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SAFARI AND MAC MAIL WONT OPEN.

THERE WAS A POWER OUTAGE AND SINCE THEN   (MACBOOK 14" G4, OS LEOPARD.) WONT OPEN ANY MORE.  ANY SUGGESTIONS.  EVERYTHING ELSE WORKS.

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SORRY, BUT THE EMAIL IS ENTRAGE.   CANNOT OPEN BECAUSE OF MEMORY.  THE COMPUTER HAS PLENTY OF MENORY AND HD SPACE.

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I wonder if innocentdevil meant "rm -rf ~/library/caches "? That is where the caches are for safari and MS Office (also font caches). Good idea.

However, not everyone is a good candidate for typing potentially dangerous commands (like rm) and I would suggest the following instead, to do the same:

- Rebooting with the shift key down which will, among other things, do a disk repair (instead of fsck at the command line).
- just trash the Caches folder in the Library in your home directory and then reboot.

Also, font problems can sometimes cause this kind of error. Launch "Font Book", select all of your fonts and validate them (under the edit menu). Delete any bad fonts, but make a note of any fonts you have deleted. You may need to reinstall them (some are necessary).

I recommend against deleting any plists at this juncture and think the odds are against that being the problem.