There’s a first time for everything. This is not one of those times.
Blame it on entropy or whatever. Things get messed up. Apple’s OS X is no exception.
In the last few months, I started getting this error a lot:
Except, it’s not true. I open Pro Tools nearly every day. The alert isn’t very important, but it was beginning to get annoying seeing this pop up every time I wanted to record.
So, a little googling and I found an answer on StackExchange. It involves using the command line on your Mac, which can be a bit scary if you’ve never done that before. But it’s a single command, so you should do just fine. Here’s the quick and dirty summary…
- Open the Terminal application (found in /Applications/Utilities/).
- Copy the following command (all of it… the whole long line) and paste it after the prompt.
- Hit the Enter/Return key.
- The process will begin. It may take a minute or two to finish. Do not quit the Terminal application while the command is running.
- Eventually the process will complete and another prompt will appear. Now you can quit the Terminal app.
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -all local,system,user
This command resets all of the first run warnings. So any application that requires that will be reset. So you should see the alert one more time for each of those applications and then it will go away for good.