"Sharing" icon missing in SysPrefs on 10.8.2

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  1. sniffs macrumors regular

    sniffs

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    So doing a quick search on the web and I find all kinds of posts about missing icons(even the sharing icon) in OSX prior to 10.8.2 and it says to delete a file in the Library/Caches folder.. well I guess since 10.8.2 that file is no longer there to delete..

    Any ideas how I can restore my Sharing icon??
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Not sure how your icon was removed from system preferences but navigate to system > library > PreferencePanes and look for SharingPref.prefPane then double click on it.

    Theoretically that should put it back in system preferences.
     
  3. sniffs, Feb 1, 2013
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    sniffs thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's not even there.. wth?!?


    EDIT: Wow, odd. I had to go onto my Time Machine into my Macbook Air's backups and click it. It then told me that to use it, I have to install it! wth..

    None of my backups for my MBP since I began backing up had this missing file, only my Air did. So weird.
     
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  5. sniffs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately I was click happy and clicked Install and didn't get a SS of anything..

    I can show you screenshots of my Time Machine BU's of my Pro showing the non-existent SharingPrefs if you want.
     
  6. Peace macrumors Core

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    No. I would like to see a current screenshot of your system preferences window.
     
  7. sniffs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here you go.. Odd thing, Sharing is now appearing in System Preferences but the sharingprefs icon is not in my folder..??

    [​IMG]

    After I double clicked it from my MBA backup and it asked to install, it's showing finally, and working.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Well there ya go. I don't know what caused it since I don't operate your computer but you have it now.

    :)
     
  9. sniffs thread starter macrumors regular

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    I included the System Preferences at the bottom in an edit.

    Some of the icons in the folder don't work, like Xsans, Ink, FibreChannel, etc..
     
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    Those would only work if you had those items.

    Ink is for pads.
    FibreChannel is for a FibreChannel connection. Etc.
     
  11. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    And Xsans is for a SAN connection. Not too many of us are using that on our MBP's :)
     

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