Mac HipChat desktop app: How to clear preferences
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Sometimes, issues arise which require that preferences and cached data are cleared. In order to do this follow the steps in the Resolution, below.
Clear all of your existing preferences and cached data, essentially making the next time you launch the Mac desktop app a "fresh" start.
- Close your Hipchat app
- Open Keychain Access (search for Keychain Access in Spotlight)
- Click the "login" keychain in the top pane of the left sidebar
- Click "passwords" in the bottom pane
- Search for "hipchat" using the search box in the upper right and remove any associated entries from the list
- Open Terminal (search for Terminal in Spotlight)
At the command prompt, enter the following commands:
defaults delete com.hipchat.HipChat rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.hipchat.HipChat.plist rm -rf ~/Library/HipChat/ rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/hipchat/ rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/com.hipchat.HipChat rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/HipChat rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/com.hipchat.HipChat/ rm -rf ~/Library/Saved\ Application\ State/com.hipchat.HipChat.savedState rm -rf ~/Library/WebKit/com.hipchat.HipChat
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