system preferences gone

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by longey774, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. longey774 macrumors newbie

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    hey um...im kinda a total idiot atm lol i kinda accidenty dragged my system preferences from aplications to the trash an then emptied it :eek: an i cant work out how to get it back, how do i get it back???:rolleyes:
     
  2. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Here, try extracting this into your applications folder:
     

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  3. longey774 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you thank you thank you :D it works
    thanks for the file an your time :)
    im real idiot sometimes:rolleyes:
     
  4. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Hey no prob. I've deleted some of the folders in /System/Library/ - means bye bye computer. Anways, don't mention it - do you have an external? If so make a backup of your system via Carbon Copy Cloner or NetRestore.
     
  5. yahhhkayyahhh macrumors newbie

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    i need help

    hey i did the same thing, i tried to download that but it said it didnt fit my version? i need help i have a mac book pro, can somone send me it?

    need to fix my computer:p
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    If you could provide your Mac OS X version, it would be easier to give you the right version.

    Number 2 tells you your version:

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    The System preferences I attached are for Mac OS X 10.6.4.

    Btw, you can edit your posts via the [​IMG] button, or multi-quote posts via the [​IMG] button, as sequential posts are "against" the rules.

    Minor Problems

    6. Sequential posts.
    Combine your comments into one post rather than making many consecutive posts to a thread within a short period of time.



    Also have a look at the following links (if you haven't already), as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.


    Mac OS X Basics

    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

     

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  7. nice110 macrumors newbie

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    mac system

    hi i have a problem with my mac book air i did something wrong i made windows on my mac and i format all the HDD so i lost all the mac system now i need help to get it back i have the original CD os x but when i boot from the CD it's making restart all the time pleas any one can help
     
  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Does that mean you can't boot from the grey Restore DVD via holding down C or OPTION/ALT immediately after the startup sound?
    If you can, use Disk utility to erase the HDD following the guides below and reinstall Mac OS X on that newly formatted HDD. If that is successful and you want to install Windows, use Boot Camp Assistant ti create a new partition for Windows.
    Guide on how to use Disk Utility from the restore / installation DVD.
    Format Your Hard Drive Using Disk Utility
    Partition Your Hard Drive With Disk Utility

    If that doesn't work, have you tried any of these steps?

    Maybe creating a new thread might yield better results, as the topic of this thread has nothing to do with your problem.

     
  9. HarrisonLeney macrumors newbie

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    How can i get my system preferences back??

    Hi,
    I have a similar problem, I accidently deleted my system preferences and i really need it back :(
    Can you send me a attachment (or whatever its called :p) so i can get it back?
    My version is 10.5.8
    Thanks :)
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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    If you have your grey Restore DVD or a Retail DVD with 10.5 on it, you can use Pacifist to extract. I am on 10.6.7, thus I can't provide it.
     
  11. gboswellsac macrumors member

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  12. simsaladimbamba

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    Preview and its Annotation tools (open Applications / Preview and press CMD+SHIFT+A when you have an image open) can do that.

    Annotate PDFs with Apple’s Preview
    How to Annotate Images in Preview
     
  13. gboswellsac macrumors member

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  14. waltzj macrumors newbie

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    I deleted system preferences for my Model Identifier: MacBook4,1

    Can you help me with mine? I deleted the system preferences a long time ago and didn't think there was any way of getting it back.
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    Tell us what Mac OS X version you use, since the Model Identifier you posted tells us nothing, except that you have a Mac from 2008.

    To find out what Mac OS X version you run, click :apple: > About This Mac:
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    To find out, what exact Mac model you use, click :apple: > About This Mac > More Info > Hardware Overview:
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    To see a more elaborate image explaining the above steps, click here.
    To see a more detailed video tutorial showing the above steps, click here (2 MB, 23s, .mp4).​
     

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