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How to manually edit defaults plist files in Mavericks

The new caching of preference settings in OS X Mavericks may frustrate some approaches to manual adjustment of program settings.

By November 26, 2013

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Lockfiles and other plist file subtypes in OS X Lion

If you browse through the user library in OS X Lion, you may see a number of .plist.lockfile files in your preferences folder. Here is what these and other plist subtypes are all about.

By August 17, 2011

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Multiple copies of the same .plist name in preferences folders

Applications in OS X save preferences to property list (.plist) files in various preferences folders; however, sometimes multiple copies of a specific plist file may accumulate in the same folder.

By February 16, 2011

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Not all plists are created equal: Be cautious with what you delete

Since preferences are recreated by applications upon launch, the recommendation to remove preference files is relatively harmless; however, do not misinterpret these recommendations to mean any plist may be treated this way safely.

By January 21, 2010

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How-To: locate plist files used for specific settings

Periodically, a problem may occur with a given system setting, or some application, and the common remedy of removing a seemingly obvious preferences "plist" file may not reset the setting. In OS X, plist files are simply ways of storing editable appli

By July 8, 2009

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More on .plist corruption: Applications other than host (owner) write to some .plist files

More on .plist corruption: Applications other than host (owner) write to some .plist files

By June 8, 2006

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iCal slowness/crashing cured with plist removal.

Some users have had issues with iCal slowing down and crashing. This behavior sometimes is also coupled with other strange behavior such as disappearing GUI controls.

By September 12, 2008

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Eliminating app crashes, freezes by checking plist files

Many application-based problems users experience seem to be stem from faulty .plist files.

By June 30, 2008

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Advice that worked: Archive and Install, trash haxies, kill .plists

Readers ask, we answer.

By January 9, 2008

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Problems using iPhone Remote? (Telekinesis) -- Delete .plist

Problems using iPhone Remote? (Telekinesis) -- Delete .plist

By July 12, 2007