New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

HELP!! /usr file accidentally deleted!!


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
natobat

 
Member Since: Jan 09, 2010
Posts: 2
natobat is on a distinguished road

natobat is offline
I was cleaning up files on my iMac (Leopard) and i accidentally deleted the /usr file (which for some reason was not hidden)!!
I tried to restart but it didn't work. I then tried to reinstall the Leopard software which got it working again but now system preferences wont open (it says 'not responding' and refuses to force quit).
Would someone please give me some advise as to what to do as I'm really stuck.
Thanks
QUOTE Thanks
chscag

 
chscag's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 23, 2008
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 41,442
chscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond reputechscag has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, 3 iPods, Yosemite

chscag is offline
/USR is not a file, it's a folder which houses many sub-folders. How did you manage to delete it? I'm assuming you also then emptied your Trash?

You need to properly re-install Leopard in order to get back that folder and to get your system working again. I guess you didn't have backups either?

Boot your iMac with your Leopard DVD and re-install using the "Archive and Install" feature. See the following link.

After you re-install and get your system back up and running, buy an external hard drive and use Time Machine to backup.

Regards.
QUOTE Thanks
natobat

 
Member Since: Jan 09, 2010
Posts: 2
natobat is on a distinguished road

natobat is offline
Thank you for your help, my iMac is working properly now.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Change System/User Password | the right beginner MAC for me? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
I accidentally deleted hidden files HELP!! foxie4 OS X - Operating System 2 09-29-2008 01:25 AM
Accidentally Deleted Entourage Calendar in iCal jeffc_7373 OS X - Apps and Games 1 09-23-2008 10:17 AM
Accidentally deleted my "web.mac.com" Welcome Carleen Switcher Hangout 2 05-19-2008 02:24 AM
Deleted domain file in iWeb - How to get it back Jonnyfive OS X - Apps and Games 1 02-08-2008 06:47 PM
Not too pleased with new iMac JunMacTech Apple Desktops 14 12-05-2005 08:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?