Restore Default Mac Theme

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flyers0909, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. flyers0909 macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    So today I was messing around and trying some new themes, and after doing one I ran into a big problem. I reset my computer and I cannot see any desktop icons or my menu bar. I cannot open the finder and anytime I click an application, it will open briefly, my desktop icons will open briefly, and then the application will quit unexpectedly, and the icons will disappear once again.

    Is there any way I can reset the theme back to the Mac default? Keep in mind I cannot open any applications including Terminal as far as I know. Thanks in advance.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    What Mac OS X version do you have?
    If you have Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard you can reinstall Mac OS X without losing your data and it should restore it to a working OS.
    I presume you don't have any backups?
    Btw, what method or application(s) did you use to alter the look of Mac OS X?
  3. flyers0909 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have 10.6 Leopard and I have a Time Machine backup from a couple months ago so the only thing I would lose would be some music but a workaround would be nice.

    I downloaded a theme that came with a package that installed itself. It worked for a while then I started to notice a problem with iTunes so I restarted so I could go to uninstall the theme and then this started to happen.

    Is there any way to reset the theme from startup? Not sure if thats possible but I don't see any other way because I cannot open up Terminal as far as I know.

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