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OSX Freezing when accessing Network Preferences

This usually happens, when some of the OSX settings become corrupted. OSX can regenerate new settings, which should resolve your problem. Follow the settings below:

  1. Open Finder
  2. Navigate to your harddrive
  3. Go to /Library/Prefences
  4. Drag SystemConfiguration folder to Trash
  5. Now openNetworkPreferences, the System Configuration folder should reappear and OSX should not freeze.

If the above doesn’t work then delete these files:

Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

Library/Preferences/com.apple.NetworkUtility.plist

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