System Preferences Disappeared

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Epicc, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Epicc macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2009
    I'm randomly missing System Preferences from my whole computer..
    I haven't done anything different recently, I just realized that when I went to click it on my dock, the question mark symbol appeared and nothing happened.
    When I pressed the Apple menu button and tried it from there, nothing happened either. It's in none of my Mac's folders, it's not in the trash, and I can't try opening it on a separate user account because the only way to enable other users is through system preferences.
    I'm running Leopard on a 933MHz Power Mac G4 (Quicksilver).
    I can't find my Mac CD, have no friends with Macs and can't find System Preferences available somewhere for download. Is it possible for somebody to let me know of a fix or simply send me the program itself?
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    Did you run disk utility?

    Do you backup?

    Did you try manually launching a preference pane from your library folder (Library/PreferencePane)?


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