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10.6: What to do if asked to find System Events.app Install
I just installed 10.6 over 10.5, and when I restarted the final time, a window came up right after login asking for me to locate system events.app.

I called Apple Support, and their advice was just to hit Cancel. The window doesn't come back on future reboots, but this does seem to happen once for each account on the machine.

Just wanted to share that it seems to be safe to cancel it.

[robg adds: I haven't seen this on any of the four Macs I've upgraded here; not sure what might trigger the event.]
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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: asmeurer on Aug 31, '09 08:29:31AM

It sounds like it might be an AppleScript that wants it, though it doesn't make sense that it would run at the login of every user.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: expanderz on Aug 31, '09 08:31:30AM

I have seen this too. I just dismissed it.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: chucky23 on Aug 31, '09 08:33:16AM

It indeed sounds like an AppleScript or application that wants access to assistive devices.

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You can navigate to the System Events app in the CoreServices folder inside the System Folder.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: jonjardine on Aug 31, '09 08:53:02AM
I had the same issue on my MacBook Pro (not my partner's MacBook) - I think it was because I had the app "Alarm Clock" installed on my MBP.

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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: vincentvw on Aug 31, '09 10:42:40PM

I also have alarm clock installed and got the pop-up once. I'm going to take a wild guess that that is it.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: samrhall on Aug 31, '09 08:59:13AM

You can find that file here:

/System/Library/CoreServices/System Events

Talking with Apple support, the best they could figure is that it was trying to launch the welcome video and set up process for clean installs, which is not supposed to happen on upgrades.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: BlaatMekker on Aug 31, '09 09:24:12AM

I had the same problem, no idea what needed it though.



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: Zaphod42 on Aug 31, '09 09:07:09PM

This came up for me too. I just went into core services and told it where it was...



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10.6:What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: rufous on Aug 31, '09 09:58:40AM

I had three windows pop up asking me for System Events.app. The application "Mood Blast" was responsible for at least one of them.



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10.6: What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: Nihad on Aug 31, '09 04:10:23PM

This happened to me too.
I thought it might have something with login items to do -- but wasn't sure.

I had , istat menus, growlhelperapp, iscrobbler, stattoo, ituneshelper in my login items.



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10.6: What to do if asked to find System Events.app
Authored by: Panjandrum on Sep 07, '09 06:00:56AM

Look in your Accounts preferences and in Login Items for your account. I found "system events" in there and removed it.



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