View Full Version : Empty Dock on startup

Jan 31, 2010, 07:37 AM
Hey all,

I'm a having a bit of a problem here.
Every time I start up my Mac (a Late 2008 MacBook White, running Mac OS X 10.6.2) and log in to my account, the custom part of my Dock is empty.
Everything I see is this:
The only way to get it back to what it was before the restart, is by dragging and dropping all apps and stacks to the Dock again. But when I restart my Mac again, for whatever reason, everything is gone, and I have to start dragging 'n dropping all over again.

Strange enough ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist seems to be fine. All apps and stacks are in there, just like expected. Replacing this file after restart with a backed up file from before the restart, and running `killall Dock` in Terminal after that, doesn't help: the Dock stays empty.
I have also tried repairing the Disk Permissions, but without success.

Does anyone have any idea what could cause this? And even more important, how I could fix it?

Many thanks in advance!