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File Sync error message: iDisk & Growl

by bobcarr1 / October 13, 2009 10:46 PM PDT

Since adding Growl 1.2 (no problem with earlier versions) I continually get a pop-up error message entitled "iDisk Error" that states "There is a problem syncing the file 'Growl.prefPane'. The destination (iDisk) does not support symlinks. Try compressing the file or folder first."

I went to the Growl forum for help and was told that Growl doesn't use symlinks and that therefore the problem must be with MacOSX and/or File Sync or some configuration on my system.

I'm using a late 2008 MacBook Pro, with max RAM and MacOSX 10.6.1.

I'd appreciate any help to fix the annoying error (and pop-up). My only alternative right now seems to be to uninstall Growl.

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Uninstall Growl
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 14, 2009 9:23 AM PDT

and if all works as expected, you have an argument, with evidence, about the actual cause of the problem.

OS X is not designed to work with Growl, rather, Growl is designed to work with OS X.

There's a difference

Good luck


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by bobcarr1 / October 15, 2009 2:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Uninstall Growl

That was my thought as well, but I wanted to get someone else in the community to say so.

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