System Preferences Trashed - where now?

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

  1. macnewboy macrumors newbie

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    Evening,

    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

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  3. macnewboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nothing there....

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

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    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

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    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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