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How to fix a broken dock

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I tried everything to fix my dock which had missing Finder and Trash icons, no separator and no right-click function. I tried deleting the com.apple.dock.plist files, the killall Dock, the Candybar download…and still nothing worked. Well if this is your case, hopefully your worries will be over:

  1. Go to another mac and locate the following: Macintosh HD > System > Library > Core Services > Right click dock > Show Package Contents > Contents.
  2. Copy all the files and folders in the contents folder.
  3. Do step 1 again on you mac, and paste the contents contents over your files.
  4. Should be no need, but if no change, open Terminal and type killall Dock
  5. If problem still persists, find the following on another mac and replace it on yours : Macintosh HD > Library > Preferences > com.apple.dock.plist.
  6. Then type killall Dock in your terminal again.

If the problem still persists 1. Look for other solutions online or, 2. Wait for Snow Leopard 😛

Hope that helps 🙂

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Written by techran

June 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

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