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Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

I accidentaly deleted my items In SYSTEM PREFERENCES how do i get them back i have a Mac OS X 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 Please help me with this


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • babowa Level 7 (29,940 points)

    Try downloading and reinstalling the Combo 10.6.8 update (if that is what you're on):

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    wait so it will bring back my items in System Preferences?

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Most likely.

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried it but it says : INSTALLATION FAILED

  • Vappleslc Level 1 (10 points)

    If that is the case you would need to do a reinstall of the OS X.  Follow this article:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1710

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    if i have to do with a DVD i dont have one i got this 4 years ago and dont have the DVDs but i have the stuff and manual and all that

  • babowa Level 7 (29,940 points)

    I'd be careful with the link provided above; it is quite outdated and for older systems - so, unless your machine originally came with 10.3 or 10.4, the process is simplified. And, there is no longer an "archive & install". So, that brings us to this question:

     

    What OS version did your computer come with? If it came with 10.5 (Leopard) or 10.6 (Snow Leopard), it came with install disks. If you do not have them any longer, you will need to call Apple and give them your serial number - they will send you your machine specific disks for a nominal charge. You cannot reinstall the OS without the disk and, as you can see, you need it now and will need it again if you sell/gift your machine.

     

    If the installation failed with the Combo update, then I'd suggest a reinstall. It is quite straight forward: insert disk, restart while holding down C key, go to Utilities/Disk Utility and choose repair disk and repair permissions, and then erase disk. The installer will then reinstall after that. Make very sure you have a backup of your stuff beforehand that you can copy back when you're done with the reinstall.

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    but wait without my sytem preferences do i need them or is it ok if i lost them because i have deleted 20,000 things without looking at what i deleted Permenentaly also the Network Preferences after that i started getting problems with WIFI i cant connect my device to wifi is it about the things i deleted or is the WIFI problem Seperate problem

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    Sarah  --

     

    i lost them because i have deleted 20,000 things without looking at what i deleted Permenentaly

     

    Are you serious???

    Why on earth would you do something like that???

  • babowa Level 7 (29,940 points)

    We don't know for sure if your Wifi settings are part of the 20,000 things you deleted, and...

     

    YES, you do need ALL the System Preferences. They are your system settings for all sorts of things.

     

    I won't ask why you would delete things without knowing or looking, but, for the future: Do NOT delete anything except files or pictures that YOU added; other than that, ask first.

     

    So, back to my previous suggestion: you need to reinstall your entire system.

  • ~Bee Level 7 (31,425 points)

    you need to reinstall your entire system.

     

    Right, B.

    Good Grief!

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

         Well mostly Pictures and Textbook files and rarely saw any thing i needed cause my Mac was getting slower and slower so i didnt know what to do

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    is there anything else then that >>? then restoring my whole Mac

  • Sarahdiya Level 1 (0 points)

    can u give me another link to my Mac to Reinstall everything

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