OSX settings won't save

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Babyboi, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Babyboi macrumors regular

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    Hello all, i've been going through an issue on my macbook pro that i can't seem to fix.

    It started happening after i applied the 10.6.8 update. the issue is my settings from various applications won't save. for example: my trackpad settings in system prefs won't save (tap to click, dragging, secondary click)
    itunes asks if i will accept license agreement on every startup, keychain won't update password, and things like that.

    i read somewhere that i should repair disk permissions. i have done that and still have the same problem.

    i'm not sure what's going on but would like some help on resolving the issue.
    (**my macbook pro i'm using was a restored backup from my imac's time machine if this has to do with anything)
     
  2. Sal Collaziano macrumors regular

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    Has anyone ever come up with a solution for this? I've had three 17" MBPs and 2 13" MBPs and both 13"s have this issue. I'd love to get it resolved...

     
  3. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Weird. Shot in the dark here. Try creating a new user account and see if the problems follow to the new user account.
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    If they don't it's most def a permissions issue. Most radical of which is a false ownership of folders/files. Disk Utility's permission repair may not fix ownership issues either, I'm afraid.
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    It won't fix user permissions because it has no way to know what the correct permissions are. Fix permissions scans system files and checks them against a list of files and their correct permissions.
     

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