Thursday, April 15, 2004

Macintouch: fixing cache corruption

Mac OS X Panther (10.3.3)

Macon Shibut
Regarding Amir 'CG' Caspi's missing CD/DVD System Preference Pane icon [Apr. 14], this has indeed happened to others before. I had the same experience. By Googling around on the web, I found several references to it by others. The problem is a corrupted cache file. Quitting System Preference and deleting the file from the folder ~/Library/Caches will take care of it. I'm not sure how or if Caspi's using VirtualPC played in the matter.

Nigel Cartwright
Duplicate or missing preference panes are caused by cache corruption. To resolve this:

1. Quit System Preferences.
2. Trash the file in your Home > Library > Caches folder
3. Empty Trash

Launch System Preferences and all should be well.
OS X should include more cache cleanup in its regular maintenance scripts.

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