Time Machine won't Replace Safari HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by billib, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. billib macrumors member

    billib

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    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #1
    Ok, I've been having problems lately with Safari. It has become
    increasingly unstable. It was crashing several times a day then
    the latest update helped to only get safari to crash once every
    couple of days.

    Well, Safari finely crashed and it won't launch without crashing
    a millisecond after appearing on the desktop. So I decided to
    restore a more stable Safari from Time machine. The problem
    is, Mountsin Lion won't let Time machine delete the troublesome
    version from the Applications folder. I get a Message which states
    something like " Safari can't be deleted because it is a System
    Application".

    So, how do I get Time Machine to do its job and Restore
    an earliry more stable Safari?

    Thank you!!!!!!
     
  2. macleor macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2011
    #2
    this worked for me...

    Get Info on Safari. Then change permissions to Read & Write for wheel and everyone. Now delete Safari. You should now be able to restore using Time Machine.
     
  3. billib thread starter macrumors member

    billib

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    My Time Machine captures of Safari were
    also corrupted.

    This is what has seemed to work. I'm using
    Safari to type this. First of all it is unlikely
    that Safari is damaged but is probably
    a support file so I restored Safari to its
    initial state by dragging to my Desktop
    these Safari folders:

    ~/Library/Safari/
    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist
    ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.Safari

    This forces safari to rebuild these missing
    files on relaunch.
    Then I launched a Virgin Safari. It launched
    for a millisecond then crashed. @#%&* so
    I though I would send Apple a message.
    When an App. crashes the Application Crash Report
    Window appears. I typed some nasty comments
    and dragged them into the Crash Report Window.
    My intention was to Launch & Crash & send my
    nasty comments to Apple ALL AFTERNOON
    over and over again while I watched TV.
    Yes, I know, cool........... I'm frustrated
    through no fault of my own. Anyway, after
    about the twenty fifth or thirtieth crash
    Safari stopped crashing........go figure.
    I quickly updated two Clones. So thats where
    I am right now. So far everything seems
    fine.
     

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