Sticky time zone

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Achasd, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Achasd macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009
    Anyone know why the time zone in the clock section of preferences would refuse to stay set? I set PDT and it reverts to GMT as soon as I close the window.
  2. tuinte macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    I've seen this issue before. Did you migrate from another machine? The solution is as follows:

    1. With Finder as the active application, click Go > Go to Folder...
    2. Type "etc" without the quotation marks, then click Go.
    3. Delete the folder localtime.
    4. Restart.

    The localtime folder is supposed to be a symlink (looks like an alias). I've seen a few instances, particularly after a migration, where the symlink has turned into a standard folder (for whatever reason). Deleting it and rebooting has the OS create the missing symlink. Problem solved.
  3. Achasd thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2009

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