4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2007 5:21 AM by sarahh186
Carole Higgins Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I trashed Safari!! Can I reinstall from the original software disk, without reinstalling other original software? All I see on the Apple site are upgrades.I just want Safari back and then can update. Arm in cast. They warned me not to drive, but should have warned that the pain pills would cause me to goof up my computer. Using Firefox now, but need Safari back! Thanks

iMAC 20" INTEL DUO, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • 1. Re: reinstall Safari from original disk?
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    Hi Carole

    Answer to your question is "yes".

    Have a look at this Apple article for installing other software, including Safari, from the Tiger DVD - see the section titled More custom reinstallation options with Mac OS X 10.4.

    Other Steps

    Move the Safari.pkg file in the HD>Library>Receipts folder to the trash.

    As a precaution, prior to reinstalling Safari, move your Safari folder, found via the Finder in your Home Folder>Library to the Desktop. It has your bookmarks, history etc. Once the reinstall is completed, move the folder back to its original location writing over the newly created folder.

    Remember too, the version of Safari you install will be specific to the Version on your installer DVD. Therefore, run Software Update and see if Safari updates appear. (Your post tag says 10.4.5. I suspect you are using 10.4.10, which is the latest version of OS X Tiger. If not, please let me know, disregarding the following comment.) If not, reapply the 10.4.10 combined update to bring Safari up to the current version.

    "Repair Permissions" via Disk Utility in your Utilities folder when you are finished.
  • 2. Re: reinstall Safari from original disk?
    Carole Higgins Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    thank you for a quick and easy answer. everything works.
  • 3. Re: reinstall Safari from original disk?
    Hawaiian_Starman Level 7 Level 7 (21,415 points)
    You're welcome. Glad to help.

    Please change your "tag" in the "My Settings" section (panel on the right where you log-in) to reflect the correct version of OS X you are using. If not sure about the version, go to the Apple Menu>About this Mac.

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  • 4. Re: reinstall Safari from original disk?
    sarahh186 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've gone and done the same thing, deleted safari!
    I want to save my bookmarks and stuff if i can. would i do the same? I'm using Mac osx 10.3.9
    and is the disc i need the software install and restore disc? i cant remeber if this was the only disc that came with my powerbook....

    sarah