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Authored by: Zo-1 on Nov 14, '05 02:38:55PM

I want to add to this old thread something I've learned by experience, it's Nov 05 now, since Tiger came out: Want to get up and running fast? Add a New User Account.

After many years of actually liking troubleshooting, am sad to say, it mostly doesn't pay, in Tiger (YMMV) if your time is worth anything.

Create a new account, move everything of yours to that account--except your User Preferences Folder, my sense is, why risk taking the problem with you since it's not a big deal to recreate them--and take over the computer again.

This is a very quick and clean approach, and if it doesn't help, Archive and Install is the next most efficient step. The point is to get running again. I used to care what the problem is. Now I've seen they never reoccur, for me--so I fiddle with things less, and get back to work.

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