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Hi all,


I have accidently deleted the system preferences icon, and now, guess what, a big question mark awaits me in the dock, telling me I am an idiot, and that no "control panels" will work for me (at least the windows that holds them) :eek:neye:

So... how can I restore this file/icon ? A complete install from scratch ?

And how did the OS X give me such a possibility ? isn't it like deleting autoexec.bat on the PeeCee ? :spook:

Anyway, thanks in advance.
 
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does your system preferences in your applications folder work??? if so just drag and drop onto your dock

-chris
 
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Well...

coach_z said:
does your system preferences in your applications folder work??? if so just drag and drop onto your dock

-chris

That's exactly the icon I deleted.... :eek:neye:

Wasn't it supposed to be locked ?????
 
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no, its not locked, thats the actual system preferences app, apple assumes you won't delete it. you can a. reinstall your os, or b. use pacifist to extract the system prefs app from the panther install discs and that will work.
 
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Godfather said:
That's exactly the icon I deleted.... :eek:neye:

Wasn't it supposed to be locked ?????
hi

can you not just go to system preferences by choosing
apple logo then system preferences

this should place a fresh icon in the dock?

or am I missing something?

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Try this...click the finder icon, the one that looks klike a facr with the line down the middle....then click where it says applications on the left side colunm...then look for system prefs. If it is there you should be able to click on it or drag and drop it on to the dock. Sorry if this is over simplified, but I don't know your level of ability with OSX.

EDIT: I guess they beat me to it!!!
 
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um...here's a suggestion (i haven't exactly read the whole thread, but I'm on a time crunch and want to see i can suggest). If it's just the icon (not the preferences itself) can't you just get candy bar and hit restore on that icon? I think so. But I'd Suggest to listen to others first.
 
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sonofapplepm said:
Try this...click the finder icon, the one that looks klike a facr with the line down the middle....then click where it says applications on the left side colunm...then look for system prefs. If it is there you should be able to click on it or drag and drop it on to the dock. Sorry if this is over simplified, but I don't know your level of ability with OSX.

EDIT: I guess they beat me to it!!!
yea, that is what i was getting at....but that is the one he deleted...it makes more sense now...

just listen to macman like normal
-chris
 
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Well, I will give it a try...

Thanks for all the help, I will tell you soon what happened...
:doctor:
 
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go to your buddys house that has a mac or better yet...ill send it to yah...grab someone elses system preferance app put it in your folder and go, i dont think it stores information inside of the package but yet grabs the infor from the preference files so im thinking you just need the app itself
cause it you have to manually install APE you install it in a library file no where near the applications folder

if you want let me know if you need the application
 
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Macman said:
no, its not locked, thats the actual system preferences app, apple assumes you won't delete it. you can a. reinstall your os, or b. use pacifist to extract the system prefs app from the panther install discs and that will work.
Pacifist is friggin' awesome....it's saved my *** many a time when I've deleted stuff off the dock.... :doctor:
 
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