System Preferences

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Drewmorgen, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. Drewmorgen macrumors newbie

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    PLEASE help me!

    I opened my system preferences today, and nothing is there except the 3rd party apps (other).

    I looked in my library, and all the files are still there- I just can't view the apps in the system preferences!

    I am running OS X 10.6.4

    PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. jbg232 macrumors 65816

    jbg232

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  3. Drewmorgen thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You tried it before it was suggested above, or after? If before, then what else have you tried that you're keeping a secret??
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Try moving ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist (where ~ denotes your Home folder) to your Desktop. Logout and login. Try System Preferences again.
     
  6. Drewmorgen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tired this too- didn't work...

    SO i ended up going into the Apple Store- They put my computer in safe mode and cleared out my settings- and everything worked!

    apparently there was a corrupt pref.
     
  7. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    I love Apple... things like this make me feel all warm inside. Knowing that you can just go there and they'll fix your computer is why I support Apple to begin with.
     
  8. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

    Hal Itosis

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    Most likely it was this:
    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.cache

    But perhaps also this:
    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.preferencepanes.searchindexcache
     

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