When I try to open the Terminal app in macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 I get the error:

The application "Terminal" can't be opened 

I tried to restart the system and updated the OS to the last version but didnt't work. I also tried to find the preferences and cache files for the Terminal app in /Library folder but couldn't find any.

Is there any solution to this problem?

EDIT: I've also realised that happens the same when trying to open the console: the application "Console" can't be opened

Also, if I see the systemlog I can see this error:

com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.Terminal.6980[3227]): Service could not initialize: 17G65: xpcproxy + 11476 [1524][B5FFE99F-CD7F-3AD0-8C3B-A06EF069275A]: 0xd

1 Answer 1


Try reinstalling the OS from Recovery.

Hold Cmd ⌘ R at the chimes.
This will not affect your user account or files, but re-lay a new OS over the existing one.

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