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“The server may not exist or it is not operational at this time”

While descriptive of how things may look to the world as I move my gear into my new office, this blog entry is about an annoying error message on Mac OS X Tiger.

Cutting to the chase: You get this when Finder launches if it can’t get a route to the network server of the items in your

~/Library/Recent Servers

folder. Delete them, and you won’t have to hit Enter twenty times on login. Design note to Apple – don’t annoy the user when a backend task gets confused unless it’s critical.