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Diagnosing Problems In Final Cut Pro 5

When troubleshooting issues that are caused by unusable preference files in Final Cut Pro 5, one thing that you can try is restoring FCP to the default settings. You can attain the default settings by deleting the FCP preference files, therefore resetting configurations such as scratch disk specifications, capture settings, window layouts, and so forth.

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Deleting the Final Cut Pro 5 preference files:

1. Close FCP, if it is open.

2. Click the Finder icon in the Dock.

3. From the Go menu, choose Go to Folder

4. Type: ~/Library/Preferences/ (The tilde"~" refers to your home directory

5. Choose Go.

6. Drag the file named "com.apple.FinalCutPro.plist" to the Trash.

7. Double-click the folder named"Final Cut Pro 5.1 Preferences" to the Trash.

8. Drag the file named "Final Cut Pro 5.) Preferences" to the Trash

9. Drag the file named " Final Cut Pro POA Cache" to the Trash

10. Open FCP and it should be reverted back to it's installed defaults!

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