8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 10, 2006 5:07 PM by Mountain Mac
Jill Arenson Level 1 (25 points)
I think I mistakenly deleted my Safari launch icon. I sent what I thought was an alias to the trash and emptied the trash. Now I cannot locate a Safair icon in applications or anywhere to launch the Safari App.

How can I restore the Safar Application? Must I reinstall all the entire OS just to reinstall Safari? I would like to avoid this if possible.

I checked the install discs that came with my iMac, but Safari is not listed in the "bundled" applications.

Can I download an update or full version somewhere and restore the application that way?

Is there another way to fix this?

Thanks for any help or advice you can give.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.4)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,556 points)
    Use Pacifist to extract Safari from your Mac OS X 10.4 installation disks, and then run the combo updater for your version of Mac OS X.

  • JoGrammah Level 1 (30 points)
    Or, you could use Software Update to "update" Safari (this should actually install the app too if SU can't find it)

    Another alternative: go to Apple site, download Safari.
  • Jill Arenson Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks for the fast reply. Some more questions:

    I don't have Safari, so I no longer have a browser. How can I download Pacifist or Safari from Apple if I cannot launch a browser on that computer?

    I did go to the Apple site to try to find Safari but could not locate it. Do you have a link?

    Can I download the .pkg using another computer and copy it to a CD-R and transfer it to the injured computer that way?

    Thanks for the advice,
  • Niel Level 10 (298,556 points)
    Use the Finder's Connect to Server command in the Go menu to access this FTP site, copy one of the dmg files to your machine, double-click that, and use iCab to download Pacifist.

  • Jill Arenson Level 1 (25 points)
    Thanks for this advice. My first attempt was to try the easiest sounding solution which was to use the Software Updater to download any missing updates on that computer. Turned out that the latest combined update restored Safari. I took the added step of searching to see if there was an existing bookmark file left behind and there was. I backed that up and then applied the update.

    Sure enough, it restored Safari and I then restored the bookmark file, which restored all bookmarks. Good as new.

    Thanks to everyone who replied! Thank goodness for these discussion groups. They've solved more problems for me than Tech Support ever could!
  • Sandra Gonzalez Level 1 (55 points)
    I have somewhat off the topic question, I have Safari 1.2.1 (v125.1) and I want to update it cus now that I go to Yahoo! It tells me that in order to see the new Yahoo! page I should update my browser. How can I get Safari 2.0? Where can I download it? And is it free?
  • Niel Level 10 (298,556 points)
    You need to purchase Mac OS X 10.4 if you want a copy of Safari 2.0; if you're looking for a free solution, try using another browser such as Firefox.

  • Mountain Mac Level 3 (725 points)
    Sandra, as you can tell from Niel's comments, you have no choice but to get the free Firefox browser or pay to upgrade to Mac OS 10.4.

    Many of us so affected have found it necessary to complain to Yahoo's CEO. His snail mail address is:

    Mr. Terry S. Semel
    Yahoo! Inc.
    701 First Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA 94089

    Tell him via a nice letter that you are seriously dissapointed that his company requires expensive upgrades or changes to a non-Apple-standard browser in order to use his previously otherwise excellent site. Unfortunately, due to his insistence (or ignorance), you are now forced to abandon Yahoo for sake of Google (or some similar site/serach engine/free email) service.