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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