Monday, June 4, 2012

Howto clean up OSX Launchpad's Apps

If you've got a lot of non-existent or deleted Apps showing in Mac OSX Snow Leopard or Mac OSX Lion's Launchpad, you can start afresh by delete the Launchpad database, and that will make it rebuild a new one.


  1. Navigate to ~/Library/Application Support/Dock
  2. Drag all the .db files to the trash
  3. Restart Dock
$ sudo killall Dock


Or, wholely from the command line


$  rm ~/Library/Application\ Support/Dock/*.db


and then kill the Dock


You may need to make your ~/Library folder visible first by doing


$ chflags nohidden ~/Library

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