Does Live Mesh crash your Mac? Here’s the fix

Last week’s Live Mesh Service Update fixed a number of problems, including one that crashed Macs shortly after startup (ooh, hate that!).  If you haven’t had the issue with your Mac, well it’s fixed now so you won’t have to bother with it.  If however you were experiencing the problem, there are a couple of steps you need to take to get back in good order, according to a post on the Live Mesh forums:

Our recent Live Mesh for Mac update addressed a few issues that caused the Live Mesh for Mac software to shut down shortly after launching. If you have not encountered these problems, the new release will prevent it from occurring. If, however, you’ve experienced this problem, you will need to make sure you have the updated software installed (version number 0.9.3821.962 or later) and complete the steps below to fully resolve the issue:

  1. Make sure that Live Mesh is not running on your Mac.
  2. Run the “CleanKeychain” tool. To do this, right-click the Live Mesh application, click Show Package Contents, open the Contents folder, then the Resources folder, and then double-click CleanKeychain.
  3. Open Finder and navigate to your Home folder. Open the Library Folder and then the Application Support folder. From the Application Support folder, move the “Live Mesh” folder to the Trash.
  4. Remove your Mac from your mesh.  To do this, go to and sign in. On the Devices page, select your Mac, then in the Options drop-down menu, click Remove device from Live Mesh.
  5. Run the new Live Mesh for Mac software on your Mac. Please note that you will have to sign in and add your Mac as a new device.
  6. Sync folders again with your Mac.

Operators are standing by over at the Live Mesh Forums, so if you have questions or problems, you can post them there.