Crazy iTunes and QuickTime X plist files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by devburke, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. devburke Guest

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    Oct 16, 2008
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    I've noticed recently that iTunes and QuickTime X seem to be generating an ever-lengthening list of crazy zero byte plist files in ~/Library/Preferences. They have names like “com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX.plist.SXyRKFY” and “com.apple.iTunes.plist.1CcfrdJ”. This is in addition to the normal files without the extension. They have a size of zero bytes and are empty when I open them in TextEdit. I deleted all of them a little while ago, with no apparent effect. I just checked and more have started taking their place. I guess it’s too bad I didn’t keep the original ones around, I could have checked to see if the oldest ones’ creation dates lined up with the release of iTunes 10 or anything.

    Does anybody else have these files?
     
  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    Feb 20, 2010
    #2
    Yeah I've seen 'em. Looks like a bug. (those are temp files which should be deleted by whatever program/script is creating them)
     

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