Clearing iChat cache/temp data - possibly using terminal?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by orvn, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. orvn macrumors 6502

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    From time to time iChat doesn't clear out some temp data and encounters errors.

    Here's an example (I'm not really in another chat here)
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    Quitting iChat fully and starting it again does not resolve the issue. I need to logout of my account or restart my machine.

    I used to know a line of unix code that would clear the temp data for iChat specifically or something, but I lost it.

    Anyone know how to go about this?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Clearing iChat's cache can be done in the Finder. With iChat quit completely, navigate to ~/Library/Caches (where ~ is your home folder) and find a folder in there called com.apple.iChat. Delete it.

    Note for Lion users: The ~/Library folder is hidden by default, but it's easy to get to via the Go To Folder... command in the Finder.
     
  3. orvn thread starter macrumors 6502

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