Lost Dock using Terminal

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Joleen28, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. Joleen28 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I subscribe to Mac Life and in the newest issue there is an article called 25 Top OS X Terminal Tips:

    http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/25_top_os_x_terminal_tips#comment-75253

    I attempted to do #14 Recently Used. I typed the command:

    defaults write com.apple.dock persistent-others -array-add '{ "tile-data" = { "list-type" = 1; }; "tile-type" = "recents-tile"; }'; killall Dock

    After I executed the command my Dock disappeared and my computer locked up. I turned my computer off and back on but my Dock is still gone and after about 2 mins my computer locks up again. Can someone please tell me how I can fix this?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    #2
    Reinstall OS X or restore your machine from a backup.
     
  3. beige matchbox macrumors 6502a

    beige matchbox

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    you could try moving ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist to the desktop and rebooting, while I don't know for sure about his file, macos tends to replace missing plist files
     
  4. calderone macrumors 68040

    calderone

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    #4
    That seems a bit... drastic....

    Remove the dock plist as recommended above, or type this in terminal:

    Code:
    defaults delete com.apple.dock persistent-others
    That blows out the left side of your dock which is where the recents stacks live.
     

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