I've been having this problem for a while now and it really starts to bother me. Every once in a while, a lot of my app icons go missing in the dock, launchpad, finder, cmd-tab switcher, just everywhere.
Obviously this is really annoying. I already tried a lot of stuff to solve it.
- I tried relaunching the Finder
- I tried relaunching the Dock (terminal: killall Dock)
- I tried clearing icon cache
The only way I can (temporarily) solve this by doing the following:
Reboot, now the icons have reloaded in finder and launchpad, dock icons are still missing
go to Library/preferences/com.apple.dock.plist & delete the file
open terminal: killall Dock
This way everything is fixed, but I have to rearrange my dock again since I removed the preferences file. It is only a temporary fix though, the issue keeps coming back and I always have to do this, which is very annoying.
Does anyone know what causes this? How could I solve it permanently? It’s really getting frustrating!
Thanks a lot!