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Question: Preference Panes missing in Home folder Library

The object being removal of Magic Mouse files , or what were -'Plists'- , pursuing a remedy for the continuing degradation in devices effectiveness .

Thank you , FRP .

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.1.x), I like it

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Mar 11, 2018 4:54 PM in response to Frederick Royce Perez In response to Frederick Royce Perez

To enter in system library , click on finder > Go > Computer > Macintosh HD > Library > preferences .

In system library a Mac user must not delete any .plist files as it can corrupt the operating system .

To enter in user library , click on finder > Go > hold option key > click on library > in preferences folder you will find variety of .plists .

Deleting the .plist for related application may or may not work , you have to only consult apple support and take views from them which plist are to be removed and in what circumstances .

Just an example if mail application is corrupted if you delete com.apple.mail.plist , possibilities are there mail data could be lost .

Deleting of plist is not a guaranteed solution that will normalise the corrupted application .

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Mar 11, 2018 6:26 AM in response to Frederick Royce Perez In response to Frederick Royce Perez

There are two other locations for Preference Panes

/System/Library/Preference Panes and /Library/Preference Panes

The items you are looking for may be in these folders and not ~/Library/Preference Panes which in mine is empty.

Mar 11, 2018 6:26 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 6:49 AM in response to Eau Rouge In response to Eau Rouge

I am currently loathe to delete something not identified as a 'Plist' . If the Preference pane I saw in System Library is the only mouse file , the idea of it being rewritten when it is deleted gives me a pause . It is the consequence that I don't wish to mess with the "System" just an applications file preferences .

I suspect the whole library was hidden , but I selected the View Option show home Library negating that .

Thank you , FRP .

Mar 11, 2018 6:49 AM

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Mar 11, 2018 4:54 PM in response to Frederick Royce Perez In response to Frederick Royce Perez

To enter in system library , click on finder > Go > Computer > Macintosh HD > Library > preferences .

In system library a Mac user must not delete any .plist files as it can corrupt the operating system .

To enter in user library , click on finder > Go > hold option key > click on library > in preferences folder you will find variety of .plists .

Deleting the .plist for related application may or may not work , you have to only consult apple support and take views from them which plist are to be removed and in what circumstances .

Just an example if mail application is corrupted if you delete com.apple.mail.plist , possibilities are there mail data could be lost .

Deleting of plist is not a guaranteed solution that will normalise the corrupted application .

Mar 11, 2018 4:54 PM

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