Hi, my alfred resets its defaultsearch settings every time I reboot or quit/start him. I tried repairing the permissions and I even deleted the preferences files so they can be created from scratch. Also tried setting a sync folder and my Alfred.alfredpreferences file is synced and contains the right values: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"> <plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>showArchives</key> <true/> <key>showBookmarks</key> <true/> <key>showDocuments</key> <true/> <key>showImages</key> <true/> <key>showTextFiles</key> <true/> <key>showUserDefined</key> <array> <string>com.apple.disk-image-udif</string> <string>com.apple.generic-internet-location</string> </array> </dict> </plist> Is there something else I can try? I dont want to create a new user account (whichever way this helps, it should also be doable on the current account) and I know I am not the only one having this problem. Thanks guys edit: It seems after the reset, that alfred is not able to create the new preferences files in the directory: /Users/kuba/Library/Application Support/Alfred 2/Alfred.alfredpreferences/preferences altough it has the rights: drwxr-xr-x 2 kuba staff 68B Jul 2 08:50 . drwxr-xr-x 6 kuba staff 204B Jul 2 08:50 .. Curious thing is - one preference is persistent. The sync folder. And it synces whatever changes I make in the preferences to it. I am actually tempted to set the sync folder to the original preferences folder alfred uses, but I'm afraid I could break it edit2: I chmod -R 777 Alfred.alfredpreferences folder and rebooted. So far so good, preferences are kept so solved for me.