On MacBook Pro running Lion 10.7.5. Safari barely opens but crashes immediately. Long crash report follows. Have tried various suggestions on forum pages, i.e. removing extensions from library (found none), removed cache files from user library related to Safari. Deleted preference files from user library related to Safari. Still will not open. Also having trouble opening web pages in Google Chrome browser. This is happening after a recovery mode reinstall of system softeware.
I'm now experiencing the same trouble with Mail. The program opens and starts to download mail, then quits. Followed by another crash report. I've run every utility I can think of. Apple Genius ran hardware test on computer and found no problems. Suggested re loading System Software from recovery mode, which I did.
Thank you, Linc. I booted in Safe Mode and opened Safari. This time it stayed open. I immediately cleared history and reset Safari. The extensions panel showed clear as I was in safe mode. I also checked Mail and all traffic downloaded normally. Chrome checks out OK also.
I rebooted into its normal startup and all appears to be working as usual. The exensions file in Safari still shows to be empty. Hope this works for a while. Thanks, again.