Need help reinstalling Safari 5.1 on Lion

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by samgnight, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. samgnight macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    I deleted Safari using AppDelete because I couldn't find/remove SafariOmniBar. (Yes, I know where to look. It isn't there.) How can I reinstall Safari 5.1 on a Macbook Pro running Lion? The apple website only has a Safari download for SL from what I have found. Checking for a software update doesn't do the trick either...
  2. Tutorer macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Open the InstallESD.dmg inside the Lion installer app:
    Install\ Mac\ OS\ X\

    Once mounted you can open the Safari installer package:
    /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ ESD/Packages/Safari.pkg

  3. samgnight thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    now where do i find the Lion installer app?
  4. jackd523 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2011
    Installer app

    You probably already found a solution, but to help other people with this problem, I want to show you how to get the installer app back. For some people (evidentally) the app remains in their applications folder. For me – like you probably – it didn't. To get it back, go to the Mac App Store, hold down the option key, and click the "Purchased" button. This should let you reinstall previously purchased apps into your applications folder. Then to get Safari back, just follow the directions above.
  5. swbusiness macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    How / where do you find Install\Mac ..... ?
  6. swbusiness macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    I was having a lot of problems with Safari it wasn't working right at all so I was tempted to delete it until I started seeing all of the problems to reinstall it. I was really starting to pull my hair out!!!

    BUT - it is working now!!! This may work for you. Here is what I did:

    1. I ran MacKeeper to clean everything I could - a free alternative that works well is Onyx (I really like Onyx except that it does not have antivirus protection)

    2. Using Disk Utility run Verify Disk and then Repair
    run Verifiy Disk Permissions and Repair

    3. Delete Caches
    your ox drive>Library>Caches
    Yes, just erase ALL of the elements in Caches (I was nervous about this so I saved a copy - it was not necessary)

    4. Do a PRAM reset
    - Restart your computer, as it restarts hold down Command+R+Option+P - yep, hold down all 4 at once as it starts up and hold them down until the computer "chimes" a second time.

    - just doing this helped my computer that would no longer shut down correctly, but I still had the Safari problem so we continue:

    5. Just to be cautious it is always good to make sure that you have done a recent backup of everything - you ARE using time machine right? ;)

    6. Do the Lion Recovery but explained simply if you are like me and your computer was delivered with Lion installed and you have a functionning internet connection ....
    - Restart your computer while holding down Command+R until the apple appears (Make sure that you are holding down these keys BEFORE it boots up)
    - the Mac OS X Utilities box appears
    - Choose your main hard drive (where your OS X is) and follow the instructions to reinstall Lion - very easy

    7. Now wait .... I have a household Wifi connection and it listed that it would take more than 4 hours. I don't know exactly how long it took because I went to bed and let it work.

    All of your data remains intact - including your Safari Bookmarks but I did export them to FireFox just to be safe - it was not necessary.

    In the morning my computer is working ..... dare I say it? ...... I don't want to jinx myself ........perfectly!! :D

    The first 4 steps may or may be necessary but it did help with some other problems and it just makes sense to have the computer as clean as possible before reinstalling your OS. (Thank you to RedRaven571 for the PRAM reset technique).

    Hope this helps you.

    Have a great day,

  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You don't need "cleaner" or "maintenance" apps to keep your Mac running well, and some of these apps can do more harm than good. Some remove files/folders or unused languages or architectures, which does nothing more than free up some drive space, with the risk of deleting something important in the process.

    These apps will not make your Mac run faster or more efficiently, since having stuff stored on a drive does not impact performance, unless you're running out of drive space. Some of these apps delete caches, which can hurt performance, rather than help it, since more system resources are used and performance suffers while each cache is being rebuilt.

    Many of these tasks should only be done selectively to troubleshoot specific problems, not en masse as routine maintenance.

    Mac OS X does a good job of taking care of itself, without the need for 3rd party software. Among other things, it has its own maintenance scripts that run silently in the background on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, without user intervention.

    You don't need any 3rd party antivirus app to keep your Mac malware-free. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 10 years ago. You cannot infect your Mac simply by visiting a website, unzipping a file, opening an email attachment or joining a network. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which cannot infect your Mac unless you actively install them, and they can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.

    1. Make sure your built-in Mac firewall is enabled in System Preferences > Security > Firewall
    2. Uncheck "Enable Java" in Safari > Preferences > Security.
    3. Uncheck "Open "safe" files after downloading" in Safari > Preferences > General
    4. Be careful to only install software from trusted, reputable sites. Never install pirated software. If you're not sure about an app, ask in this forum before installing.
    5. Never let someone else have physical access to install anything on your Mac.
    6. Always keep your Mac and application software updated. Use Software Update for your Mac software. For other software, it's safer to get updates from the developer's site or from the menu item "Check for updates", rather than installing from any notification window that pops up while you're surfing the web.
    That's all you need to do to keep your Mac completely free of any virus, trojan, spyware, keylogger, or other malware. You don't need any 3rd party software to keep your Mac secure.
    Some people repair, or recommend repairing permissions for situations where it isn't appropriate. Repairing permissions only addresses very specific issues. It is not a "cure all" or a general performance enhancer, and doesn't need to be done on a regular basis. It also doesn't address permissions problems with your files or 3rd party apps.

    Five Mac maintenance myths
    There are times when repairing permissions is appropriate. To do so, here are the instructions:
    If repairing permissions results in error messages, some of these messages can be ignored and should be no cause for concern.
    See what I said above about maintenance apps. Do NOT delete all cache files, as you will reduce performance, not improve it. Read the Maintenance Myths I posted.
    On Intel Macs, it's NVRAM, and it has nothing to do with the issues being discussed in this thread. Resetting it will not help. This is another suggestion that people recommend without understanding when or why to do it.
    That's because it has no effect, as I said. Most of what you posted should NOT be done and will not address what's being discussed here. Before you follow or recommend these various procedures, it's wise to first learn what they do and when to use them.
  8. swbusiness macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2011
    Great info - Thanks

    BUT .... can you address the problem at the top of the thread? What to do?
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    The thread is 1 1/2 years old. I'm sure the OP has resolved their situation by now. The solution has already been posted.

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