A number of Mac users have been complaining about the recent Apple OS X 10.7.3 update and I’ve had a few complaints, too.
Like a lot of Mac users I updated the OS on all my Macs using Software Update. It usually works. This time, there were problems and they seem widespread enough for me to publish this fix:
Download and install the Apple OS X Lion 10.7.3 Client Combo update — right over your current, problematic Apple OS X 10.7.3.
In short, use the Client Combo update instead of Software Update and you should be fine.
To do this, download a copy of the Client Combo update from Apple’s servers and install it over your current installation of Mac OS X 10.7.3. If you haven’t updated to 10.7.3, remember to download the Client Combo update and use it instead of Software Update.
I performed this on two of my Macs and I immediately saw that it fixed problems I had when saving files using the saved file version features in Apple OS X Lion.
Prior to applying this fix I wasn’t able to save some of the images I had modified for this post and others I’ve been working on today.
The bottom line is this: if you have unexplained problems after using Software Update to update your Mac to Apple OS X 10.7.3, install the Combo Update and see if that resolves the issues you are having. If it doesn’t you have two other options: Contact AppleCare or visit your local Apple Store to see what your local Genius has to say about this.
So far Apple’s answers point in this direction. I’m keeping an eye out. Email me with your tips and fixes at DWMartin@anewdomain.net.
For Macjitsu at aNewDomain, I’m David W. Martin.