All my preferences and dock are gone after restart!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by blitz817, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. blitz817 macrumors newbie

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    I really need some help. I have tiger OS X version: 10.4.11. I did a sofware update and was prompted to restart. I did and when it restarted all my apps on my dock are now gone and replaced with the default when I first got the machine. my wallpaper is still there and when I clicked the ichat app I got the setup prompt like when I first got the machine. I am really confused, help greatly appreciated!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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  3. blitz817 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didnt rename it as I dont even know where that is! I dont have a house icon next on te sidebar
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Look in your Users folder. /Macintosh HD/Users/

    How many users do you have on your machine? How many folders do you see in the Users folder?
     
  5. blitz817 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have only one user. I see 2 folders. One is a house icon with my name under it and the other is a folder called shared. for some reason though, i feel like i used to have a space in between my first name and my last but that isnt the case right now. I didnt type anything to change it though
     
  6. blitz817 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is there anything else that could have gone wrong?
     
  7. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    its not a big deal

    it just sounds like a bunch of .plist (preference files) got deleted or corrupt. Your system isnt in any danger just simply choose your preferences again. Its a mild inconvienence but thats the worst of it.
     

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