I delete Address.Framework and now can't open some app (mac os x 10.5.8)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Pastelmist, May 3, 2015.

  1. Pastelmist macrumors newbie

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    hey!

    I've been clearing up space on my 10.5.8 mac hardrive. I've deleted my things by moving them to the trash and then emptying it. However, I have emptied out 'Addressbook.Framework' I thought it was just to do with the address book app which I don't use anyway ( I know that this is very silly but I really don't know much) but since I've deleted Addressbook.framework, I have not been able to launch Google Chrome, Spotlight, Finder and iPhoto. I can't access any of my files but I know they are still there. I have deleted all my other browsers (Safari and Firefox) so I only have Chrome left but I can't launch it so I can't access internet on my macbook (i'm using my iphone right now). If I had internet access I would be able to download the recovery program for recovering the emptied trash but I don't have a browser to download the program so....

    what do I have to do? I know you can download a browser on someone else's laptop and then transfer it by USB but my mac is quite old (10.5.8) so I don't know if that's going to work.

    Should I but the installation disc for mac os x snow leopard 10.6? Would that solve the problem? I know it could but I want to keep all my personal data and since I can't access finder, I don't know if I will be able to transfer files into an external hardrive or not.

    Please help me. I am now very sad because I've spent so much time downloading movies onto my mac but now I can't access them and can't use the internet.

    Ps. I think it will be helpful if I type up the problem detail that comes up when I click Report. I've only typed out the bottom bit which seems to be the error.

    Dyld Error Message:
    Library not loaded: /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBook.framework/Versions/A/AddressBook
    Reference from: /System/Library/CoreServices/Spotlight.app/Contents/MacOS/Spotlight
    Reason: image not found
     
  2. Pastelmist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I Should add as well that after I emptied out the trash everything was still fine, I could open all the apps. But then I restarted my laptop and it all went wrong as I've mentioned above. I tried restarting it again just now but now I'm getting a blank blue screen with yhe occasional "The Application Spotlight has quit unexpectedly". I didn't only delete Addressbook.framework I've deleted many other things from the Library which I thought weren't necessary but AddressBook.framework is causing the most problem right now.

    thank you in advance
     

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