system preferences not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by abarbuito, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. abarbuito macrumors newbie

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    I accidentally (somehow) put system preferences in the trashcan and now it doesn't work. I've checked google, but I'm using OS Snow Leopard 10.6.3 and can't find anywhere how to fix it on this OS, anyone have a fix?

    I tried the applications disk that comes with the computer as well, but no luck.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Did you already delete System Preferences? If not, right click on it and then click on "Put Back".
     
  3. abarbuito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already removed it out of the trash can earlier today. I don't have the option to "Put Back" :(

    The message I'm getting when I try to open it up is "You can't open the application System Preferences because it may be damaged or incomplete."
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You should download Pacifist and then try that.
     
  5. abarbuito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried Pacifist as well, I couldn't get it to work either.

    Edit: Tried it again with directions and fixed it. Thanks :)
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Great! I've never used it myself.

    You know, the reverse of :) is this :)

    :)-] hmm.... bald guy with a square jaw? :D
     

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