Most of the time the first step to troubleshoot an OSX application problem is to login to the Guest account and see if a problem persist. The reason for this - I presume - is that the
~/Library folder of the guest account does not contain any, possibly corrupt preference files.
Over the years of using my Mac my
~/Library folder has become cluttered with preference files and folders of applications. Some of these applications are no longer installed.
Is there a way to "start over"? Some way to delete all existing preferences, and then let the applications currently present populate it again when the application is started?
Application Support and
Preferences folder is full of old, irrelevant files.
I know I could do a fresh install, but then if I restore the user from Time Machine obviously the
~/Library is restored as well.