2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 3, 2013 12:24 PM by Linc Davis
Irylia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Dear community!


Everytime I change my network, I get failure popups caused by missing server connection. How can I turn these messages off?

I know the reason: at work I have lots of connections to different server and of course I don't have them at home.


It's boring to click up to 10 times at these error popups to close them.

Does anybody know how I can solve this issue?


THX in advance for your help!


Regards, Tina

MacBook Pro with Retina display, iOS 6.1.4
  • 1. Re: How can I turn off lots of failure popups when starting my mac?
    MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,610 points)

    Set up a separate Location for your home.  (You probably only have the default Automatic location at present). This can be done in System Preferences > Network.  Here is a KB article about network locations that may be helpful.

  • 2. Re: How can I turn off lots of failure popups when starting my mac?
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,740 points)

    Please take each of the following steps that you haven't already tried. Back up all data before making any changes.

    Step 1

    Boot in safe mode.

    Log in and see whether you still have the problem. If you don't, it's caused by one of your login items or a system modification that loads at startup or login. Ask if you need help identifying it. A common offender is "Adobe Synchronizer," which is a component of some Adobe products.

    Step 2


    Triple-click the line below to select it, then copy the text to the Clipboard (command-C):

    ~/Library/PDF Services

    In the Finder, select

    Go Go to Folder...

    from the menu bar, paste into the box that opens (command-V). You won't see what you pasted because a line break is included. Press return. A folder may open. If it does, move the contents to the Desktop, or to a new folder on the Desktop. Log out and log back in. Test. If there's no change, put the items you moved back where they were and continue.

    Step 3

    Open the folder


    as in Step 2 and move the following items in that folder to the Trash, if they exist:


    • com.apple.recentitems.plist
    • loginwindow.plist
    Log out and back in again, and test.
    Step 4
    Other possible causes are references in the iPhoto, iTunes, or iMovie library pointing to the server, and bookmarks in the Preview application.