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Preferential Treatment for Mac

Scans for corrupt preference files.

Free
In English
Version 1.1.8
4.1
Based on 6 user rates

Preferential Treatment overview

Preferential Treatment was built from a discussion at www.macintouch.com, this application will check your preference files (both in your user's preference folder and the system's preference folder) for corruption by using the "plutil" command line tool.

If it finds suspect files, it will list the files and allow you to reveal them in the Finder or move them to the trash. You may also double-click on a file in the found files table to open it in the application of your choice (you can designate the default application from the preferences). There is also an option to save the results of a scan to a text file.

What’s new in version 1.1.8

Version 1.1.8:
  • Fixed a minor Mac OS X 10.5 incompatibility that prevented the application from recognizing administrative user accounts.

Preferential Treatment for Mac

Free
In English
Version 1.1.8
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4.1

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info-293
info-293
Apr 21 2020
1.1.8
1.0
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Version: 1.1.8
Incompatible with later MacOS versions. Not a 64 bit app so any MacOS installation past 10.14 will not run it!
Anguka
Anguka
Aug 12 2010
1.1.8
0.0
Aug 12 2010
0.0
Version: 1.1.8
Has worked well for years, simple, straightforward and useful. Now under OS x 10.6.4 it will not accept me as administrator so I cannot access System prefs. Developer has been informed - I hope it can be fixed as there is nothing else similar in the field.
Guest
Guest
Mar 1 2009
1.1.8
0.0
Mar 1 2009
0.0
Version: 1.1.8
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.
François-Pellerin
François-Pellerin
Nov 7 2007
1.1.8
0.0
Nov 7 2007
0.0
Version: 1.1.8
Grat product! Thanks. The developper could write a ReadMeFirst file to tell the dummies like myself exactly what to do with the files included in the upgrade...
Doc-Renaud
Doc-Renaud
Oct 30 2006
1.1.7
0.0
Oct 30 2006
0.0
Version: 1.1.7
And you think you could live without stuffit expander installed ? Good luck :-)
info-293
info-293
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Apr 21 2020
1.0
Version: null
Dzdork
Dzdork
Sep 15 2015
4.5
Sep 15 2015
4.5
Version: null
Wolfak
Wolfak
Feb 25 2012
4.0
Feb 25 2012
4.0
Version: null
Sidetracked
Sidetracked
Aug 20 2006
5.0
Aug 20 2006
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2004
5.0
Oct 7 2004
5.0
Version: null
Guest
Guest
Mar 26 2004
5.0
Mar 26 2004
5.0
Version: null