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How to correct corrupt System Preference plist files?

I have noticed that while navigating through system preferences I can make changes to my preferences eventhough the "lock" is activated. I ran Disk Warrior to repair permissions and check the disk. DiskWarrior's report says it has found corrupted System Preferences plist files. Is there any way to correct this myself being that Disk Warrior was unable to repair?

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Try the Tech Tools

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I tried Tech Tools and it wont repair it either.

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All else fails make sure you have good backups and do an archive and install.

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Hi Majesty, IIRC you can just delete the bad plist files and the OS will replace them when you reboot. You may have to redo your preferences after you reboot--I'm not sure. Good luck Ralph

Just in case please backup the plist before you delete it--its been a while since I've done this and my memory isn't as good as it once was. Ralph

If you want to get fancy there is a property list editor in the x-code tools. See you changed Avatars again. Ralph

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+, Thanks Rj, whats X-Code? Yeah, I like to switch them up every once in a while. LOL Please tell me more of this x-code!

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The x-code are programing tools that you can load from your operating system disk--I'll find a reference for you shortly. Ralph

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Just googled it, if its the same thing you speak of, it's a developers tool? Do u think a newbie like me can handle this software without wreaking havoc on my OS? LOL

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That's why I said if you want to get fancy--personally I stay away from them. To easy to get into trouble. Ralph

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Be careful and let me know how it comes out. Ralph

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