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Console app osx 10.8.2 crashes at startup. Posted in alarm log, but it closes so fast that I do not have time to read it. What could be the reason? How to treat?

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You haven't given us much to go on. What is this console app that's crashing? How did you invoke it? If you start it from the shell, do you see any output to that shell window? –  Nicole Hamilton Feb 27 '13 at 19:04
    
Utility console.app. –  Vyacheslav Dezhnev Feb 27 '13 at 19:20
    
Well, that narrows it down. How many of those could there be? –  Nicole Hamilton Feb 27 '13 at 19:43
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@NicoleHamilton: uhm. Just one. Console.app lives in the Utilities folder on OS X and comes with the operating system. –  Dan-o Feb 27 '13 at 20:01
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I had to delete these files:

/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Console.LSSharedFileList.plist
/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Console.plist     
/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

After reboot, it was fine

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