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This article was published on November 10, 2009

    Apple Fixes The “Delete All Your Data” Bug In OS X 10.6

    Apple Fixes The “Delete All Your Data” Bug In OS X 10.6
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    snowleopardcub2Remember that Snow Leopard bug that caused a users data to be deleted when they logged into, and then out of a guest account? Good news, Apple has fixed it.

    In a new 473 megabyte update, Apple has fixed a wide number of things in its popular operating system. If you are running OS X 10.6, we recommend that you download the patch right away. You can find the file here.

    General operating system fixes provided for:

    • an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account [TNW: They listed it first, how kind.]
    • an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
    • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
    • the reliability of menu extras
    • an issue in Dictionary when using Hebrew as the primary language
    • shutter-click sound effect when taking a screenshot
    • an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture
    • an issue adding images to contacts in Address Book
    • an issue in Front Row that could cause sluggish or slow frame rates while watching videos
    • creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users
    • reliability and duration of VPN connections
    • general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
    • overall improvements to VoiceOver performance
    • this update addresses video playback and performance issues for iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers that may occur in some situations while AirPort is turned on

    Fonts fixes provided for:

    • an issue with font spacing
    • an issue in which some Fonts are missing
    • font duplication issues
    • an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly

    Graphics fixes provided for:

    • an issue when connecting monitors to DVI and Mini DisplayPort adapters
    • an issue in which the brightness setting may not be remembered on restart
    • addresses functionality with specific display models
    • general reliability and performance improvements when using some applications

    Mail fixes provided for:

    • a situation in which Mail’s unread count may not update properly as messages are read on another computer
    • an issue in which deleted RSS feeds may return
    • an issue in which Mail cannot preview or Quick Look attachments when composing a new message
    • an issue that can cause Address Book and/or Mail to stop responding when opened
    • an issue in which email messages received from an Exchange Server are not formatted correctly
    • an issue in which Mail reports “Account exceeded bandwidth limits” for some Gmail accounts

    MobileMe fixes provided for:

    • performance when accessing files from iDisk via the Finder and syncing iDisk files
    • an issue in which syncing iDisk files does not proceed beyond “checking items”
    • reliability and performance when syncing contacts, calendars, and bookmarks with MobileMe (syncing with iTunes and iSync are also improved)
    • an issue that prevents some users from logging into MobileMe via the MobileMe System Preference pane

    Network file systems fixes provided for:

    • compatibility with third-party AFP servers
    • file synchronization for portable home directories

    Printing and faxing fixes provided for:

    • automatic printer updates improvements
    • Print dialog allowing you to enter and send to more than one fax recipient

    Safari fixes provided for:

    • a graphics distortion issue in Safari Top Sites
    • Safari plug-in reliability