I’ve been having trouble with my Mac Book Pro lately.  Namely, the dreaded SBBoD.

I’ve tried deleting files to make space.  I’ve tried using Onyx to delete logs and other junk.  I’ve tried using Disk Utility to repair permissions and check the S.M.A.R.T. status of my hard drive.  I’ve tried backing everything up, wiping the hard drive, and reinstalling.

Finally, I’ve tried the following.  First, I…

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
killall Finder

And then I…

rm username/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

And then I…

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
killall Finder

Now I’m about to close down everything and reboot.  Wish me luck.  If you don’t hear from me again, call the FBI.

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  • Well, as it turns out, my hard drive was about to fail and there wasn’t a single bit of digital wizardry I could conjure up to stop it. 15 minutes and 640gb of pristine new (uncorrupted) hard drive later, and my MBP is running circles around my brain pudding.

    As it should be.