Rogue Preference Folder May Cause QuarkXPress 7 to Crash in Snow Leopard

I found this useful post by “MalloryKevin” at Apple’s Support Forums:

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To all those with Quark 7.5 crashes on Snow Leopard, I think I’ve found a solution.

As the IT guy, I always experiment with new OSes and our current versions of software before I subject the rest of the company to it. So, I had Quark 7.5 running fine on my iMac with Snow Leopard 10.6.4, so I knew it would work.

But then I went to install a new Mac Mini computer for another user in our company. I used Migration Assistant to move everything across. Quark 7.5 crashed upon starting. Years ago we had been advised by Quark to make a Preference folder in the Quark folder, so I tried trashing those prefs, same problem. Then I opened Library/Preferences (not user library, the one at the Hard Drive level) and found another Quark Folder there. Trashed that, it now opens…
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He seems to have run across one of the reasons you don’t want to create a Preferences folder in the QuarkXPress application folder. For more information on that, see my previous post. You can read the complete discussion page here.