Deleted System Prefs

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  1. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    I have a major problem. I was using clean app to delete some old programs, and it deleted something to do with the system prefs. It just shows a question mark over the icon. What do I do??? Can i just install that program?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Stay away from cleaning apps. Does reinstalling the relevant OS combo update help? :)
     
  3. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Try installing it off the install disks. I'm not sure how good your chances are, though. You might be able to pull it off another intel-based mac.
     
  5. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would it just be a complete reinstall? Wiping out everything?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just download and reinstall this. If that fails, I guess an Archive & Install would help. Back up your data although technically you shouldn't lose anything. :)
     
  7. insomniac321123 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much for your quick help. It turns out that there is not an archive and install option with the disks i had, but there is an option to upgrade and it worked like a charm.

    Again, thank you for the help!
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting. Glad it's all working for ya mate. :)
     

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