Having MS Word crash on your Mac?
Delete some preference files and see if that helps!
In your home directory, nuke this one: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/com.microsoft.Word.plist There are more plist files in: /Users/[username]/Library/Preferences/Microsoft Check them with this utility: plutil -s *.plist (or a whole home directory with this): plutil `find . -iname '[a-z]*.plist'` | grep -v OK | grep -v "regular file" uncompress (if binary format) and look at them: plutil -convert xml1 file.plist Another couple of files to delete are: OLE Registration Database 11 Office Registration Cache 11
another issue, this time Firefox
Sometimes this gets corrupted (not sure how yet)
but causes ff 3.5.2 to crash
Here is a link to look up submitted crash reports:
Short story, just append the crash id at the end:
find them in:
~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Crash Reports/submitted
Here is a great reference for plutil (aside from a badly written man page):
More on corruption of MS Office preference files:
Wow, nice find here:
More info on file creation date confusion on OS X here:
Best write up yet - as to why MS cranks out poo!