|Jul 30, 2011, 01:13 PM||#1|
Need help reinstalling Safari 5.1 on Lion
I deleted Safari using AppDelete because I couldn't find/remove SafariOmniBar. (Yes, I know where to look. It isn't there.) How can I reinstall Safari 5.1 on a Macbook Pro running Lion? The apple website only has a Safari download for SL from what I have found. Checking for a software update doesn't do the trick either...
|Aug 3, 2011, 09:01 AM||#2|
Open the InstallESD.dmg inside the Lion installer app:
Install\ Mac\ OS\ X\ Lion.app/Contents/SharedSupport/InstallESD.dmg
Once mounted you can open the Safari installer package:
/Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages/Safari.pkg
|Aug 4, 2011, 12:34 AM||#3|
|Sep 19, 2011, 12:17 AM||#4|
You probably already found a solution, but to help other people with this problem, I want to show you how to get the installer app back. For some people (evidentally) the app remains in their applications folder. For me – like you probably – it didn't. To get it back, go to the Mac App Store, hold down the option key, and click the "Purchased" button. This should let you reinstall previously purchased apps into your applications folder. Then to get Safari back, just follow the directions above.
|Feb 29, 2012, 12:32 PM||#5|
|Mar 1, 2012, 02:49 AM||#6|
BUT - it is working now!!! This may work for you. Here is what I did:
1. I ran MacKeeper to clean everything I could - a free alternative that works well is Onyx (I really like Onyx except that it does not have antivirus protection)
2. Using Disk Utility run Verify Disk and then Repair
run Verifiy Disk Permissions and Repair
3. Delete Caches
your ox drive>Library>Caches
Yes, just erase ALL of the elements in Caches (I was nervous about this so I saved a copy - it was not necessary)
4. Do a PRAM reset
- Restart your computer, as it restarts hold down Command+R+Option+P - yep, hold down all 4 at once as it starts up and hold them down until the computer "chimes" a second time.
- just doing this helped my computer that would no longer shut down correctly, but I still had the Safari problem so we continue:
5. Just to be cautious it is always good to make sure that you have done a recent backup of everything - you ARE using time machine right?
6. Do the Lion Recovery but explained simply if you are like me and your computer was delivered with Lion installed and you have a functionning internet connection ....
- Restart your computer while holding down Command+R until the apple appears (Make sure that you are holding down these keys BEFORE it boots up)
- the Mac OS X Utilities box appears
- Choose your main hard drive (where your OS X is) and follow the instructions to reinstall Lion - very easy
7. Now wait .... I have a household Wifi connection and it listed that it would take more than 4 hours. I don't know exactly how long it took because I went to bed and let it work.
All of your data remains intact - including your Safari Bookmarks but I did export them to FireFox just to be safe - it was not necessary.
In the morning my computer is working ..... dare I say it? ...... I don't want to jinx myself ........perfectly!!
The first 4 steps may or may be necessary but it did help with some other problems and it just makes sense to have the computer as clean as possible before reinstalling your OS. (Thank you to RedRaven571 for the PRAM reset technique).
Hope this helps you.
Have a great day,
|Mar 1, 2012, 07:44 AM||#7|
These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.
Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.
Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.
anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
Five Mac maintenance myths
|Mar 1, 2012, 04:30 PM||#8|
BUT .... can you address the problem at the top of the thread? What to do?
|Mar 1, 2012, 07:21 PM||#9|
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