Multiple Copies of Plists

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Dave Braine, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    #1
    Just been looking for a plist and notice that I have multiple copies of some. For example, I have 18 for com.apple.iApps.plist, 65 for com.apple.iTunes.plist and 105 for com.apple.quicktime.plist.

    The copies have .1HjHym5 or similar on the end.

    Anyone any ideas as why I have these extras?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    It is a bug in the way plist files are saved. You can read about it here.

    You can delete all the ones with the gibberish endings.
     
  3. Dave Braine thread starter macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Thanks for that. I was happy deleting the copies. Just wondered where they came from, so the link was interesting.
     

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