I believe I followed the advice here: How do I permanently disable Notification Center in Mavericks?

Post upgrade to Yosemite, the Notification Center icon shows up in the menu bar, but clicking on it does nothing, as noted by this individual: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/142921/96853

  • Apple has a tendency to move (or rename) files in new OS version.Try locating the file using Terminal "mdfind com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist" to see where it is on 10.10
    – Ruskes
    Oct 21, 2014 at 21:08

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This in Terminal will show Notification Center again:

launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.notificationcenterui.plist
killall NotificationCenter

You will have to restart your Mac afterwards.

Reported to work in El Capitan (10.11.1) as well.

  • While we love your educated guesses, it is recommended to Try it your self and confirm or provide reference where that worked. This is to avoid people trying terminal commands with questionable outcome (protection). Note I did not vote down giving you a chance to respond.
    – Ruskes
    Oct 21, 2014 at 18:43
  • Alright, will temp delete and try it.
    – woff
    Oct 21, 2014 at 18:47
  • Verified & edited.
    – woff
    Oct 21, 2014 at 18:56
  • Unfortunately, this did not work for me. How did you test this exactly? My scenario is I disabled notifications pre-Yosemite and then upgraded, so it's not the same as just disabling/enabling on Yosemite.
    – Bowen
    Oct 21, 2014 at 20:25
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    Bugger. I missed the part about restarting the computer. Works now! Thanks!
    – Bowen
    Oct 21, 2014 at 22:14

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