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  #1904300 20-Nov-2017 08:31
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Thanks, I ran the Onyx software and it certainly cleaned out a lot of of unnecessary stuff. However the problem still remains. So I ran diagnostics, CPU load is around 5%, 4 mb of ram used and 4 mb available. Ran a full virus scan, nothing found. Then I had a thought, I have a second profile that I created for my wife (but she never uses). Logged in with that and snap, everything runs fine. So I suspect that I have a corrupted user profile? So what now, can I repair it or what should I do? Thanks in advance  for your help with this





Do a search for Applejack


Its a command line utility that you use when you boot into single user mode [command-s]


Used it for years without any problems, can do checks on system and user prefs among other things.



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  #1904306 20-Nov-2017 08:57
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If the issue is specific to one user account then I'd wager that any tests in single-user mode are going to be fruitless.


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  #1904308 20-Nov-2017 09:03
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If the issue is specific to one user account then I'd wager that any tests in single-user mode are going to be fruitless.





You point Applejack to a user directory, it then (I presume) does a check of the prefs files xml for errors.


As I said, I have used Applejack for years.


I have had machine that would not boot into any account fixed as well as corrupted user accounts made useable again.


Although it is a command line App, once it is running it does have a old fashioned "menu" system.

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  #1904319 20-Nov-2017 09:29
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If your corrupt Profile is just a Guest Profile and NOT an Administrator Profile you can delete it. See here: macOS Sierra: Delete a user or group


also have a read of this article : 5 Potenetial Solutions to Fix a Corrupt User Account in OS X







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