Continuous Connection Failed Error

On my iMac using Mac OS X (10.6.3), I kept getting this connection error:

There was an error connecting to the server “Server Name”. Check the server name or IP address, and then try again.

This started happening after opening a shared PDF file syncing comments form central server location. The problem is that I, not connected to my works server from home so It’s constantly fails to connect. Acrobat had something called Adobe Synchronizer running in my login items, and this seemed to continually try and reconnect to the shared drive. Once I removed that the problem went away.

If you have a connection error that’s not related to Acrobat, you may want to look under your pref folder:

grep your ~/Library/Preferences folder for references to the ghost server\share that was trying to be connected to at login. Thay may come back as

Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist
Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist
Preferences/loginwindow.plist

You could trash or rename all the above files and your problem most likely go away.
Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist
Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist
Preferences/loginwindow.plist

I trashed all the above (you may want to just rename them to be on the safe side) and the problem has gone.

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