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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.
    I am on an iMac 10.6.4.

    When I restart the computer, things come back to when they were previously.

    For example, my dock has about 6 or 7 items, I take off 3 or so that I no longer want. After I restart, they come back.

    And help?

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.
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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.

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    Nope, I am on an admin account.

    Also, when i save settings in safari, they change back after a restart. I can't even delete saved passwords.

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.
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    What items are you removing from the Dock, and where are they exactly on the Dock?

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I'm a little confuses by this thread...... so, are these "items" login items?

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.

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    Sorry it's vague. I guess Applications would be a better word than "Items"

    Some of the applications are - "Pages", "Keynote", and a game called UrbanTerror.

    They are on the left side of the dock, not the side with the trash can if that's what you were wondering.

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.

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    Didn't work.

    And it's not just the dock that isn't "saving".

    For example, when I am in Finder, and I change the view from Icons to List, the next time I open Finder, it's back to Icons. And in Safari, when I untick save passwords/autofill, it is ticked again after a restart. Also, I can't delete saved passwords from Safari, I click remove all, and nothing happens.

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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.
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    I'm may be going out on a limb here but it could be a permission issue. I only suggest that since the pref files for Finder, Dock and Safari (amongst others) are all in the same folder: ~/Library/Preferences. If you go to your home directory > Library, right click Preferences and select Get Info, what does it say under Sharing & Permissions for your user? It should be "Read & Write".
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    Mac isn't "saving" when i restart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wess View Post
    Didn't work.
    when I am in Finder, and I change the view from Icons to List, the next time I open Finder, it's back to Icons.
    Well, that could be because "Always open in Icon View" is checked in Show View Options. I'm assuming you're referring to a specific folder, but the above would apply whenever the one you open has that checked, whether or not it was the last one closed.

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