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If you are using OS X Lion than you already know what is Launchpad, application launcher that can easily find and launch any applications on your Mac PC, regardless of where they are installed. Using launchpad you can easily delete/remove your apps that you have installed using the Mac App Store and vice verse you can arrange them as well. All you need to do is just click and hold the remove icon, just like what you do on the Springboard interface of an iOS device(iPhone).

What about the apps you downloaded from some other websites, it could be an issue on the Launchpad that for any third-party apps installation. Meanwhile, the database that Launchpad uses can get corrupted, and there is a possible way that you may find links to Dead apps that are no longer installed on your system, or missing apps that you know are still alive on your Mac PC. But you can still solve the problem easily by following few steps below:

  1. First go to the Finder.
  2. Now Hold down the Option key and than click on the Go Menu.
  3. From the menu select Library.
  4. Search for the Application Support folder and click to Open it.
  5. Than find the Doc folder and click to Open it.
  6. Now locate files ending in (.db).
  7. Drag each of them to the Trash.
  8. Than Restart your Mac.( You can log out and log-in back, if you prefer)


When your Mac restart it self and start again, it will automatically rebuild the Launchpad database and repopulate it with an accurate count of the apps you have on your Mac.
Step 1:
reset launchpad mac
Step 2:
rebuild launchpad mac
Step 3:
fix launchpad mac
Step 4:
troubleshoot launchpad mac
Now everything will just fine, you have successfully rebuild your launchpad database, so you can start from the beginning and get a fresh listing of the apps on your Mac. If this help was not clear for you please let us know via comments.

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