If you are a developer or an iOS user, you may have encountered the error message “errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=could not find the specified shortcut.&errorcode=4”. This error message can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you are not familiar with its meaning and how to fix it. In this article, we will take a closer look at this error message, what it means, and some potential solutions.
What is the “errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=could not find the specified shortcut.&errorcode=4” error?
The “errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=could not find the specified shortcut.&errorcode=4” error message is related to the Shortcuts app on iOS. Shortcuts allow users to automate tasks and create a workflow for them on their iOS device by adding a variety of predefined options that are displayed as cards. This error message is typically displayed when a user tries to open a shortcut that is no longer available or has been deleted.
The error message consists of three parts: “errordomain”, “errormessage”, and “errorcode”. The errordomain is “nscocoaerrordomain” which is an error domain belonging to Apple’s Cocoa frameworks. The erromessage is a string that describes the error in more detail. In this case, the error message is “could not find the specified shortcut.” Finally, “errorcode” is a numerical code that identifies the specific error. In this case, the error code is 4.
What causes the “errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=could not find the specified shortcut.&errorcode=4” error?
There are several reasons why you might encounter this error message. Here are some of the most common causes:
The shortcut has been deleted:
If the shortcut you are trying to open has been deleted, you will see this error message. Shortcuts can be deleted accidentally or intentionally and once they are gone, they cannot be accessed.
The shortcut is no longer available:
Sometimes, a shortcut may no longer be available because it has been removed from the source it was downloaded from. This could happen if the creator of the shortcut decides to remove it, or if the source is no longer available. Remember that shortcuts are free to download and use, but they are not created equal. Be aware of a shortcut’s performance before using it in an important document or presentation. Due to their ease of use and potential for harm, we take shortcuts with a grain of salt.
The shortcut is corrupted:
If the shortcut is corrupted, you may see this error message. Corrupted shortcuts can be caused by a variety of factors, including bugs in the Shortcuts app or an issue with the iOS device.
How to fix the “errordomain=nscocoaerrordomain&errormessage=could not find the specified shortcut.&errorcode=4” error?
If you encounter this error message, there are a few things you can try to fix the issue. Here are some potential solutions:
Check if the shortcut has been deleted:
The first thing you should do is check if the shortcut you are trying to open has been deleted. If it has, there is unfortunately no way to recover it. However, you can try recreating the shortcut or finding an alternative shortcut that performs a similar task.
Check if the shortcut is still available:
If the shortcut has not been deleted, but you still see the error message, check if the shortcut is still available. If the source it was downloaded from is no longer available, you will not be able to access the shortcut. You can try finding an alternative source for the shortcut, or again, creating a new shortcut to perform the same task.
Restart the Shortcuts app:
Sometimes, restarting the Shortcuts app can help resolve the issue.