System Preferences Trashed - where now?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macnewboy, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. macnewboy macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010

    Whilst my mate was trying to look at the mac debating whether to purchase a mac, I left him alone to then come back to a red face and I think I have deleted some stuff!!??

    I have since found the system preferences icon has a no entry type sign over it and it says that it may have been deleted etc. and wont open at all. I have tried all ways of getting into it with no joy.

    Can anybody help, I am new to macs so no expert so answers in laymans terms please, much appreciated - I just hope I don't have to loose my data....
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
  3. macnewboy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2010
    Nothing there....

    Yeah all emptied - don't know what he was doing.
  4. phatqao macrumors member


    Jul 20, 2010
    PA and/or NYC
    backing up all your data and reinstalling mac os x with the disc that came with your computer would definitely help. i'm not sure it's that big a problem though, can you find out any more specifics about what your friend did?
  5. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
    Most likely the System Prefs apps got deleted. I'm not on my mac at the time, so I can't do it, but someone should email him this app. Problem solved.;)

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