HT5275: About Safari 6 for OS X LionLearn about About Safari 6 for OS X Lion
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to umbrella.s)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2012 6:26 AM (in response to umbrella.s)
To reinstall Safari in Mountain Lion, you will need to reinstall Mountain Lion itself.
If you upgraded to Mountain Lion from an earlier system, you can re-download the installer using the Purchases section of App Store, and run it again. (If you kept a copy of the installer you can run it again without having to re-download it.)
Alternatively, or if your Mac came with Mountain Lion preinstalled, you can use the Recovery partition to reinstall Mountain Lion (this will download Mountain Lion again, so you won't save any bandwidth). To get to the Recovery partition, restart the computer while holding down the Command-R key combination, or you can get there by holding down the Option key at startup and choosing "10.8 Recovery" from the list of options.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to David Empson)
Seriously? I have to reinstall an entire OS just for the Browser?
Time to google alternatives! haha
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 6:58 PM (in response to Blueloony)
You can open the Mountain Lion install .dmg with shareware app Pacifist. And install Safari app fron Essentials.pkg
Or download Mountain Lion 10.8.2 Update (google for it). And then use Pacifist to install.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 6:14 AM (in response to just1ed)
If Safari had been deleted, then installing it from the 10.8.2 combo update with Pacifist will not work. The 10.8.2 combo update only contains a partial copy of Safari 6.0.1. Most of the files that comprise the Safari application were not modified between 6.0 and 6.0.1, so they are not included in the 10.8.2 combo update. The end result is a non-functional application with the wrong icon that is only about 10% of the correct size (I tried it).
Using Pacifist to install Safari from the Mountain Lion installer will work, but if your copy of the installer is for an older version (i.e. 10.8 or 10.8.1) you would also need to manually install Safari from the 10.8.2 combo update using Pacifist (on top of the older version, so it updates the appropriate files) or just run the 10.8.2 combo install normally.
If you don't want to use Pacifist, then it is not difficult to reinstall the entire operating system (which won't require wiping anything), then reinstall the 10.8.2 combo update if your OS installer is an older version. This method will just take longer, and may require re-downloading the roughly 4.3 GB Mountain Lion installer or the roughly 650 MB 10.8.2 combo update. You need the Mountain Lion installer for either method anyway.
Message was edited by: David Empson
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2013 1:44 AM (in response to David Empson)