dock disappeared ..cant get it back

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  1. xdarkdragonx01 macrumors member

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    i typed in killall Dock in terminal and my dock disappeared.
    i was hoping that dock will relaunch...but it didnt

    how can i get my dock back?
    is there like a "system restore"?
     
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  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    theres no system restore but you can restore from a Time Machine backup if you have one but leave that as a last resort.

    first try pressing "command-option-D" to see if its just hidden. if that didnt work try going to the CoreServices folder which is inside the System Library and launching the Dock application. if no luck then try a restart.
     
  4. xdarkdragonx01 thread starter macrumors member

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    dock is not hidden and i tried restarting it...nothing happened
     
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  6. xdarkdragonx01 thread starter macrumors member

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    i think my dock.app is corrupted ...
    can someone upload their dock.app to me please?
     
  7. xdarkdragonx01 thread starter macrumors member

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    i cant even restart my comp..it takes a longggg time to shut down...
    so i had to hold down the power button
     
  8. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    do you have a Time Machine backup? restart into your install DVD, choose your language and choose Restore backup from the Utilities menu. then restore to a date when you think your Dock was working.

    if not ill upload Dock.app for you.
     
  9. xdarkdragonx01 thread starter macrumors member

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    how can i repair it using the Leopard DVD without losing any data?
     
  10. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    Dock.zip

    just replace your Dock.app with this one and restart.
     

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