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OSX settings won't save

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Babyboi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 4, 2011 9:47 PM

Hello all, i've been  going through an issue on my macbook pro that i can't seem to fix.

 

It started happening after i applied the 10.6.8 update. the issue is my settings from various applications won't save. for example: my trackpad settings in system prefs won't save (tap to click, dragging, secondary click)

itunes asks if i will accept license agreement on every startup, keychain won't update password, and things like that.

 

i read somewhere that i should repair disk permissions. i have done that and still have the same problem.

 

i'm not sure what's going on but would like some help on resolving the issue.

(**my macbook pro i'm using was a restored backup from my imac's time machine if this has to do with anything)

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,160 points)
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    Jul 4, 2011 9:54 PM (in response to Babyboi)

    In a Finder window, select the icon of your home folder in the sidebar and open the Info window. In the Sharing & Permissions section, make sure you have read/write access. Click the lock icon and authenticate, then from the action menu (gear icon), select "Apply to enclosed items." Close the Info window and try again.

  • KristyKL Calculating status...
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    Jul 5, 2011 6:27 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Thank you, thank you!! I was having the same problem, read your fix and it worked for me too -- you saved me a lot of blood, sweat and tears!

     

    I'm also having a problem where my Mac doesn't remember things -- like when I put something in the Dock it's gone after I do a restart. Do you have an ideas on that?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (108,160 points)
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    Jul 5, 2011 6:50 PM (in response to KristyKL)

    Move the file Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.db in your home folder to the Trash, log out, log back in, and empty the Trash.

  • KristyKL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 6, 2011 10:04 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    Yay – it worked! You did it again - many thanks for your help!

  • stronglikemusic Calculating status...
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    Jan 24, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to Linc Davis)

    THANK YOU!!! I had been struggling with this problem for a very long time and now it is finally resolved!

  • jaivj Calculating status...
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    Apr 22, 2012 9:52 AM (in response to Linc Davis)

    i have a funny problem - just upgraded to LION & each time i change any settings e.g. desktop background or track pad settings - post me restarting the machine all changes get "unsaved"....so when i read ur post i thought d same could be my issue...but then it is not letting me get added as a "name"

  • andreiask Calculating status...
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    Nov 4, 2013 1:20 PM (in response to Babyboi)

    Have some problemes with my macbook pro early 2011. My trackpad dont work as well . Frequently when i try to click the close button or somthing else it's "freezing". Its neccesary to click to another place and then work. What is the solve of my problem ? Sorry for my bad bad english

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