Help! Safari crashed and won't come back

chicagdan

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Jan 3, 2002
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A few minutes ago I changed my startup home page on Safari. I closed the program and reopened to see if it worked and the program crashed. So then I deleted Safari and downloaded the latest version ... and it crashed. I've tried rebooting, emptying the trash can, yadda yadda. It won't come back. What's up!?!?!
 

mac15

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this happened to me, just reboot, it worked on for me, I even trashed everything (like the prefs, cache and well everything safari touched)

But all it needs is a reboot
 

chicagdan

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Okay, in case this happens to anyone else, here's how I fixed the problem. I searched my hard drive for Safari and deleted every file that came up. Then I reinstalled Safari and it works just fine. Still have no idea how it became corrupted.
 

erik1975

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Aug 20, 2002
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I had the same thing happen today. It happened right after I took my G4 Cube apart to replace the fan on my Radeon. I thought for sure I had caused damage somehow.

After deleting and relinstalling to no avail, I simply deleted the prefs file. This allowed Safari to open and not crash. I did not have to reboot to continue using it!!!