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Alfred crashes each time I try to access the clipboard manager. macOS 10.13.1, iMac 27" 5K late 2015. The gif is below. Alfred build:  3.5.1


It's only happened since the latest macOS update.



Edited by sydmalicious78
Needed more info and Alfred build number.
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6 hours ago, Andrew said:

@sydmalicious78 strange! Could you try deleting the clipboard database in the following location:


~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 3/Databases/clipboard.alfdb


It could be that the latest macOS update has corrupted the database.




Nope. That doesn't work either. Is there a way to send you some diagnostics data?

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I'm experiencing the same kind of problem.

- macOS 10.13
- 3.5.1 [883]

I've quit Alfred and deleted
~/Library/Application Support/Alfred 3/Databases/clipboard.alfdb

Problem still occurs as soon as I invoke first Alfred and then the Clipboard Viewer. Alfred crashes shortly after the Clipboard Viewer appears in the list of results.


Please let me know if my crashlog helps




Edited by srudersdorf
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full low level reindexing did the trick for me. Problem solved.
Thanks Andrew for your instant support. Very much appreciated!



This looks like an Apple API crash outside of Alfred's control which is taking Alfred out. The crash is in the metadata query API which Alfred uses to search for files and apps.

The first thing to try is doing a full low level reindex of your Mac. There is a shortcut for this in Alfred's Advanced preferences > "Rebuild macOS Metadata". Be sure to select the option to delete the /.Spotlight-V100 folder as this helps clear out any corruption or permissions issues.



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