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HT5568 I have Mac OS X 10.7.5- can not download safari from anywhere, what should I do?

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Dec 23, 2012 4:21 AM

I have Mac OS X 10.7.5- can not download safari from anywhere, what should I do?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)

    Safari is part of OS X 10.7.5, and your downloads should be via  > Software Update...


    Can you provide some details on why you're trying to download Safari?  Did Safari get deleteed from the dock or from the /Applications folder?  Is Safari failing somehow?


    There are ways to re-load Safari using the standard updates, if so.  That usually involves re-applying the combo update kits, but I'd not start with that as a suggestion without knowing a little more about what's causing you to seek to re-download Safari...


    And FWIW, and this may well be obvious to you, but — based solely on your phrasing, as I don't know how familiar you are with this stuff — recognize that sites claiming to offer {Safari or other web browsers, video codecs, flash players, system performance accellerators, anti-virus software,  cache cleaners, games, whatever} can be distributing malware for OS X.  Once the tool is downloaded and installed and authenticated, then the tool can do whatever it wants.  Put another way, please don't try downloading Safari from anywhere.  Please get Safari only from the Apple web site.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)

    I would not encourage you to delete system components; not until after some determinations have been made and some other approaches have been considered or attempted or exhausted.


    To reinstall Safari, download the OS X 10.7.5 combo update from Apple or — and this is less common, and only if you're running the Lion Server OS X Server version of the operating system — download the 10.7.5 server combo update and apply it.


    If you wish to upgrade to OS X 10.8 (and after resolving this first issue with Safari), you'll first want to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for OS X 10.8, and then purchase and download the installer from the Mac App Store.  (And if you do decide to upgrade, also consider getting a backup or two before installing the new software.)

  • Marat Lanchin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've download the link you gave and I installed it on mac osx 10.7.5, but when I open Safari

    it now says:

    Check with the developer to make sure Safari works with this version of Mac OS X. You may need to reinstall the application. Be sure to install any available updates for the application and Mac OS X.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)

    Guessing...  What has happened with this system has apparently either caused problems elsewhere, or the original problem(s) that led to the deletion of and the attempt to upgrade to 10.8 was caused by problems elsewhere that have not yet been resolved.  As a next step, I'd reinstall all of OS X.  A reinstallation of OS X (so long as you don't wipe the disk) should not perturb your existing environment, but I'd make an external backup or two before following this path, just to maintain your data should something go wrong.  Or yes, a trip to the Apple store.

  • christiebrkt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear MrHoffman


    I am having similar issues, hadn't notice before as I have Firefox and Chrome installed on my Macbook air 10.7.5. I had some issues with both using a wiki so I tried to open Safari (and also download) but I receive this message when I try to open it (which by the way has a strange gray icon and 'no' symbol): You have Mac OS X 10.7.5. The application requires Mac OS X 10.8 or later.


    Basically it says the I cannot use this version of the application with mac os x. It is possible i downloaded something malicious, but I cannot think of anything. I tried downloading Safari but it told me I could not install that particular version when I tried to open in dowloads.


    Can you help me? I do not have time to leave the computer at the Apple store. I am in Italy and it will take weeks to get it back. I am in the middle of a semester teaching.


    Thanks much!


  • Marat Lanchin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The only thing that helped me was to reinstall Mac OS X.

  • MrHoffman Level 6 Level 6 (11,720 points)

    Probably not what you want to hear, but...


    There appears to be a Safari download (somewhere?) for 10.8, and you're running 10.7.


    Safari is integrated with OS X, is managed and is updated as a part of OS X — using  > Software Update — and there should be no need for additional nor separate Safari installers or kits.


    My earlier answers in this thread (still) apply.  Load the current 10.7 combo update — not the delta update — as a first attempt to resolve this, then if that fails, reinstall OS X.


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