How do I remove a system process from loading every time I boot?

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  1. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

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    I'm trying to remove "WDNotifier" from ever loading when I boot.

    Can someone direct me where to do this?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You could check to see if it is under System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items.
     
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  4. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

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    I don't have a folder called "StartupItems" in my Library folder. I don't have LaunchDaemons either.

    Is there a "see hidden folders" box I need to check or something? haha.
     
  5. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Only one thing shows up there. MediaLink (which I bought recently). No luck there. :/
     
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    Have you looked into Macintosh HD > Library for a Startup Items folder or in Macintosh HD > Users > You > Library?
    It's in Macintosh HD > Library.

    Also to view hidden files and folders in Finder, open Terminal and paste the following:

    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder


    To hide those files again, replace TRUE with FALSE.
     
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    do a Finder search for "WDNotifier" with Filename clicked and System files included and right click and choose Open Enclosing Folder to see where it is.
     
  8. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You should have two Library folders. The first is just in Macintosh HD, the second will be in your own home folder (the same folder that your Documents, Music, Pictures, etc. folders are in). Check them both for those things first, it may be in the one you didn't look in :)
     
  9. jamesryanbell thread starter macrumors 68020

    jamesryanbell

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    This helped a lot. Thanks so much. :)
     

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