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Final Cut Pro Fix for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Mac OS X Yosemite Many Mac users that are eager to upgrade to the latest Operating System from Apple are having some issues with Final Cut Pro. I did a video on how to fix the issue, but for some it worked and for others it didn't. A YouTuber named slackaxeable was nice to enough to try out what I recommended which was to update Final Cut Pro or re-installing it and re-installing worked out for him but with a catch. 10-17-2014 10-35-55 AM   It looks like you will need to completely remove your old version of Final Cut Pro to do a clean install from the Mac App Store. Here are the steps:

If you try to go into the App Store and see if Final Cut Pro has a new version [10.1.3] to push down to your machine you might get this: “No updates available” means that you would need to

Removing and Reinstalling Final Cut Pro X  in OS X Mavericks

  1. In Finder, choose Applications from the Go menu.
  2. Locate the Final Cut Pro application and drag it to the Trash.
  3. In Finder, hold down the Option key and choose Library from the Go menu.
  4. In the Library folder that opens, open the Application Support folder. Move the Final Cut Pro folder to the Trash.
  5. Return to the Library folder and open the Caches folder. Move the “com.apple.FinalCut” folder to the Trash.
  6. Return to the Library folder and open the Preferences folder. Move the following files to the Trash:




Reinstalling Final Cut Pro X

  1. Open the Mac App Store.
  2. Click the Purchases button in the Mac App Store toolbar.
  3. Sign in to the Mac App Store using the Apple ID you first used to purchase Final Cut Pro X.
  4. Look for Final Cut Pro X in the list of purchased applications in the App Store
  5. Click Install to download and install Final Cut Pro X.
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23 Comments on Final Cut Pro Fix for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

  1. I have an authorization code for FCPX that I’m currently running on 10.7.5, purchased a new iMac with yosemite and the app store prompts me to buy it. Is there a way to get just the .dmg file, install it, and unlock it with my authorization code?

  2. dumb advice bro. we need to fix the damn thing not buy it again!

  3. Yes I purchased it from the App store. But its still asking me for the same price I purchased it with. What do I do?

  4. i upgraded my os to os x yosemite. my final cut pro x
    is no longer working with a bad sign crossing the icon.
    and i went to app store update to see if i can update
    the final cut pro x and its not there to update. what
    do i do? plz help

  5. Hey I have aa pirated version of final cut pro X and tried your suggestion and got a message saying ”projects and events must be updated to work with this version of final cut pro.” and then if I click either Ignore OR ok the application unexpectedly quits….any ideas on what to do??

  6. MichelleLL1 // March 3, 2015 at 7:02 am // Reply

    and it always sais “Segmentation fault: 11 logout” what is it ?

  7. MichelleLL1 // March 3, 2015 at 6:58 am // Reply

    so i tried it with that terminal thing but everytime the final cut wants to start it goes to logout and then its gone again and that happens everytime.. and my problem was that I have yosemite and my final cut pro is 10.09 so what should I do ?

  8. Archit.26595@gmail.com // February 23, 2015 at 11:40 am // Reply

    dude but i downloaded the torrent file or final cut pro from and not from the app store..
    and i have like 4-5 projects on final cut pro and the fix in the video shows an error Final cut pro unexpectedly quit.
    help please

    • The torrent should be bandaid to get some people up and running for now. The permanent fix for this FCP issue is to get a legit copy of the software within the App Store.

  9. Thanks ! I don’t mind to pay, I just need to be sure that my projects will be there like the last time I left them. I can’t update officially a pirated version, can you please advise me all the steps to follow to finally access to my movies ? Thank you so much in advance

    • Your final cut pro projects are normally stored inside the Movie folder on your computer. That’s the default area, but if you moved the project file when you created a new project will need to backup that location. If you are using an FCP version, the new created libraries containers for projects.

  10. So basically if I have a pirated version of FCPX, update to Yosemite, all my projects are unusable and gone forever? There must be a solution, please help !!

  11. can we update final cut in the app store if the version is a pirated version…..??

  12. You say “Removing and Reinstalling Final Cut Pro X in OS X Mavericks” Does that mean I should do all this BEFORE upgrading to Yosemite?? Or does it matter? Im assuming most people ran into this issue after upgrading to Yosemite so removing and reinstalling in Yosemite will work? Please help. Don’t want to upgrade yet, just in case. Thank you for putting this out!!!

    • Great questions. But hard to answer because it’s hard to say if when upgrading to Yosemite breaks final cut because not everyone has the issue. I would say upgrade your final cut to the latest with all the patches the push out Yosemite to your machine. Please make sure you back up your machine and final cut pro project folders.

  13. What if I downloaded it without buying it, is there a fix for that?

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