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Old Dec 28, 2005, 05:42 AM   #1
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how do i delete all the cache files in my mac and how do i delete msn mess login name

hi there. i have a lot of friends using my mac and they login to the new messenger and now all there user names are saved and i cant get rid of them. i have tried deleting msn messenger user cache but it didnt work. is there a way to delete all the caches on the computer without resetting the system? thanks
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 05:57 AM   #2
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Open Keychain Access (in your /Applications/Utilities/) and see if you cannot find their usernames there...
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 06:06 AM   #3
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Open Keychain Access (in your /Applications/Utilities/) and see if you cannot find their usernames there...
messenger wasnt in there, but thanks anyway
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Edit: Don't you have an internet password named messenger.hotmail.com?
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no just for safari aim skype and email. there are only 4 in there. nothing for msn messenger
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Old Dec 28, 2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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Ok. Let's try another way: Quit Messenger (make sure no Messenger or MessengerDaemon processes are running, using Activity Monitor), locate the file ~/Library/Preferences/Microsoft/com.microsoft.MessengerDaemon.plist (where ~/ is your home folder) and trash/rename/move that. Then restart Messenger.

Note that your own username will be wiped, too...
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You can also use Cache Out X. It clears out your browser's cache and can delete your log files (if you want). I use it for general system tidiness.
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 08:05 AM   #8
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Mitthrawnuruodo: That got it! Thanks

Seasought: Thanks for that, it was awesome to get rid of all the crap in my browsers, but unfortunately it did not kill the user login names in Messenger.

I am sure there must be a why to delete the names without having to delete that file Mitt said, but I sure as hell cant find it. But I'm happy because I did manage to get rid of them for now.


Thanks again for you help!
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Mitthrawnuruodo: That got it! Thanks

Seasought: Thanks for that, it was awesome to get rid of all the crap in my browsers, but unfortunately it did not kill the user login names in Messenger.

I am sure there must be a why to delete the names without having to delete that file Mitt said, but I sure as hell cant find it. But I'm happy because I did manage to get rid of them for now.


Thanks again for you help!
I'm glad things worked out for you. You could always automate the process by dropping those commands into a script file...and/or have it run everytime your machinei boots up.
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You can also go to Versiontracker and try Tiger Cache Cleaner.
Very handy little application.
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