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dock icons reverting and unchangeabe

Posted on 2011-02-13
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Since last updating, my dock icons have taken on a life of their own.  If I add one, it disappears.  If I remove one, it comes back.  Any thoughts, experts?
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by:strung
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Try using Disk Utility to Repair Permissions.

If that doesn't work try running the Combo Updater version of 10.6.6 which often fixed screw-up caused by software update:  http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1349
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by:ImWorkingOnItNow
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I tried both suggestions.  Niether worked.
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by:strung
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Try moving /Users/yourname/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist to the desktop and restart. See if that makes a difference. The plist file may be corrrupted.
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by:mccrick
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is this happening in an administrative account? It sounds like a Standard acct or Parental controls. But try strung's idea first.
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by:ImWorkingOnItNow
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I tried Strung's solution before posing the question.  That just reset the dock.  The problem remained.  This is an administrative account.
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Is there any possibility that you have used a third party utility to lock the dock, like Deeper http://www.titanium.free.fr/index.php perhaps?

If not, Deeper, might unlock the dock for you, as would the terminal commands in the link in my earlier post.
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I tried unlocking the dock and that didn't solve it.

This turned out to be a MobileMe problem.  I had to reset the SyncServices folder via directions from http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1627.  I didn't have the doc syncing within MM, but it turns out the latest update messed with everything.

Thanks all for your help!

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Thanks again for your help.
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