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OS X :: How To Restore Deleted .plist Files


Last night in a desperate attempt to get some GBs back, I went crazy on Spring Cleaning and accidentally deleted all my .plist files... and considering I have tons of media editing software that I had arranged the preferences to ultimate perfection, I'm kinda upset.

How can i get them back?? I just redragged them from the trash to the Library/Preferences folder but they don't seem to be doing much there.


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