Empty Dock on startup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DouweM, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. DouweM macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    Hey all,

    I'm a having a bit of a problem here.
    Every time I start up my Mac (a Late 2008 MacBook White, running Mac OS X 10.6.2) and log in to my account, the custom part of my Dock is empty.
    Everything I see is this:
    The only way to get it back to what it was before the restart, is by dragging and dropping all apps and stacks to the Dock again. But when I restart my Mac again, for whatever reason, everything is gone, and I have to start dragging 'n dropping all over again.

    Strange enough ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist seems to be fine. All apps and stacks are in there, just like expected. Replacing this file after restart with a backed up file from before the restart, and running `killall Dock` in Terminal after that, doesn't help: the Dock stays empty.
    I have also tried repairing the Disk Permissions, but without success.

    Does anyone have any idea what could cause this? And even more important, how I could fix it?

    Many thanks in advance!

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