Need help with my mac os x version 10.6.8

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  1. viviansrp macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2 year old Macbook os x version 10.6.8. I've never had a problem with it, but "system preference" or "network preference" started having a problem, they both don't open.. What can I do? No they're not on the application folder or the trash folder. What can I do to get it back? I'm trying to change some stuff. :confused::confused::confused: Should I restore my computer? even if everything gets deleted.


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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Well, you could have more than one Applications folder and simply be looking in the wrong one. Type "System Preferences" into Spotlight (the magnifying glass) and see if it shows up under Applications. Then you'll be able to find it, if it does.
     
  3. viviansrp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Already did that and no... its gone
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You can extract System Preferences from your installation CD. Download the free application for this, called Pacifist. Use it to do the above.
     
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    davidlv macrumors 65816

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    easiest solution?

    Download the latest Combo Updater for Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, from Apple and run it. Use this lnk:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399
    This should reinstall those "missing applications" that are not in the applications folder and not disturb your user data. :D:cool::apple::cool::D
     
  8. Mal macrumors 603

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    I don't recall it ever being free. However, being shareware, you can use it without paying, you just have to dismiss the dialog box that comes up at the beginning (which makes you wait).

    jW
     
  9. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Alright then, I used to read posts in forums like this all the time saying Pacifist was free. So, if you don't want to pay for it, reinstall your entire OS and that will get System Preferences back.
     

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