System Preferences messed up

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by shakespeare, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. shakespeare macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Well, I was having a lot of system problems, so I did a reinstall. Shortly after I did, I noticed that my System Preferences were messed up (see the attached picture). I have an extra Internet pane, and I'm missing the Accounts pane.

    Do I have to reinstall again?

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  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    #2
    Try:
    • Quit out of System Preferences
    • Delete: ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.cache
    • Go to System Preferences and see if it's fixed.
     
  3. shakespeare thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. frescies macrumors regular

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    #4
    AHAH!

    MY preference pane looks IDENTICAL to yours! I think I will try that as well.

    Does it reset all of your system preferences? or just the panes?
     
  5. shakespeare thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    It didn't trash any of my preferences; it just took away the (corrupted) cache of what Preference Panes were installed on my system, and when it recreated that file, it did so correctly. The preferences themselves are stored elsewhere.
     

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