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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Hi,

I followed all steps to setting the preferences, saving the preferences and quit SheepShaver and when i restart it and return to the preferences window, all the information that i enter are gone. :???:

Have you an idea why it don't save :?: what can i do to fix that :?:

I have MAC OS Sierra

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 am 
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One possibility is that permissions settings for your Home folder are not correct, thus preventing saving the file there.

Select your Home folder in the Finder, than press comand-I. The Finder Info panel on the folder will appear. At the bottom are the permissions settings. The top entry should read:

your short user name (Me) >>> Read & Write

When you (Me) cannot write to the folder, you cannot save the preferences

You can correct te permissions settings after unlocking them (clicking the lock at the bottom right corner in the Info panel and entering).


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:11 am 
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The permissions settings are already at Read & Write and are unlocked


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:23 am 
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What happens when you do this:

Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities/ and type at the prompt:
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open ~/.sheepshaver_prefs
followed by a return.

If a prefs file is present, it will open in your default text editor. Select all content, copy it and paste it here in your reply.
If no prefs file is present, you will get a message that there is no such file or directory.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:49 pm 
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I have this,

.sheepshaver_prefs does not exist.

Do you think it works if you send me settings preferences and i put it in place ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:59 pm 
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If SheepShaver does not save the file, you may not be able to save any file there. SheepShaver should save a basic prefs file at launch, even without you entering and saving settings in preferences.

To be sure the permissions are indeed correct, please type in Terminal at the prompt
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ls -do ~
followed by a return.

First part of the result should read
drwxr-xr-x@ xxxxxxx
where xxxxxxx is your short user name.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:15 pm 
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It's gave me

drwxr-xr-x 35 xxxxxxx 1190 12 mar 14:35 /Users/xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

i changed my info by x's


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Well, you seem to have write access. I honestly cannot think of anything that could prevent SheepShaver from saving the file in your Home folder.

Is there anything non-standard about your setup? Which SheepShaver build do you use? Where is SheepShaver located?

Also... 12 mar? That is 6 days ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:33 pm 
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I don't know if i have something non-standard.

I have the last version of SheepShaver 2.4.20140201. And it's on a folder on my desktop.

For the date, i don't know how to change it. I don't know what i have done to changed it to 12 mar 14:35
I don't remember what i have done at this time.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Some people manage to get their date and/or time settings mixed up by typing actual dates and times in System Preferences > Language & Region > Advanced > Dates / Times). Those panels are for setting date and time formats, not for setting date and time. Did you do anything like that?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Ronald,

The date reported by ls -do ~ is not the current time but (apparently) the time a change was last made in that folder. When I tried that command a few minutes ago, it returned the date 16 March - three days ago. Then I duplicated a file, and it gave me the time when I duplicated the file, not the current time.

So whatever is going on here has nothing to do with time and date.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:19 pm 
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I see, thanks. And sorry for the confusion. In my case I got what seemed to be the actual time, so I misinterpreted the meaning of the presented date. Must have done something in my Home folder immediately before executing the command.

What is left, is the peculiar failure by SheepShaver to save the prefs file. The only instances I heard of so far was when the user did not have write access to his/her own Home folder.


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