[X Newbies] Deleting Preferences

Randy B. Singer randy at macattorney.com
Sun Sep 14 12:56:48 PDT 2003

Birgit Rhoads said:

>I guess if it works for IE would it work for Apple Help?  But which one do I
>trash:  help, helpui, helpviewer?

It doesn't hurt to trash preferences.  The system just recreates them.

It might be easier to use Dragster to reset your preferences.:


Or, if you want to test and see if the problem is being caused by a 
corrupted user preferences file before you do anything else, you can 
create a new user on your system, log out and back in as the new user, 
and see if the problem has gone away.  If it has, the problem was indeed 
a corrupted user preferences file.

For how to do this, see:

Item # 6

Randy B. Singer
Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions)

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