I accidentally deleted my Webkit file D:

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mode, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. mode macrumors member

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    Hey there guys,
    I'm typing this in Firefox right now -- I was looking on the web earlier for a way to remedy the "localized string not found" message showing up in my context menus in Safari, and someone had said that the way to do it was to reinstall Safari and delete the webkit file from the Webkit.framework folder in System files. So I deleted and reinstalled Safari, did that, and.. Well, now Safari and Software Update won't open. Doesn't Safari come with a new Webkit framework in the installer?

    Help. ):
     
  2. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    Never delete system files without knowing what you do! ;)

    That said, you might be able to find and extract it from a .pkg on the Mac OS X DVD.
     
  3. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, I know.. that was really stupid of me, but the person who wrote the tutorial out sounded like they knew what they were doing. I followed it step by step, and didn't get the same successful outcome that some others claimed they did.

    Is there some special program I need to extract individual files off of the Install disc, or can I just do it manually?
     
  4. Peace macrumors P6

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    You can do it manually but the odds are the version of Safari will be different than whats in 10.4.6 unless your system disks are 10.4.6
     
  5. solaris macrumors 6502a

    solaris

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    This might work.
    Copy WebKit.framework from the Mac OS X DVD to you /System/... folder.
    It is located in "/Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework/"

    It might not work because of different versions, but it is worth a try. :)
     
  6. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm actually running OS X 10.3.9 right now. I can't remember which 10.3 version the installer DVD is, but I'll go look for it.
     
  7. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    What the hell?

    I checked and ran a Find search on all three of my OS X 10.3 Install discs, and there's no WebKit.framework path in them anywhere!
     
  8. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I forget, can you download Safari for Panther on Apple's site?
     
  9. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't need a new Safari client, I need a replacement Webkit file.. and I'm not seeing it anywhere on my discs.

    But the latest available version off of Apple's ftp is 1.2, I think.
     
  10. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I think I'm just going to attempt an Archive and Install..
     
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    If you still need it, I might be able to zip up safari and email it to you...or is the webkit elsewhere? I can still give it a go if you want...I'm running 3.9

    Just PM me.
     
  12. mode thread starter macrumors member

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    Never mind guys, everything's working now. Thank you!
     
  13. orabiline5 macrumors newbie

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    when you did an archive and install did it delete your installed applications and folders or no
     

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