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PrefCheck is a utility to check your preference (.plist) files at the User and Root Levels. PrefCheck then displays the results of EVERY file checked in your default Text Editor.It also has the ability to turn off the Crash Submission window or automatically take you to the Crash Submisison Form.

What's New

Version 3.0:
  • Universal Binary.
  • Added CrashReport Killer features.
  • Minor interface improvements.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

*Previously available here

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Louisv Member IconReview+1
Louisv
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The link leads to a phishing site !

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Version 3.0
Philosopherdog Member IconComment+99
Philosopherdog
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Ahh. The developer's site is down. Any mirrors?

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Version 3.0
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Roro01
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What we really need is an application which detect preference files which are not associated with any application, i.e files of applications where we have deleted the applications but forgot to delete their preference files.

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Version 3.0
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Anonymous
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Checked and produced a report in seconds. Seems to work as described.

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Version 2.2.2
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Joe (Developer)
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I'm about to release another version of PrefCheck that has more features. It won't make the program more complicated, just more user friendly with a couple extra options. I'm trying to stay away from letting this little app getting too complicated.
There's a program written by a good developer called "Preferential Treatment" and it is full of features for people that want them. In fact he's helping me learn how to script! I'm not going to copy his program or even try to make mine similar to it. I think copying a persons program is just plain wrong!
If you want a simple app PrefCheck is for you, if you want a ton of features get Preferential Treatment. Or get both.
Best of all, they're both free!

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Version 2.1
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Anonymous
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Well, this program get right down n' dirty. Other pref checking apps I've used are much more complicated, so I like this.

One of my prefs reported an error, but I'm not sure what it means exactly. I'm sure future development on this will include additional features.

Nice start!

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Version 2.0
Joe Weaver (Developer)
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What was the error? Usually if a .plist file is corrupt it will say something like "not enough strings" or something.
Just delete it and relaunch the program. That will create a new .plist file.

Joe (Developer)
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Yes, future releases will include more features. But I am totally new to programming. I had never opened up XCode until I wrote this and I don't have any manuals or anything. So I'm just kinda learning!

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Anonymous
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I'm running 10.3.5. Does exactly what it says - very quickly too. I like that it gives your a list of every pref. checked in TextEdit. Would be nice if it were to point out which pref(s) was corrupted instead of having to look through the list in TextEdit. But, otherwise, not too shabby.

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Version 2.0
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Developer (Developer)
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Anyone tried my program yet???
I'd appreciate some feedback!!!

-Joe

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Version 2.0
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Details

Downloads 14,205
Version Downloads 9,109
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 29 Oct 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free