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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 27 Jun 2017 12:00 #89025

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Im on SIERRA OSX 10.12.5 and I just bought a copy of FCPX 10.3.4 and after I installed it and opened it, it asked if I wanted to update my previous library folders to be compatible with the latest version so I did and it crashed.

I tried restarting and it keeps crashing. CRASHING AND CRASHING!

I tried removing all my old libraries from the "movies" folder to start from fresh and it STILL CRASHED on startup.
I tried holding option+command to start and using the "deleting preferences" to startup. STILL CRASHES!
I tried deleting the app and reinstalling. STILL CRASHES!
I see like 1 second of the WELCOME TO FCPX white screen then it CRASHES!

I'm super super frustrated and annoyed and I searched everywhere and I cant seem to find a fix for it.

Hope someone can guide me on this because I have a deadline to make. Thanks to APPLE & FREAKING FCPX.
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 27 Jun 2017 22:05 #89036

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changareth wrote:
Im on SIERRA OSX 10.12.5 and I just bought a copy of FCPX 10.3.4 and after I installed it and opened it, it asked if I wanted to update my previous library folders to be compatible with the latest version so I did and it crashed.....

How much free disk space do you have on each connected drive? What model of Mac do you have and what year?

Can you run Apple Diagnostics or Apple Hardware Test? support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 28 Jun 2017 21:39 #89081

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joema wrote:
changareth wrote:
Im on SIERRA OSX 10.12.5 and I just bought a copy of FCPX 10.3.4 and after I installed it and opened it, it asked if I wanted to update my previous library folders to be compatible with the latest version so I did and it crashed.....

How much free disk space do you have on each connected drive? What model of Mac do you have and what year?

Can you run Apple Diagnostics or Apple Hardware Test? support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731

I have over 300GB on my main Hard Drive which my FCPX is installed on and my external drive just around 10GB.

I'm using a Mac Mini (Late 2012) 2.6ghz i7 with 16gb of ram

I tried creating a new user account with admin access and running FCPX from fresh and it still crashes too..

My previous FCPX 10.2.x is running fine though.
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 30 Jun 2017 10:54 #89122

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changareth wrote:
....I have over 300GB on my main Hard Drive which my FCPX is installed on and my external drive just around 10GB.....

10GB free space is very low. If the drive is only 1TB that's 99% full. What size is this drive? Do you have any FCPX libraries or media on it? Can you try installing and launching FCPX with that drive disconnected?

If that doesn't help, you could totally remove FCPX and all traces using a tool like AppCleaner, then reinstall it: www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25276/appcleaner
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 30 Jun 2017 20:48 #89140

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For the pro apps I personally prefer the "FCS Remover" as it is made specifically for them, from Digital Rebellion (dot com, and free, also).

But I'm going to tell you it is lack of free space. Your drive is way too full. Clear space off of it, you'll be fine, I'm going to bet on that.
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 30 Jun 2017 22:06 #89141

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FCPX.guru wrote:
For the pro apps I personally prefer the "FCS Remover" as it is made specifically for them, from Digital Rebellion (dot com, and free, also).

But I'm going to tell you it is lack of free space. Your drive is way too full. Clear space off of it, you'll be fine, I'm going to bet on that.

but my library is not running on my external drive. everything is running on my internal drive which has over 300gb.
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 30 Jun 2017 23:00 #89143

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....but my library is not running on my external drive. everything is running on my internal drive which has over 300gb.

If that's the case it should be no problem to temporarily remove the other drive, reboot and try FCPX running only on the internal drive. If that still crashes, run Disk Utilities First Aid on your boot drive to ensure it has no obvious file system errors. After that (as FCPX.guru said) use the FCS Remover from Digital Rebellion to fully remove FCPX, reboot, reinstall FCPX and try to start FCPX.

If that still crashes run Apple Diagnostics: support.apple.com/en-us/HT202731
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FCPX 10.3.4 keeps crashing on my startup! 01 Jul 2017 04:12 #89148

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Disk Warrior is something I also run monthly.

First, Libraries should be on a fast external drive. If they're on your system drive, and get too large, they can bog down a system, regardless of free space.

So, exactly what PERCENTAGE of your system drive is free space at the moment?
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