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OS 10.4 - Folders in Dock Won't Open

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I have my home folder and application folder in my dock but for some reason I can't get them to open when I click on them. I can right click them and see a contextual menu of their contents but if I click open in the menu or just left click the dock icon nothing happens. The same thing goes for my Trash. I can right click the dock icon and empty it but I can't open it to see what's in the trash. If I logout the problem goes away when I log back in, but eventually it occurs again. Anyone know what's causing this?
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Regarding the Home/Application folders in your Dock, have you tried removing them and then adding them to the Dock to see if this changes anything?

Regarding your Trash problem, I haven't come across your exact issue before but this article might shine some light on how to fix things.
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These problems seem to be all related to the Dock plist.

Did you try trashing that file and then restarting? Might help. The path is this:

Macintosh HD -> Users -> your user account -> Library -> Preferences ->

Let us know how this goes.
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