HELP! Background and Screensavers folder deleted!

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  1. eojin9642 macrumors newbie

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    I have a mac os x 10.5.8 (yes, that is very very old.) and today, when trying to fix a problem related to the screensaver and backgrounds thing, I accidentally deleted the whole Background and Screensavers folder. Permanently. I tried it on different accounts, actually re-installed the whole preferences application (twice), and I do not have a back up or the setup disc. What can I do? Is there a file I can download for just the Background and Screensavers folder? Thank all of you wonderful mac-people out there!
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Normally I would suggest to simply reinstall OS X, which does an in-place repair of the system (and preserves your account, data and settings). However, I cannot say whether this worked well in Leopard, as I never tried. You could try it by making a complete backup with Time Machine and than simply reinstalling it (without formatting the disk) with the installation DVD.
     
  3. eojin9642 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    As I mentioned above, I don't have a reinstallation disc and I do not have any backups.. :(
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Have you considered purchasing Snow Leopard? What are you going to do if the OS breaks? ;)
     

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