How To Erase/Delete A Corrupted File

06 Dec 2012

Today I spoke with a customer who has Drive Genius 3 installed on his Mac. DrivePulse is a feature of Drive Genius 3 that monitors all attached hard drives on the Mac, and Drive Pulse was giving him a warning for a corrupted preference file on one of his hard drives. He identified that the error was on his startup drive but did not know what the next step was.

I worked with him in running a Verify Preferences through Drive Genius 3 on the startup drive. Verify Preferences identified the corrupted file and then you have the choice of selecting reveal in finder. This allows you to delete the corrupted file and after deletion you have to launch the associated application to replace the deleted file. This keeps your Mac from running into any issues due to a corrupted file or directory and keeps your Mac running effeciently.