Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· mralexlau

launchctl "nothing found to load"

When you get the error "nothing found to load" after running launchctl load. For example:

$ launchctl load ~/Library/LaunchAgents/org.virtualbox.vboxwebsrv.plist                                                
nothing found to load

First check to make sure the package isn't listed as disabled in the global overrides file:

If the package isn't listed in the overrides file, launchd documentation offers another file it may be located in.

First get your user id by running id on the command line:

$ id -u

Now use this id to find the file:
/var/db/launchd.db/ The override entry should be listed in this file.

In the example given above for virtualbox, you would remove these lines from that overrides.plist file: