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My iMac, which I normally never shut down, preferring just

to put it to sleep... Show More
to put it to sleep when not in use, now refuses to go to sleep (I think - screen disappears then immediately re-appears.) Screen-saver works OK but I then do not know whether the computer is asleep or not. Looked up "putting to sleep" in spotlight, which tells me that a file is corrupted or missing. Can you help, please?
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Do you have the exact error message for the corrupt file?
Customer reply replied 3 years ago.

Spotlight says "You can't open ``"%@" because it may be damaged or incomplete". In the meantime, after a complete shutdown, I have been able to put computer to sleep in normal way.


After the restart, are you experiencing any issues with sleep mode? It is possible that there was a glitch in the software preventing it from working properly and the restart corrected the issue. Since you do not restart the computer often, it could have needed a reboot to correct the issue.