System Preferences not opening in 10.5

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smythey, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. smythey macrumors regular

    Mar 8, 2007
    Oh dear, oh dear, what have my parents done this time....

    My folks have somehow deleted System Preferences so that it doesnt open through the apple icon at the top left of the screen, and it is nowhere to be seen within Applications or Utilities.

    Ive tried installing the bundled software from the Installation disks, but no joy. Will I have to Archive & Install the whole OS?

    Any help will be gratefully received - all I wanted to do was change the freaking display sleep settings!

    Meh and double-meh...! :)
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    The energy saver preference pane is in the following location


    It's possible if you double-click it, it will launch (it does on my system, but then I have the System Preferences application)

    Other than that, then Pacifist might be your friend

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