The old Preferences Files question....

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tonewheel, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

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    I'm running DrivePulse in the background of my Mac Pro. Every few days it returns a warning (harmless as it may be) for two preference files. The files are:

    "/Users/name/Library/Preferences/com.TegraUSA.Tailpiece.plist"
    and
    "/Users/name/Library/Preferences/com.roverbetter.couvade.plist"

    It reports that these pref files are corrupt. I drag them to the trash, yet whatever app is creating them recreates them and the cycle begins all over. I highly doubt they're harmful, rather I am simply curious as to what they are. Any ideas?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    #2
    Stop using drivepulse and that will fix your problem.

    I'm not being coy, I don't think you need that level of attention on your hard drives. You don't need a utility that runs after few minutes to make sure to monitor the health of the HD
     
  3. Tonewheel thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good post... that made me laugh. :)
    Can't really argue with that, I suppose.

    But... any idea which app generates those pref files? Searches turn up zilch...just curious.
     

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