Since April 2012, one user of my MacBook Pro can no longer load the Security & Privacy pane.
When I click the icon, a sheet drops down:
Translated from Chinese to English:
Cannot load System Preferences pane "Security & Privacy".
This is chaotic for me. Please: what has happened, and how can I fix it?
I also posted to Apple Support Communities:
Lion, Mac OS X 10.7 -> 10.7.1 -> 10.7.2 -> 10.7.3 (Build 11D50b).
I setup two users:
- zoomq — my own account
- wan — my wife's account, not often used by her
- zh-CN (PRC Chinese) (Mainland China, simplified characters) preferred for both users
- both are administrators
- install/uninstall software is all standard steps.
User zoomq can not load the pane.
Switch users, wan can open the pane without problem.
All other preference panes open and work fine.
When the problem occurs, nothing is logged. I have tried
tail -f and all kinds of /var/log .log files.
I have not touched many system files.
I try remove /Users/zoomq/Library/Preferences/com.apple.se*
com.apple.security.plist com.apple.security.revocation.plist com.apple.security.revocation.plist.lockfile
and rebooted, nothing changed.
$ ls /Library/Preferences/com.apple.se* com.apple.security.appsandbox.plist com.apple.security.plist com.apple.security.systemidentities.plist com.apple.servermgrd.plist
For wan, ~/Library/Preferences/ com.apple.security.* files are not present.