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madisonflare 06-14-2010 05:35 PM

I'm new here: problem with Safari and "localized string" .. ?
As I said, I'm new here, and forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this, haha. I have a MacBook OS X Version 10.6.3. Last night I did a system update, and when I logged back on this morning, I got on Safari and the address bar and Top Sites tab kept saying "localized string not found." So I searched for some fixes, and first tried getting rid of the webkit.framework, but that didn't work. So I uninstalled Safari, repaired permissions, and then ~tried~ to reinstall it, but it said it wasn't compatible with my volume. :Shouting:
So I ejected/trashed Safari, and tried to do it again a couple of times with the same result. I thought it would be fine, I'd just wait until I got my restore disc (mine is at my other house), use another browser, and fix it later.
Wrong, aha. Not only Safari stopped working, but iChat and Windows Live Messenger did as well -- whenever I try to open those two, it says they can't open because of a problem and I need to make sure that program works with the version of OS X that I have (and it does, because I haven't made changes to those programs).
Is there any way to fix this BESIDES the restore disc? Or have I completely ****ed things up? Lol.

Edit: NONE of my apps work except for Preview..

harryb2448 06-14-2010 06:34 PM

G'day and welcome to the forums and skip the response you got at Yahoo!

What version Safari are you using? Go to the Apple web site and download Safari 5 and install that and see if your problem is resolved.

madisonflare 06-14-2010 06:43 PM

Thank you! I hadn't even checked my Yahoo! question, haha.

I tried installing Safari 5 again, and it said it couldn't be installed on my volume, so I tried an earlier version of Safari with the same result. :/

harryb2448 06-14-2010 06:53 PM

Did you download as suggested from the Apple web site?

madisonflare 06-14-2010 06:56 PM

Yes I diddd.

harryb2448 06-14-2010 07:43 PM

Looks like you need those discs.

harryb2448 06-15-2010 06:53 PM

A late thought Madison. You are installing Safari into the Application Folder by double clicking the .dmg file?

If so, download an application deleting utility such as AppDelete or AppTrap, which is free. Drag the Safari icon from the Application Folder to the Trash, and AppDelete will automatically remove all other associated files. Then try a nice new clean install.

rman 06-15-2010 07:48 PM

The first thing I would do is re-install the Max OS update using the Mac OS X v10.6.4 Update (Combo)

Then I would address the safari issue

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