Deleted System Preferences

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  1. BlakeBrattina macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone,

    I accidentally deleted my system preferences somehow and cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it back. I am fairly new to having my MBP. I am working with 10.6.7. If anyone can help out, I would really appreciate it!:D
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Deleted System Preferences from your Dock? Just launch it from your Applications folder, then, when it's open, right-click on the Dock icon and select "Keep in Dock"
     
  3. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It literally disappeared from the Applications folder ><
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried searching for it in Finder?
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  5. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed I have. I have no idea how this happened, but it is not there either!
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    If it's truly gone, then reinstalling the OS should bring it back.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Install Pacifist to extract the app from your Mac OS X install disk.
     
  8. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

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    if it is truly gone, you might be able to use Pacifist to extract it from the OS X install DVD.

    click here for instructions.
     
  9. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured. Now, will that completely reset everything on my computer and force me to start back from scratch?
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't have to reinstall the OS. Read the other responses about Pacifist.
     
  11. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds great. I'll have to try it out when I get back from work. Thanks for the help so far everyone :)
     
  12. BlakeBrattina thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Must be the fact that I am new to this Mac, but, I cannot figure it out. Anyone care to help via screen share?
     
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  14. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Did you download pacifist and put in your mac install disk? Afterwards you just have to click "open apple install disks" and then wait a minute while it opens. Next, I would just put in "System Preferences.app" in the search bar and see what you find. The system preferences app file should come up, and you should be able to copy it back onto your mac from there.
     

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