Please help.. I deleted a system file by mistake.

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  1. tm0000 macrumors regular

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    Please help! I think I permanently deleted a system file by mistake.. I keep getting a message saying "finder quit unexpectedly"

    I can't open finder! Can anyone please help me? I don't have a backup.. I was supposed to make a backup today.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know. I was trying to uninstall numbers with the ifilex app. I checked the files but I must have missed something. :(
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You may have to reinstall Mac OS X on top of your current installation to fix that problem.
     
  5. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will I lose all of my data? How do I reinstall MAC OSX?
     
  6. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Treat such apps with caution, as here they may delete files you are not aware of or have unintended impact...

    Reinstalling the OS should leave your data intact. The method will depend on what MBP and OSX version you have...
     
  7. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I just bought my rMBP a few weeks ago. It has the 2.8 ghz processor.
    I have the latest OSX.

    Should I reinstall the OS? Won't that erase all of my apps and settings?

    Please help.
     
  8. simonsi macrumors 601

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13871?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

    OS X Mavericks: Reinstall OS X
    Use the built-in recovery disk to reinstall OS X while keeping your files and user settings intact.

    Important: You must be connected to the Internet to reinstall OS X.
    Choose Apple menu > Restart. Once your Mac restarts (and the gray screen appears), hold down the Command (⌘) and R keys.
    If you’re not connected to the Internet, choose a network from the Wi-Fi menu (in the top-right corner of the screen).
    Select Reinstall OS X, then click Continue.
    Follow the onscreen instructions. In the pane where you select a disk, select your current OS X disk (in most cases, it’s the only one available).
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Fix OS X via Recovery disc or Disk Utility.
     
  10. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much, Simonsi! I just reinstalled and it worked.. plus I still have all my apps and original settings.

    Thanks again

     

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