what happened to my sharing preferences??! HELP!!

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  1. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    I get this error when I try to open my Sharing Preferences......

    What's going on???
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Have you got a file named SharingPref.prefPane in your Preference Panes folder? :)
     
  3. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yep... it's in there....

    but the folder is locked... is that the problem?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You got another Mac you could get a fresh copy of this file from? Replacing it may help. :)
     
  5. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have another computer to copy it from.......

    what other options do I have?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can PM me your email address and I'll send through a copy. You running Tiger though?

    Oh, and it's about 4MB. :)
     
  7. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    nope... same thing...

    I still get that error...

    And I tried restarting as well....
     
  8. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    mad jew..... thanks for the help.... but it didn't work....

    anyone else have any other ideas??? PLEASE? :(
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, maybe try dragging com.apple.systempreferences.plist to the Desktop from your Preferences folder. :)
     
  10. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I did that.... nothing.. I still get the same error from the picture....
     
  11. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still having this problem, and I need to change my sharing prefs....

    I'm using a 20" Intel iMac running Tiger 10.4.6 ?? (The latest version)...
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Ahh, I didn't realise it was an Intel Mac. I emailed you a PPC version, sorry. I don't have an Intel version of SharingPref.prefPane but someone else might be able to email you a copy or you may even be able to find it on your OSX disks with Pacifist. Good luck. :)
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try downloading the big combo updater from the apple website for the latest version of OS X (i.e. 10.4.6) and running it over the top of your current install....
     
  14. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL.. yeah.. I shoulda been more specific in my original post on the system I was using.....

    Yeah, I'm gonna look through the disc that came with it... TY!! :)
     
  15. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.. I'm gonna try this also...

    But maybe it was this update that messed it up?? :confused:

    It worked fine before I ran this update...

    We'll see....... TY!! :)
     
  16. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope... nothing has worked..... and now, I deleted the whole application... now I don't have a sharing icon in my system prefs...

    can someone with an intel iMac upload their lil app to me? TIA!!
     
  17. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    At this point, I'd cut my losses and Archive and Install (by putting the system DVD in and selecting it as the startup disk from system preferences, and rebooting off it). You can select to keep all your applications and preference files (you'll be asked if you want to do this at some point in the process).
     
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    It would appear that your SharingPref.prefPane has somehow been replaced with a PowerPC version, possibly by a "rogue" installer. I'm not at home at the moment so I can't send you the correct file, but try extracting the file from your DVD or the latest updater, as mentioned above.
     
  19. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think that might've happened.. cause it was working before the 10.4.6 update...

    I'll PM you my email addy so that you can send me the lil app whenever you get a chance... and I'll try that... if it fails, then I'll just have to do what mkrishnan suggested... TIA!!
     
  20. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    I had the same problem when I first received my MacBook and installed Remote Desktop 2.2. That version must have replaced my Sharing preferences with a PPC version.

    Since it was a new machine I hadn't transferred my info over yet I just reinstalled and waited until Remote Desktop 3 which is a universal binary and works fine.

    Did you install Remote Desktop 2.x by any chance?
     
  21. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now that I think about it, I did install a version of RD.. not sure which, and I'm not at home right now to check.....

    Still haven't gotten an intel version, but I'm sure I will soon... :D
     
  22. maverick808 macrumors 65816

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    Thought it would be that. So if you can get hold of a copy of Remote Desktop 3 then it would definitely be worth installing that before doing a reinstall of your system. There's a good chance that the install of RD3 will again overwrite the Sharing Prefs... this time with the Intel version.
     
  23. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A big thanks to Nermal..... he gave me his sharing pref, I installed it into the folder and it worked!!

    thanks again!! :)
     

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