Can you think of anything that may have contributed to this, KurtRMueller?
Originally Posted by KurtRMueller
Just to be sure, try using Spotlight to locate the plist just incase you missed it accidentally.
Have you another user account where you can test whether this is a specific User issue of a possible System Wide one?
If you have another account, you can try copying the missing .plist file over to your account?
Your User Account ~> Library ~> Cache
Locate these two files:
Relocate them to your Desktop, log out then back in again (or restart if you like) and check whether there is any change to your issue.
The two cache files on your desktop should have been recreated again and hopefully your System Preferences will be back to normal. Then it will be fine to deleted them from your Desktop ....