Preferences are stored there:
Preferences are files. If these files have disappeared, you should suspect some hard disk problem.
Nothing else has changed so I think the HD is okay and it checks out with no problems.
I restored the folder from a backup but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I still dont have my preferences.
Any suggestions ?
Do you have this set?
ahh - no - it was on common for all users. Changed it to independant and now all is back to normal !