Just did an erase & install and..

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    some prefrences were still intact. In system pref. under spotlight's privacy tab my external hdd's were already there. Also I install VLC and loaded up a movie which proceeded to resume where I last stopped it before the install. Not really a biggie but I thought all my previous settings should have been wiped out...:confused:
     
  2. Amdahl macrumors 65816

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    The spotlight exclusions might be stored on the external drives, but the VLC thing is interesting. Any other preferences that stuck around?
     
  3. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    How did you do the erase?

    If you did it using Disk Utility (on the Mac, not the Install DVD) then a lot of your preferences would be saved (mainly the System Preferences). The Leopard/Tiger Install DVD Disk Utility will do fully wipes and what not.

    But it is interesting that VLC kept those settings... I wonder... Is your movie on an external drive and any of your VLC files on that external drive?
     
  4. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    nothing that I've noticed yet

    Yup the movie is on an external drive. VLC was a new download and not an old copy I had so this really has me confuzzeled:eek:
     
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  6. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    no, never have that setup before
     

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