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Resetting Preferences in Mac OS X

    Reset Application Preferences in Mac OS X 


    Applications crash inexplicably or do not open.
    Applications behave erratically.
    The Mac Dock does not look right and/or has question marks.

    Mac preferences become corrupt when home space is filled to capacity or computer shuts down improperly. Preferences must be reset in order to fully recover from this issue.

    Please contact us at 941-359-7633 to help you reset the preferences on the Mac platform.


    Updated: 10/13/2015

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