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    Missing .plist file

    Hi all

    I'm playing around with a mac 10.6 server to understand a litte about them. I'm having an issue with Server Admin not displaying anything. I've found an apple support discussion with similar problems giving the solution:

    "I finally talk to a support guy at Apple. First thought it was a license problem, but not. Basically I had to stop "Server Admin", remove the file Preferences/comp.apple.ServerAdmin.plist then restart "Server Admin". I got back the view of my server the way it is supposed to work. It looks like the file was probably corrupted somehow."

    Unfortunately, I cant find the comp.apple.ServerAdmin.plist file, help!!

    Cheers
    Paul

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    Looks like it's just a case of a simple typo on the discussion board - try searching for, and deleting com.apple.ServerAdmin.plist instead

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    Hi SC-UK

    I've tried that, but cant find any of the com.apple files. Do I need to enable hidden files or anything like that. (please remember I'm a relative noobie to Mac).

    BTW, I'm searching in "finder", "this mac", is this correct?

    Cheers

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    If you open finder and browse to Home/Library/Preferences/ it should be in there. If not, try MacintoshHD/Library/Preferences.

    Tom

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    You're a star. Why cant you search for it though?

    Paul

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    Also, when you've found and deleted the file, make sure you empty the trash before relaunching Server Admin. OSX has a useful, but often annoying, habit of knowing where files are that have been moved and deleted, and still trying to use them until they are properly gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    Tom

    You're a star. Why cant you search for it though?

    Paul
    To search for plist files you need to enable system files in Finder search. Type this into Terminal:

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    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
    killall Finder
    To turn system file finder searching back off again the command is simply:

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    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE
    killall Finder
    Tom

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    Many thanks, will keep this post for future reference. You were right about the trash bin as well!!

    Regards
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