The old Preferences Files question....

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

  1. Tonewheel macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2007
    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:


    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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

    Sep 28, 2007
    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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