safari wont open!

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  1. iFALLdownHILLS

    iFALLdownHILLS no more hills for me

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    last time i received an update, when my computer restarted, i could not open safari. I am using tiger 10.4.

    anyone know what happened? Do I have to reinstall safari or the whole OS?

    Please help if you have any ideas, thanks
     
  2. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    try this

    took the folder of ~user/Library/Safari out of finder and put it on the desktop
    open safari
    move bookmarks.plist to new ~user/Library/Safari that is created upon opening
    delete old folder from desktop
     
  3. iFALLdownHILLS

    iFALLdownHILLS no more hills for me

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    nah thats not gonna work, i cant open safari at all

    i get the old

    "The application Safari quit unexpectedly.
    Mac OS X and other applications are not affected
    Click Reopen to open the application again. Click Report to see more details or send a report to Apple."
     
  4. doublemeat

    doublemeat New Member

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    can you open safari from another account?

    if you can then that will mean you're not totally fucked. just a little fucked. :mamoru:
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :uh: did you even try it? how do you know its not going to work if you dont try it? :hsugh:
     
  6. _Trev_

    _Trev_ Ya gotta pay the troll toll... OT Supporter

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    Ever since I upgraded to leopard if i try to open safari, the icon just bouces a couple times and then goes away. I've tried searching online for a solution for hours on end, going through several fixes including reinstalling several times and it still won't launch. I get zero feedback too, since it doesn't seem to crash, it just won't open. Luckily I use Camino I guess :dunno:
     
  7. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    do what Pineapple Devil first. If it doesn't work do the following

    trash ~/library/preferences/safari.plist

    if that don't work I believe you can reinstall Safari from your Leopard/Tiger disc.

    If that still doesn't work, create a new user and see if it works there. If it does, you are going to have to move the entire ~/library/preferences folder to desktop. If it doesn't work in the new user, you are fucked. Time to reinstall.
     
  8. iFALLdownHILLS

    iFALLdownHILLS no more hills for me

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    yeah i tried it... then i posted
     

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