4021 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2009 8:31 AM by ~Bee
Okay... I never said to upgrade. I don't understand why it did this...
Mac OS X does not upgrade by itself; you had to have agreed to it, even if you didn't realize it or don't remember it. Did you recently install iTunes 9.x or anything else via Software Update? If so, that's why you have Safari 4.0.3 now.
Installing Safari does not erase your History, your Bookmarks or anything else. What system maintenance have you done, and when was the last time you did it? How much free space do you have on your hard drive, and what is the total capacity of your hard drive?
What should I do?
That all depends on what the problem is, which we haven't determined yet.
How can I make it download again?
Test Safari by creating a new User account and see if you can download anything in that account. If you can, the problem is specific to your regular user account; otherwise it's a systemwide issue.
After you do these things, insert your Mac OS X install disc and startup your Mac with it by holding down the 'C' key until you see the spinning gear icon, then release it and wait for it to finish. Select your language, then go to the menu bar and choose Utilities > Disk Utility. Select the icon for the name of your hard drive on the left, then click Repair Disk Permissions and when that finishes, click Repair Disk.
Post back with the exact text of any disk problems it was unable to fix, as well as the information asked for at the top of this post.
Dear Golden Shoes,
No, I have not recently installed the iTunes 9.x or any Software Updates. I didn't do any maintenance. The last time I did was in... June? About June or early July. I had about 46.23 GB on my hard drive out of 74.
Did you by any chance open up another user account on your Mac?
Did you decide to change the name of your home folder?
Yes! I changed it from my first and last name as one whole word to making them separate. Was that a mistake? God, this whole thing erased everything I had. I'll post back when I do that disk repair thing. I've done that before and it didn't really fix anything, but I'll see again.
You need to fix that . . .
Change it back to it's original name.
And all your stuff is still there.
Read this FAQ:
Message was edited by: ~Bee