TinkerTool System specifications

What's new in version 2.4

This release adds a new emergency tool to TinkerTool System which can help to repair and troubleshoot Mac OS X installations even if the entire graphical user interface, or the user account of the system administrator are no longer operational. The new standalone utility adds the following features:

  • Verifying and repairing the startup disk before startup.
  • Verifying and repairing the system's folder for the storage of temporary objects.
  • Verifying and repairing specific permission settings of the code integrity checker of Mac OS X.
  • Verifying and resetting permission settings of operating system files, independent of the graphical user interface.
  • Performing an automatic quick check and repair procedure to ensure a sufficiently good state of the base operating system.
  • Deactivating corrupted preference files for a user account.
  • Deleting user-related Input Managers.
  • Deactivating and reactivating cache contents of a user account.
  • Deactivating and reactivating all preference settings of a user account.
  • Deactivating corrupted system preference files.
  • Deleting system-wide Input Managers.
  • Deactivating and reactivating the contents of system-wide caches.
  • Resetting network-managed preferences (MCX).
  • Removing third-party startup objects.
  • Cleaning the swap space.
  • Disabling automatic login.
  • Uninstalling the emergency tool, independent of the graphical user interface.
  • Added a new pane to install, update, or remove the emergency tool.
  • Added a new feature to inspect technical details of optical disks, like manufacturer, compliance with recording standards, or session layout.
  • The dialog sheet to propagate permissions will now remember the last set of permission categories selected by the user.
  • Small changes in the user interface.


  • Publisher Marcel Bresink Software-Systeme
  • Publisher web site http://www.bresink.com
  • Release date August 30, 2010
  • Date added August 29, 2010
  • Version 2.4


System requirements

  • Operating systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6
  • Additional requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.6

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