uninstalling dockmod

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  1. mentaluproar macrumors 68000

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    I read how dockmod installed itself and appreciated the documentation, but it was only visible during inital installation. Now, I cant figure out how to remove it and put back the original dock that was backed up. I can't find a way to contact the developers, and there is no installer/uninstaller to help me. Appzapper isn't helpful here either.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Click on default, apply, if all is well trash the App.
     
  3. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I found all the vaunted and removed them but I can't put the old dock.app back in place because its always in use.
     
  6. justperry, May 25, 2013
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    Do you have the original Dock App, if so you can do this in terminal by moving the one in the System folder, then moving the good one there and restart or log out.

    Edit: You don't even have to log out, Killing the Dock also does the trick.
     
  7. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Canaan:CoreServices thatdamnrainbow$ sudo rm Dock.app
    Password:
    rm: Dock.app: is a directory
    Canaan:CoreServices thatdamnrainbow$ sudo rmdir Dock.app
    rmdir: Dock.app: Directory not empty
    Canaan:CoreServices thatdamnrainbow$ sudo cp /Users/thatdamnrainbow/Desktop/Backup/Dock.app ./
    cp: /Users/thatdamnrainbow/Desktop/Backup/Dock.app is a directory (not copied).
    Canaan:CoreServices thatdamnrainbow$


    Cannot figure this out. What am I doing wrong?
     
  8. justperry, May 25, 2013
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    sudo mv -r /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /
    Enter password
    sudo mv -r /Users/thatdamnrainbow/Desktop/Backup/Dock.app /System/Library/CoreServices/
    killall Dock

    If that worked

    sudo rm -r /Dock.app

    Edit: -r should also work with the mv command, haven't tried yet though.

    Edit again: the -r is not needed in the mv command so

    sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /
    Enter password
    sudo mv /Users/thatdamnrainbow/Desktop/Backup/Dock.app /System/Library/CoreServices/
    killall Dock

    If that worked

    sudo rm -r /Dock.app
     
  9. mentaluproar thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Canaan:CoreServices thatdamnrainbow$ sudo mv -r /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /
    Password:
    mv: illegal option -- r
    usage: mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source target
    mv [-f | -i | -n] [-v] source ... directory

    i'm considering doing a combo update and hoping for the best. ugh!
     
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    I edited my last post, read the bolded part please.
     
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    Great :D
     
  13. babalubas090, Oct 17, 2014
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    Removing DockMod with TimeMachine Enabled

    1) Remove the DockMod (moving the app from the Applications folder to the trash)

    2) Enable the option to show hidden files (THIS program does this)

    3) Go where you made ​​the Time Machine backup (choose an old backup), and then make a copy the Dock.app (/Backups.backupdb/name of your computer/date of your backup/disk of your OS X/System/Library/CoreServices) and paste it to your desktop. (you will need an administrator password to do this)

    4) ENTER IN SINGLE USER MODE (here is a guide on how to enter this mode)

    5) Type: "mount -uw /" (without the quotes) and press enter

    6) Type: "rm- rf /System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app /" (without the quotes) and press enter

    7) Type: "mv /Users/NAME OFYOUR USER/Desktop/Backup/Dock.app /System/Library/CoreServices/" (without the quotes) and press enter

    8) Type: "reboot" (without the quotes), press enter and that's it.

    :D:apple:

    :Sorry for my english, i'm brazilian... hahaha
     

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