Errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=impossible de trouver le raccourci indiqué.&errorcode=4

Errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=impossible de trouver le raccourci indiqué.&errorcode=4

Decoding and Troubleshooting “Shortcut Not Found” Errors in Cocoa Apps

Cocoa frameworks on macOS and iOS provide robust tools for developers building apps, but they can also throw cryptic file-related errors like “Impossible to find the specified shortcut.” Let’s demystify this error, its causes, and best fixes when your app can’t find an expected shortcut file.

Errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=impossible de trouver le raccourci indiqué.&errorcode=4

The Meaning of “Impossible to Find Specified Shortcut” This localized error message indicates your Cocoa app tried unsuccessfully to locate a specific shortcut or alias file on the OS. For example, in French it may appear as:

errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=impossible de trouver le raccourci indiqué.&errorcode=4

In Russian it appear as

errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=не удалось найти указанную быструю команду.&errorcode=4

In Danish it appear as

errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=kunne ikke finde den anførte genvej.&errorcode=4

In Spanish it appear as

errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=no se encontró el atajo especificado.&errorcode=4

In vietnamese it appear as

errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=không thể tìm thấy phím tắt được chỉ định.&errorcode=4

In Japanese it appear as


In Chinese it appear as


Some common translations include references to shortcut not found in Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese.

When and Why This Error Occurs

The “impossible to find shortcut” message arises when code attempts to improperly reference a missing alias file on the system. Some potential triggers include:

  • The app tries accessing a Shortcut or alias file that has been removed, renamed, moved, or otherwise altered.
  • There is an underlying bug in the way the app is coded, such that it points to an aliased file path that is invalid or does not exist.

NSCocoaErrorDomain and File Not Found Code

This error originates from the general Cocoa NSCocoaErrorDomain. Specifically, the error code 4 here indicates a “file not found” case.

Fixes and Prevention of Shortcut File Issues

If faced with the dreaded Cocoa shortcut error, developers can troubleshoot and avoid it by:

  • Double checking that any aliased files referenced in app code exist at the expected file system locations.
  • Properly recreating missing shortcuts or updating file paths if they have changed.
  • Validating file existence before attempting access during runtime to fail more gracefully.
  • Implementing robust error handling logic in app code to account for missing file scenarios that may occur.

Following best practices around path checking and accounting for file errors during Cocoa app testing can help identify and resolve these missing shortcut cases. Leveraging debuggers like Xcode’s is also useful for diagnosing file not found problems before they frustrate users.

Key Takeaways

While cryptic, “impossible to find shortcut” errors in Cocoa apps simply indicate an attempt to access a missing alias file on the OS. Confirming file paths referenced in code, properly recreating deleted shortcuts, implementing error handling logic, and testing error cases are some best practices for avoiding or mitigating these missing file issues.