Forum Question: Delete user preference files

Gary is it okay to delete all my user preference files in my user preference folder.

— Imacer

Comments: 4 Responses to “Delete user preference files”

    7/3/10 @ 7:31 am

    I wouldn’t do that. Some applications may have registration information stored there. Others may have trouble running as things are put there when you install. You’ll lose all your preferences for things like your browser, the Finder, etc.
    Is there some reason you want to do this? If so, what?

    7/4/10 @ 12:24 am

    I was just going through my home folder and wanted to clean it up. Get reed of all unnecessary files. No other reason.

      7/4/10 @ 7:45 am

      In that case I would leave the preferences folder alone. I would only delete a file there (or anywhere) if you knew exactly what it was, why you didn’t need it anymore, and how getting rid of it would affect things.

    7/6/10 @ 8:00 pm

    Thanks, Gary for the tip.

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