I had synchronized my personal Facebook account on OS X Mountain Lion in System Preferences > Mail, Contacts & Calendars through the Facebook tab. I removed it and synchronized my official account on it, but I'm still getting notifications for the personal account.

How do I remove the personal account details permanently and stop the notifications?


I have upgraded my Mac to OS X Mavericks 10.9, but the problem exists on the upgraded OS X version too.


I have found another thing with my mac. This issue happens only for my official account. If i have synchronized any other accounts. It doesn't happen. Working fine. What may be the problem with this?

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    Did you check in Notification Center's Preference Pane? Isn't there a Facebook section after you activated the account? I don't write a full answer because I can't check at the moment, but I believe you can disable it there, and then create a new account.
    – mcdado
    Mar 12, 2014 at 8:47
  • your response to @mcdado is not clear. Facebook does appear in the notification center. Do you see it under System Preferences > Notifications? What do you mean by "not working"? Have you attempted to disable it?
    – njboot
    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:43
  • @njboot Can you get my question? Is it clear for you? If not let me know. I'll explain you clearly. Mar 17, 2014 at 7:19

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My suggestion would be to log out of the current Facebook account. Then go into your user's Library folder (holding down the alt / opt key while in the "Go" menu in Finder and you will see a new entry "Library"). In your Library folder enter the subfolder "Preferences" and delete these two files:

com.apple.accountsd.plist & com.apple.internetaccounts.plist (or just shove them over to the Desktop for testing)

Log out and back into the correct account and see if there are any notifications in Notification Center still listed. If yes, then download Onyx from http://www.titanium.free.fr/downloadonyx.php and let it do an automation where it clears all caches. When Onyx is done it will ask you to restart.

From here you should be good and there should be no trace of the original/old Facebook account. If however you notice anything still being left over, comment back with more information.


Find it under System Preferences > Internet Accounts. You can remove Facebook account from there.Internet Accounts on Mac

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    No use. Have you read my question fully? Mar 12, 2014 at 6:30
  • I did. I haven’t used Mountain Lion for a while and forget that is was in Mail, Contacts & Calendars section.What do you get if you open ~/Library/Internet Accounts/ with Finder/Terminal?
    – sayzlim
    Mar 12, 2014 at 10:03
  • I got only No such file or directory Mar 12, 2014 at 13:19
  • @praveen it shouldn’t happen if you’ve added your iCloud or Facebook account. Does that mean you don’t have any accounts currently signed in Internet Accounts section?
    – sayzlim
    Mar 12, 2014 at 13:51

If you don't want to mess with plist or any system configuration, just open Facebook in your browser, go to Settings -> Apps and remove permission for Mac OS X in there. It will not send to your Mac any notifications anymore.

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