Sticky time zone

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

  1. Achasd macrumors newbie

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    Jul 20, 2009
    #1
    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

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    Jun 17, 2008
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    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

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