Stefan Ernst

Mac OS Leopard/Snow Leopard Fix for timezone settings that keep resetting to the defaults

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Timezone Settings

If you have ever suffered from the problem in Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 (Leopard/Snow Leopard) where no matter what you do your time zone settings keep resetting to the Cupertino defaults there might be an easy solution around.

This actually also seems to be quite a common issue when migrating from 10.4 (Tiger) to one of the newer versions on a different Mac.

In the finder, select Go -> Go to Folder... (or press Shift+CMD+G) and enter "/etc" as the path to go to like this:

Mac OS Finder: Go to folder /etc

Now, locate the item called "localtime". Depending on your scenario this could be either a folder, a file, or an alias.

Mac OS Finder: /etc/localtime

Delete it, empty your trash, Mac OS will recreate it as soon as needed.

Now open your Date & Time -> Time Zone preferences, set your time zone and this time it should actually be saved.

Good luck


Thanks for sharing your

Thanks for sharing your article. information will be helpful for me. however now I'm looking forward to the new application, the better.

Thank you for sharing this,

Thank you for sharing this, and that's the problem I'm having.

This tool is actually a

This tool is actually a useful tool for all of us join make the best conversion utility.

very good share, That is

very good share, That is important information.

although I have not had any

although I have not had any problems, but I think your share would be helpful to many people, thank you.

The trend of attaching

The trend of attaching attractive shoe clips is back again. You can easily find out varieties of shoes with designer shoe clips attached to them

I think your blog is really

I think your blog is really cool with all the interesting graphics too and of course the sensible entries. Thanks for this tips with MAC and I am sure a lot of Mac users out there would find this useful too. Anyway, what kind of site template is this that you use? Or I am guessing this is your original design?

Well good luck with your site and hope you can check out mine too that talks about trek road bikes. :)