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Issues seem to be user profile related - need help to fix!!!

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Peter D Cox Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
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Oct 31, 2007 3:56 AM
I have flagged a number of issues here: Firefox killed, Notes desktop hanging, Finder crashes, filesyncagent doesn't load, Word doesn't work ...
Have tried all suggestions including permissions fix, re-installing with archive etc etc.

In despair more than inspiration I thought I'd try another user (in this case an admin one) and guess what? No problems......

Firefox loads fine, word works. What to do now? Any suggestions ... please. Don't want to zapp my user, but can I export all my files and settings and then make a new onw ... or is there something simpler????
Cube, Ibook, Imac 17, iMac 20, MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), Convert from windoze so a boring prosletizer for Macs
  • scb Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
    You could move your files to the Shared folder, and pass them to another user. Importing Mail might be a little tricker.

    Try this first. Remove the User/Library?Preferences folder (you can put it back afterwords) to the desktop, and restart. If this fixes the problem, you can toss the new folder, move this one back, and with a little effort, probably determine the bad .plist file
    PB G4, Mac OS X (10.5), You can clone from any chip type to the same chip type, safely.
  • scb Level 5 Level 5 (5,380 points)
    Yes, you have to return them 10 at a time, and make sure you know which 10 (Alphabetical, top to bottom, always helps. Then, when you figure out which 10 contains it, decide if you'd mind losing all of them or not. You could isolate the specific one, by reinstalling half each time. Yes, you must logout each time.
    PB G4, Mac OS X (10.5), You can clone from any chip type to the same chip type, safely.

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