Safari won't start up

zuurbekje

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May 22, 2010
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On my white MacBook (mid-2007) 2GHz/3GB/OS 10.7.4, Safari won't start up. It just crashes after a few seconds, and I get a crash message.

I have deleted all items with 'Safari' in the filename in /Library and /user/Library (preferences and the like), and that doesn't do the trick.

I don't exactly know what to look for in a crash report, but it can be viewed here:
http://is.gd/5CCFYm

Does anyone have a tip for me? Thanks a bunch!
 

desertman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 14, 2008
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Arizona, USA
Did you repair the permissions and clean out all cache files? If not, do it. In my opinion this is best done with Lion Cache Cleaner (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/9503/mountain-lion-cache-cleaner, download the right version for OS X 10.7).

Start with Maintenance (Repair Permissions and Run Maintenance Scripts), restart. Go on with Cache Cleaning and start here with Light Cleaning, restart. If necessary go on with Medium Cleaning, restart. If necessary go on with Deep Cleaning, restart.
 

zuurbekje

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May 22, 2010
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@desertman: Thank you very much for the tips! Did all that, still no joy...

@DoctorCrap: I fail to see what you're swearing for. Then, to get to the substance of your comment: I have plenty of RAM, and disk space, which isn't very fragmented. And: there is no separate Safari installer AFAIK. Safari comes as part of the OS, and so, reinstalling Safari would require an OS X reinstall. I'd very much like to avoid that, as the system is running fine.
 

DoctorCrap

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Oct 6, 2012
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@DoctorCrap: I fail to see what you're swearing for. Then, to get to the substance of your comment: I have plenty of RAM, and disk space, which isn't very fragmented. And: there is no separate Safari installer AFAIK. Safari comes as part of the OS, and so, reinstalling Safari would require an OS X reinstall. I'd very much like to avoid that, as the system is running fine.
You might want to take a look at some articles in the Internet to help yourself. If you've repaired the application then it should work. If it doesn't then use an other alternative browser, I recommend Google Chrome.
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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I'm a rolling stone.
Did you repair the permissions and clean out all cache files? If not, do it. In my opinion this is best done with Lion Cache Cleaner (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/9503/mountain-lion-cache-cleaner, download the right version for OS X 10.7).

Start with Maintenance (Repair Permissions and Run Maintenance Scripts), restart. Go on with Cache Cleaning and start here with Light Cleaning, restart. If necessary go on with Medium Cleaning, restart. If necessary go on with Deep Cleaning, restart.
Why do people need a program to do this while you can easily do all those task without it, cleaning caches for instance, go to User/Library/Caches select all and delete them.

@desertman: Thank you very much for the tips! Did all that, still no joy...

@DoctorCrap: I fail to see what you're swearing for. Then, to get to the substance of your comment: I have plenty of RAM, and disk space, which isn't very fragmented. And: there is no separate Safari installer AFAIK. Safari comes as part of the OS, and so, reinstalling Safari would require an OS X reinstall. I'd very much like to avoid that, as the system is running fine.
There was always a separate safari installer, that is as long it is one version newer than the one which was installed with the OS.
You can download Safari on Apple's site in the download section, his advice is valid.
 

desertman

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Jul 14, 2008
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Why do people need a program to do this while you can easily do all those task without it, cleaning caches for instance, go to User/Library/Caches select all and delete them.
Besides the fact that there are more cache files on a Mac that can cause trouble than just those in User/Library/Caches and besides the fact that hardly anybody would know how to run the daily/weekly/monthly maintenance scripts without a program let me ask you this:

Why do people need a calculator when everything a calculator does can also be done without it by just using paper and pen?
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
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6,088
I'm a rolling stone.
Besides the fact that there are more cache files on a Mac that can cause trouble than just those in User/Library/Caches and besides the fact that hardly anybody would know how to run the daily/weekly/monthly maintenance scripts without a program let me ask you this:

Why do people need a calculator when everything a calculator does can also be done without it by just using paper and pen?
I said "for instance", yes there are more caches in /Library or in /Library/System/Library/Caches.
Repairing Permissions can be done in Disk Utility, cron scripts run automatically.
Many programs are also not free, they just have a nice interface to do those things, I do these tasks faster than launching such programs.

But, I don't want to attack you, don't be offended by what I said, I think people are just too lazy or dumb to learn their system.
 

zuurbekje

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 22, 2010
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Crap again.
Thanks, Parc.
@DoctorCrap: Why do you presume I didn't check the internet before asking on this forum? I found nothing that helped me, that's the reason for my question.
And: it's not that I cannot live without Safari, as Firefox is my browser of choice. But the fact that Safari is part of the OS, /and/ not working, is a little unsettling to me.

@justperry: I have looked for it alright. I'd be very interested if you could show me a webpage where one can download a standalone installer of Safari >5.1.6 for Lion.
 

desertman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 14, 2008
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Arizona, USA
... cron scripts run automatically.
The maintanance scripts run only automatically when your system is up and running between 03:15 and 05:30 am local time, depending on the script. Apple never cared to implement a function that would let these scripts run at a different time.
 

justperry

macrumors G4
Aug 10, 2007
10,600
6,088
I'm a rolling stone.
The maintanance scripts run only automatically when your system is up and running between 03:15 and 05:30 am local time, depending on the script. Apple never cared to implement a function that would let these scripts run at a different time.
Sorry I quoted you instead of the OP, it's late.;)

Thanks, Parc.
@DoctorCrap: Why do you presume I didn't check the internet before asking on this forum? I found nothing that helped me, that's the reason for my question.
And: it's not that I cannot live without Safari, as Firefox is my browser of choice. But the fact that Safari is part of the OS, /and/ not working, is a little unsettling to me.

@justperry: I have looked for it alright. I'd be very interested if you could show me a webpage where one can download a standalone installer of Safari >5.1.6 for Lion.
It's past might night now, have to go to bed, you could also download 10.7.4 and apply that update again, you won't loose anything.
 
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zuurbekje

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Original poster
May 22, 2010
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Joy!

An update to 10.7.5 and Safari 6.0.1 (from OS X' automatic Software Updater) did the trick: Safari works again. (Why Safari stopped working before, remains a mystery to me.)

Thanks for all helpful posts!
 
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