3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2010 9:36 AM by Michael Frank
thesilverarrows Level 1 Level 1
This morning, Safari application was no longer in the Applications Folder on my iMac. (Nor was FireFox!) Can't find it anywhere, even using 'Search'.

So, I installed Safari from a previously downloaded .dmg/.pkg. Went through all the steps, and greeted with "Installation was successful!!!"

However, the [supposedly] newly installed Safari application is nowhere to be found.

I have been through various cycles of this, even downloading anew on MacBook and then dragging from MacBook to iMac. I have been careful to use the correct versions to match the Mac OS 10.6.2 that's on the iMac.

I'm befuddled. Can't find a similar problem on the forum ...

iMac (Aug 2007); 3 MacBooks, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Airport Extreme.
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10

    *I have been careful to use the correct versions to match the Mac OS 10.6.2 that's on the iMac.*


    First, instead of using a .dmg Safari from a previously downloaded .dmg/.pkg... that might be a previous version of Safari, Go here and try downloading the newest version of Safari.


    Make sure and select Snow Leopard on the left. If after the installation, you still can't use Safari
    after you download and install Safari....

    When you have probems with applications disappearing, it's probably a good time to check the startup disk for errors.

    Insert your install disk and Restart, holding down the "C" key until grey Apple appears.
    Go to Installer menu and launch Disk Utility.
    Select your HDD (manufacturer ID) in the left panel.
    Select First Aid in the Main panel.
    *(Check S.M.A.R.T Status of HDD at the bottom of right panel. It should say: Verified)*
    Click Repair Disk on the bottom right.
    If DU reports disk does not need repairs quit DU and restart.
    If DU reports errors Repair again and again until DU reports disk is repaired.
    When you are finished with DU, from the Menu Bar, select Utilities/Startup Manager.
    Select your start up disk and click Restart

    While you have the Disk Utility window open, look at the bottom of the window. Where you see Capacity and Available. *Make sure there is always 10% to 15% free disk space*

    If the startup disk appears to be ok and there sufficient disk space, try booting in Safe Mode

    What is Safe Mode


    Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
  • thesilverarrows Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you for your instructions. I followed them precisely.

    1. All Safari versions I had been working with were version 4.0.4.

    2. Disk Utility told me the hard drive was fine. It made no repairs. (Yesterday, I had 'verified' the hard drive and Disk Utility told me the same thing.)

    3. Downloaded Safari again from apple.com, using FireFox. Installed it.

    4. No Safari in Applications Folder; no Safari anywhere.


    My son has login on the same iMac. He perchance had Safari, but had previously dragged it to his desktop.

    So I duplicated his Safari, dragged it from his Desktop into the Applications Folder, logged in to my iMac account, and there it was in the Applications Folder. I opened it and have been able to surf internet.

    Possible problem is that [from 'More Info'] the Permissions are different from what I'd expect ...

    And this still doesn't solve, or even explain, the original problem.
  • Michael Frank Level 1 Level 1
    Safari has suddenly disappeared from my computer as well. In addition my computer no longer recognizes the external Maxtor hard drive that I have been using for many years.
    Help please!