Resolved Growl not showing any applications in pref

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  1. its, Aug 5, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011

    its macrumors newbie

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    I need to fix my Growl.

    Here's what happened.. Somehow while uninstalling Parallels, CleanmyMac poped up and deleted (what I think) some growl settings file

    so when i open growl -- applications its empty. totally empty..

    I don't know what files it deleted (didn't go into trash)

    I do have time machine backup..

    So.. I am not sure what files can I restore which will restore all growl settings back.. and shows the applications associated with it..

    or if there is a log file cleanmymac creates which shows what files did it clean up on last run or something.. can't find such file either..

    any help?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    Open and re-use applications that use Growl, like Twitter, Transmission, Skype and they should return to Growl application preferences.
     
  3. its thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope.. does not work.. still blank
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    Try trashing these and logging out

    ~/Library/Application Support/Growl/
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.Growl.GrowlHelperApp.plist

    note: "~/Library/" means your home Library folder which is hidden. Hold option and select Library from Finder's Go menu.
     
  5. its thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.. was looking for those locations.. just restored then and voila :)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    One app that I would not recommend, based on the number of complaints that have been posted in this forum and elsewhere, is CleanMyMac. As an example: CleanMyMac cleaned too much. App removal software doesn't do a thorough job of deleting files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this.

    The only effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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