How to Restore Dock?

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  1. Iglio macrumors regular

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    Hi so I installed Cleardock [makes the dock transparent] and I tried getting rid of it by going into user/library/preferences and deleting com.apple.dock.plist. However now my dock is still clear but also reflective [see pic].

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    So then I tried to reinstall cleardock then uninstall it but that didn't work [I did a killall Dock to reset it]. I also read on a forum how to restore my dock to the default but that just gave me back the default application icons. So how can I get my dock back to normal! Help! Thanks :D....O and if it helps I have time machine back ups from before my dock was like this.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The easiest way will be TM.

    Get the dock.app from System/Library/CoreServices
     
  3. Iglio thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You restore Dock.app from Time Machine - before you changed these things.
     
  5. Iglio thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea i did that and now i just have dock.app sitting in my desktop:confused:
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It needs to go in System/Library/CoreServices
     
  7. Iglio thread starter macrumors regular

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    that's what i originally thought but it says i can't replace dock because the dock is still open
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Ok, then you'll have to do this manually:

    Go to the one in /System/Library/CoreServices/

    Right-Click on "Dock" and select "Show Package Contents"

    Go to /Contents/Resources/

    Drop the files in the zip file below into that folder.
     

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  9. Iglio thread starter macrumors regular

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    That did it!! Thanks a bunch man!! You sir are the Dr. House of docks
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's my other avatar:
     

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