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Apple Error Message persistent under Mavericks : SafariDAVClient quit

Posted on 2014-01-25
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Hello Experts,

First, my system:

Model: iMac 21.5, Mid 2011
Processor  2.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory  4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics  AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
Software  Mac OS X Ver. 10.9.1 (Mavericks

Since moving to Mavericks and Safari 7, my iMac has been persistently throwing the following Error Message at me :"SafariDAVClient quit." [ Pls see attached clip]. It can occur when using Safari, but just as often when not using Safari! It seems to have no effect on my productivity,, nothing slows down, nothing crashes….mainly just a visual nuisance.Still, there must be something wrong.

Any suggestions?
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by:strung
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System Preferences > iCloud > untick Bookmark
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by:strung
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Alternatively, if you need bookmark synching:

- Quit Safari
 
- Turn off bookmark syncing in the iCloud System Preference pane (under the Apple Menu)
 
- Select the Finder, under the GO menu, select "Go to Folder..."
 
- Enter in "~/Library/ " (no quotes, first character is a tilde)
 
- Renamed the files "Bookmarks.plist" and "Bookmarks.sprt" to "Bookmarks-old.plist" and "Bookmark-old.sprt"
(.sprt appears to be a legacy file on my system not being used anymore, so you may not have it.)
 
- Go back into the Systems Preferences and turn on iCloud Bookmark settings
 
- Start Safari, give it some time to resync your bookmarks from the cloud.
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by:jbm4
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strung,

Thanks for all that. However, I've posted  a second question here today that complicates things, here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Apple/Operating_Systems/Q_28348264.html - my iCloud Pref Pane won't open up!

Any other ideas?
WT
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With Safari open, find this folder and drag it to desktop :

User/library/Preferences/com.apple.iCloudHelper.

Quit Safari. Attempt to open iCloudPreferences again. If it opens, de-select "Safari."

Launch Safari and problem is fixed, no more annoying "SafariDAVClient quit" Error!


Yay!

If all is OK, drag that isolated folder to Trash.
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by:jbm4
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Experts strangely gave little response to my questions, so I found answer on my own, surfing the web.
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