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    "date and time" gone from system preferences
    Hi everyone,

    "Date and time" disappeared from my system preferences.

    The last time I remember using it (probably a couple months ago), I simply changed the settings so that the clock wouldn't show on the menu bar. Now that I am going back to change the settings, Date and Time is no where to be found.

    What could have happened? Is there a way to get it back?


    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    All of the preference panes (the default ones at least) are stored in /System/Library/PreferencePanes (if you haven't changed the name of your HD, that would be Macintosh HD > System > Library > PreferencePanes). If "DateAndTime.prefpane" is there, double click it. That should hopefully re-add it. If it's not there, you may be out of luck. If you use Time Machine, you can restore it from there.
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    I've moved your post to a more proper forum; please be sure to check the forum descriptions in the future to find the best place to post.

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    darn, it didnt work

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    It wasn't there or when you tried to add it, it didn't work? Did you get any sort of error message? If you right click it > Get Info > Sharing and Permissions, what are the permissions listed?
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    It isnt there at all. Am I out of luck? I mean, its not really that big a deal, its just kind of driving me nuts not knowing why its gone.

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    If it's not there, you're out of luck. One thing that may help to reinstall the latest combo update for your version of OS X in the hopes that it is included.
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