Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 4:28 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
Step 3 resolved the issue.
Out of curiosity, I put each item back one by one, relaunching each time. The culprit was an empty directory called "lock" in the Library/Safari directory with permissions:
Adding/Removing it made the difference between hang on launch vs launch.
Is the file used to prevent a safari race condition? Seems poor behavior to not have a time-out or some better response to this situation.
Regardless, I'm running again. Thanks for your help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 25, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to 78Andrew)
Is the file used to prevent a safari race condition?
I don't know. Never heard of it before. Maybe something to do with iCloud sync, if you use that.