Hello, I was trying to sort out my dock since you cant customize it past changing the lights and separators (due to Mountain lions new rendering settings). I was flicking through the threads and I think it was here where I got the dock fix or whatever http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1383647. I tried playing around with the files and even though I backed up the Dock.app file in core services etc. I ended up screwing the thing up. MAIN QUESTION: how to recover the Dock? I dont have time machine(no money for a good external HD atm). I can still use the machine, but even though I can reorder everything to the way it was, the main things are (see screenshots) dock has a dock icon in it (middle) and trash,finder and dashboard dont show up as icons. Launchpad is gone also, and the only way i can use these features is through corners or hotkeys. My dock also lost the ability to search for apps (and obviously you can see that my launchapad is completely disorganised and in absolute chaos). NEED HELP GUYS PLEASE HELP MEH Ive tried all sorts of things to reset the doc through tinker tool and through terminal but the core of the problem is in the files in the library/core folders of the OSX. I have Macbook Pro 15 inch Mountain lion 10.8.2 and I can tell you tech specs if you need them (which i doubt). Im sort of an advanced user but I'm not familiar with coding and terminal commands and stuff, but Im quite good at using my Mac and I dont fool around deep inside OSX folders for the sake of messing up something like I have here. Just ask questions and help me with this!!! THANKS IN ADVANCE GUYS!