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Help With Clean Install - Mac

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:53 pm
by Lorne.T
I've posted this in other thread re my resolve crashing before opening. I'm trying a clean install, not sure if it's connected, so wanted to ask the more general question, as far as Macs go.

I copied the details from the YT video I found on the forum and ran a terminal search, deleting the majority of files, but a couple still hang around, that can't be found when checking where they're meant to be.

/Users/lornethomson/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter/DaVinci Resolve Project Server_E1C53E8F-59D1-57CD-A620-54C466CAE65A.plist
/Users/lornethomson/Library/Application Support/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve
/Users/lornethomson/Library/Preferences/Blackmagic Design/DaVinci Resolve


A normal search also brings up two files - zero bytes "DaVinci Resolve" and "DaVinci Control Panels Set Up", both white with the top right corners turned. They just say application when I check their properties. Neither can be deleted.


Any idea how I get rid of the two files mentioned, and find the elusive other couple?

Re: Help With Clean Install - Mac

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:22 pm
by Lorne.T
Right! I got rid of the terminal files, but I still can't move the two from the normal search. Any ideas?

Re: Help With Clean Install - Mac

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:27 pm
by Lorne.T
This is the info, same for the other file


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Re: Help With Clean Install - Mac

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:28 pm
by Lorne.T
... and what the file looks like.

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Re: Help With Clean Install - Mac

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:53 pm
by Lorne.T
Finally got rid of them.

I went into advanced preferences in finder, clicking "show all filename extensions" and they vanished!

I was able to download Resolve again, so now have to sort out my settings, all over again.