Resolved My dock is gone among other problems

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  1. j1900, Apr 27, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012

    j1900 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    so yesterday i was installing the original dock files back in after having a colored one. I entered killall Dock into terminal to reset the dock. Then the dock disappeared and my wallpaper went grey. I can login in and get to applications but the dock gone with the gray wallpaper is obviously wrong. I would greatly appreciate help as I have already tried many solutions from other forums and websites. I just want this to be fixed.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    What solutions did you already try, just so we don't repeat them?
    How did you originally alter your Dock?
    Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
    What Mac OS X version do you use?

    Btw, does pressing CMD+OPTION+D bring up the Dock?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Restore from a backup. (I'm sure you have a backup, right?)

    I can't begin to count the number of problems that have been reported by people playing around with user interface elements, like the Dock and Menu Bar. My best recommendation is leave them alone, rather than risk creating problems like you have now.
     
  4. j1900 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i already tried restoring from a backup
    i tried many things like holding shift while the computer turns on
    doing killall Dock again- terminal gives me
    No matching processes belonging to you were found
    some other codes ppl put online for terminal to fix similar problems and no luck
    creating another account did not work- the new account had the same problem CMD+OPTION+D did not work
    i originally altered the dock by moving new files for like a colored dock from the web i was putting my backup in and when i reset it it didn't come back
    i have mac os x 10.7.3
    btw i will leave it alone after this is fixed
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It sounds like you've damaged or deleted your Dock.app. Do you not have a backup of your entire system? If not, use Lion Recovery to restore/repair your Lion installation.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe this Dock.app from 10.7.3 can help when being put into Macintosh HD / System / Library / CoreServices /. It is an unaltered version of it.
     
  7. j1900 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Its fixed!

    Thank you to everyone for your help i used lion recovery and reinstalled it and now everything is fine.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Glad you got it worked out!
     

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