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  1. #1

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    Default HELP: Alternative way of deleting dock icons?

    Hi,

    I've put the hard drive of my fried iMac into an external case, and I'm going through and cleaning it up - I want to get rid of some dock icons that are on the iMac hard drive - is there another way of deleting icons from the dock, because I can't access the actual desktop on the hard drive...

    Cheers,

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    Install developer tools and open up ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist and manually remove the items.

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    I'm not sure if this will work, but you could try this:
    Assuming that you can navigate to the User folder on the external hard drive, you could try

    Users/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    Delete the com.apple.dock.plist file and I'm guessing that the Dock would default to it's original configuration.

    As I said, this is only a guess. I recommend that you make a copy of the com.apple.dock.plist file
    and keep it handy should you need to relace it.

    Oh, and I've had a quick look. There doesn't seem to be an easy way of actually editing the com.apple.dock.plist file to remove specific Dock icons.

    Except by installing Developer Tools. Thanks iSlayer
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    Thanks guys
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