Some preference files transferred to clean install for no reason...

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by DavidMonteiro, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. DavidMonteiro, Jul 25, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

    DavidMonteiro macrumors newbie

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    I made a completely clean install of Yosemite. I installed it on a separate partition and the install went fine. However, some "preferences" have been transferred and I don't know why.


    I did not restore from Time Machine and I am positive this is a separate partition. I do not have Chrome installed at all, and the old Safari is gone, obviously.

    It doesn't affect the overall experience, but it bugs me. Is there any way to reset it or remove it? Thanks.
     
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

    w0lf

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    #2
    In terminal

    Code:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain user;killall Finder
     
  3. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Its accessing the apps in your other partition ;)
     
  4. DavidMonteiro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It worked, thank you!

    I also have to ask: Can you web search on the Spotlight search? I type (for example) "test" and it will not show like "Search Bing for 'test'".
     
  5. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    There is a good chance they will come back, unless you add your partition with mavericks on the settings/spotlight/confidentiality pane.
     
  6. georgegates5, Jul 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014

    georgegates5 macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue but can I know what does this command does?

    & also do I have to run this command in my mavericks partition as well?
     
  7. georgegates5 macrumors newbie

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    I would like to add after adding my main HD to yosemite spotlight privacy list, when i reboot back to my main hd , my main hd spotlight is now searching at yosemite hd and i can't seem to edit spotlight preference .it shows up as an error. help anyone?
     

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