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I have OS X Yosemite v. 10.10.5. After an update about 6 weeks ago Pages started refusing to respond, then shutting down unexpectedly. Today Pages will not open at all. I get the error message that Pages has shut down, do I want to reopen or report but reopen doesn't work. Any suggestions??

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I'd try clearing the saved state files.

From Finder:

  • Cmd ⌘ N
  • Cmd ⌘ Shift ⇧ G
  • Copy/paste ~/Library/Saved Application State

Find the folder com.apple.iWork.Pages.savedState and delete the contents not the folder itself, as it's an alias.
That should give Pages a fresh start.

  • Still no luck, when you open pages it opens a series of documents (about 10) then crashes. – Margaret Mar 20 '16 at 16:55
  • Clearing the saved state should prevent that - what's in the saved state, amongst other things, is the current open file list. I've tested & it works here. Sure you got everything when you cleared it? – Tetsujin Mar 20 '16 at 17:07

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