Resolved Can only access gmail/facebook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gslee84, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. gslee84, Aug 13, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012

    gslee84 macrumors newbie

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    Help!

    I was trying to delete some unnecessary user preferences and must've been a little overeager - now I can't connect to any website that's not gmail/facebook.

    - Not my browser - Chrome, Safari, Firefox yield the same issue
    - Not a wireless issue - plugged into ethernet, same issue
    - Not my network connectivity - can still access internet through other programs like iChat/Skype, (and still get updated gmail/FB)
    - Not my user profile - tried a different user profile, same issue

    Downloaded data rescue/disk drill to see if I could see what files I deleted (but would have to pay to recover the actual files), and some files that look relevant/important -

    - com.apple.NetworkUtility.plist
    - com.apple.airport.preferences.plist

    Don't want to have to:

    1. pay for data recovery programs and hopefully recovery the files that allow me to access other websites,

    or

    2. reset my macbook pro to factory settings.

    Also,

    - can't access app store to re-download lion (10.7.4) or even mountain lion.
    - never used timemachine.

    Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    #2
    how did you delete those files?
     
  3. gslee84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just using finder, /Library/Preferences.

    Then, when something wouldn't delete, would force quit that process in the activity monitor, and then delete.:eek:
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    ohh ya those were probably the culprut, you may need to do a clean restore, just backup your files
     
  5. gslee84 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you!
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

    Interstella5555

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    Were you drinking while doing this?
    How did you decide which pref files to delete?
     
  7. xAgustinx macrumors regular

    xAgustinx

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    Another example of that is true what they say, if it works, do not fix it.
     

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