how do i delete all the cache files in my mac and how do i delete msn mess login name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by masta d cva, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Open Keychain Access (in your /Applications/Utilities/) and see if you cannot find their usernames there...
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    messenger wasnt in there, but thanks anyway
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Edit: Don't you have an internet password named messenger.hotmail.com?
     

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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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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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    Seasought

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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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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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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    Seasought

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    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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