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Is it possible to delete/lose the Preferences icon on the dock?


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can you launch system preferences from the apple logo still? If you can you didn't delete it, you can find it in your utilities folder and drag it back to the dock if you would prefer to keep it there.

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you can find it in your utilities folder and drag it back to the dock if you would prefer to keep it there.
Actually, it's in the System/library/coreservices

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My brother deleted it off the dock and he couldn't find it anywhere else. He had created a new user and then accidentally deleted it from that users dock. It wasn't available to that user. I googled the problem and it came up in a few other places. He called apple support and they suggested he delete the user and start over. Of course this was his first hour with his new mac.
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If you're looking for System Preferences, that can be found in /Applications. Simply go there, and drag the app onto the Dock.

If you're looking for a way to restore the Dock completely to the way it was when you first booted the Mac, do the following:

- go to ~/Library/Preferences (the ~ means your user's home folder)
- delete the file named com.apple.dock.plist
- open the Terminal. You can find it in /Applications/Utilities
- type "killall Dock" without the quotes and press enter

That should restart your Dock with the factory settings and icons.
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