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I use SyncTogether to keep my iMac and MacBook (both Leopard) in sync. I usually sync iCal, Address Book, bookmarks, notes and Dock items. Several days ago, however, I started to notice a very annoying issue with my iMac's Dock: some items started to move around on the Dock, or completely disappeared from it. Even if I placed the vanished items back on the Dock and selected Keep in Dock, they vanished after a while.

I can't remember what was I doing when it started, but yesterday, the problem replicated itself to the MacBook. Other accounts were working normally, but not mine. I deleted the com.apple.dock.* files, but nothing changed. After using fsevent for a while, I noted some recent activities in ~/Library » Application Support » SyncServices » Local.

I decided to make a backup of that whole directory, and in a brute force way, I then deleted the content of the clientdata and DataReferences folders within that directory. After setting up my Docks again on both machines, everything has remained in place -- so far, the Dock is working perfectly on both Macs.

I'm not positive if this is related to SyncTogether, but I mention it because the solution was related to syncing. I think I synced Preferences, too, one time not so long ago, so maybe that was the origin of all these problems. In any event, I hope this helps someone who may be having the same issues.
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Solve a problem where Docked items move or vanish
Authored by: cibi3d on May 13, '08 12:43:05AM

As an additional note, make sure you have a backup for your iCal and AddressBook content, since I'm not sure how files deleted here can affect your next sync.



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Solve a problem where Docked items move or vanish
Authored by: cibi3d on May 13, '08 12:52:05AM
Well, I've just read this in a today post from Apple:

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1865

It is true that this solved my issue, but after read it... make it at your own risk then ;).

Anyway, I've been fighting with syncing problems for a long time, and almost all my problems have been solved with a good backup and a bit of patience XD

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Solve a problem where Docked items move or vanish
Authored by: msbarsness on May 14, '08 10:37:32AM

We are also experiencing vanishing doc items. specifically, mail. it has moved horizontally and dissappeared completely. we are not using any third party software.



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