth looking in the console (/Applications/Utilities/Console) to see if there are any error messages logged when it happens. You might also run Repair Permissions in Disk Utility. This quite often resolves strange issues with applications.


#3

Vramin — many thanks for the hints. Console reported a “173” error, which is traced back to an app being un-authorized by the App Store (I purchased OmniFocus through the App Store). A suggested solution was to delete the app, reboot, and re-download via the App Store. Done and done. OmniFocus launched, found my prefs file and my data file, and looks and runs as usual, afaict.

Cheers — you’ve make my day much better.

—Kirby.