Internet won't work. Safari message: Your copy of safari is missing important softwar

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  1. theman123, Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012

    theman123 macrumors member

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    Internet appears connected (ethernet) and everything says it is connected. But that is the message that appears when oppening Safari, and internet apps like ooVoo and the iTunes store do not work.

    "Your copy of safari is missing important software resources. Please reinstall safari"
    THis is the message.

    Help?
     
  2. tyler510 macrumors newbie

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    2 solutions!!! (lucky you, hehe:D)
    Solution 1:
    Go to user/applications
    Right clcik safari and click get info
    At the bottom un lock the lock and give all useres read and write permissions
    Close the get info window
    Download appdelete, appxleaner, appApper or anything of the sort
    Drag safari in and bc you changed permissions it should (if im not mistaken) work
    Redownload from apple.com/safari or from a time machine backup





    Solution 2:
    Although i am typing it, i would use it as a last choice as it involves Terminal and sudo commands, so only for those that are 'tech savvy' or 'UNIX enlightened' or what er you wanna call it. BE VERY VERY CAREFUL!!

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/05/delete-safari-mail-facetime-other-default-mac-os-x-apps/
    This completely erases safari. Now i you have a time machine backup, restore safari from when it was working. I you dont have a backup, just reinstall from apple.com
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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