IMac :: How To Restore System Preferences

Jul 20, 2010

somehow my system preferences got deleted. I go to open my system preferences and it says it is incomplete or damaged. How do i restore this?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Restore Resolution Choices In Display In System Preferences

May 11, 2012

Today I did my normal software update as usual only to find out the Lion update left me with only two choices of screen resolution, 1920x1200(too big) and 960x600(too small), on my 24" iMac. The same update did not affect my Pro. As I need a 1024x768 screen resolution on my iMac, how can I restore those screen resolution settings? I called AppleCare, and they sent me an additional update that I downloaded and installed but it did not change anything. My iMac is right at 5 years old. Do these things ever get to the point that updates create such problems? Everything was working perfectly until this happened. Plus they said there's no way to go back(that is, return to the same point that I was before the update).

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Restore System Preferences For Keyboard Text Replacements From Time Machine

Jun 27, 2014

I have a macbook with OSX 10.9.3 . 

The system preferences tab for Text Replacements in the Keyboard section is blank . 

How do i recover these from Time Machine ? I cannot see any appropriate flle name

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IMac :: Headphones Not Showing Up In System Preferences

Feb 3, 2009

I just plugged headphones into the headphone port on my iMac(dual core 2.4)

I went to system preferences, sound, then output and only the internal speakers show up.

I rebooted the machine and still, same thing.


I tried the same headphones on the eMac sitting next to it, and it worked just fine. Still confused about the iMac

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OS X :: IMac G4 / Leopard - System Preferences Lock

Mar 1, 2009

I have an iMac G4 with Leopard, and there seems to be a glitch with my System Preferences. I can lock and password protect all of the panes available as I would normally. I have however discovered an issue. These locks seem to unlock themselves after powering back on. I'm not sure if the same happens upon logging back in, as I never log out to start with. Any solutions for this? Better yet, am I the only one who experiences this?

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IMac :: Wooden System Preferences Icon - Can't Locate

Nov 2, 2010

I am trying to find a wooden system preferences icon and can't seem to find one.

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IMac :: Optimum Online Email - System Preferences

Apr 12, 2009

I can't connect the email on the mail application. I can't even go on the System preferences.

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IMac (Intel) :: Can't Find Bluetooth In System Preferences

Jun 17, 2014

I bought a new iMac in November 2013 which has a wireless keyboard and mouse, which worked well but won't connect since OS was updated. I've looked in System Preferences and there is no symbol for Blutooth. In System Report / Blutooth it says 'No Information Found'. It's strange because the keyboard and mouse worked fine up to downloading and installing the update (to OSX 10.9.3.) How I can get the Blutooth up and running again?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3), No Blutooth

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IMac :: Network Preferences- Cannot Get Main Page For System Preference?

Nov 30, 2010

Im trying to get into my Network preferences, but it is not letting me. All that I am getting is the main page for system preferences and it says loading network. There might already be a thread for this, but I couldn't find it.

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OS X Mavericks :: IMac System Preferences Will Not Recognize HP LaserJet 2600n

Sep 8, 2014

I am using a mid 2011 iMac 21 inch running Mavericks 10.9.4. Processor is Intel Core i5. Memory is 4GB 1333MHz DDR3. I have had a HP Color LaserJet 2600n connected since I bought the iMac new in November 2011. The printer continued to work after I upgraded from Lion. Thinking that the printer was not working I recently deleted the drivers. It simply turned out that its USB cable had become disconnected. I have since tried to reinstal it through Printer and Scanner Preferences but the iMac does not recognize it. The HP driver download page offers drivers for Lion but not for Mavericks, even though a (different) HP summary page of available drivers claims that that 2600n is supported by Mavericks.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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IMac (Intel) :: System Preferences Not Identifying Printer Connected To Network

Jun 27, 2014

My Wifi printer is definitely connected to my Network but when I try to connect it to my iMac using the System Preferences it does not show in the available printers window. How to get connected? Just changed to BT Infinity and installed the McAfee Security package could this be the cause?

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IMac (Intel) :: Mbox 2 Pro Error / Can't Delete Two Icons From System Preferences

Aug 20, 2014

i tried to install an mbox 2 pro, but don't finish the installation, I deleted all folders and I can't delete two icons from my system preferences; when I start my iMac, this failed and system collapses, what can I do?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Mbox 2pro Pro Tools

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MacBook Pro :: When Open The Accounts Preferences, System Preferences Quits Unexpectedly?

Apr 21, 2012

I've a MBP running 10.6.8. When I open the Accounts preferences, System preferences quits unexpectedly.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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IMac (Intel) :: Save Emails Then Restore System

Aug 29, 2014

My iMac is starting to be a bit slow and I think it,s due to the fact that as a new iMac user, I downloaded lots of things I don't really need.  I have all of my files on an external hard drive so I'm not scared of what I might loose if I reset my system. 

Only thing I'm scared are my emails.  Is there a way for my to save everything on an external drive, restore my system (which I don't know how to do) and once everything is back in order, I could simply import my emails and it would be as if nothing happened (well, for my emails at least)? 

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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IMac (Intel) :: Reformat Old And Restore Files On New System

Aug 27, 2014

I have an early 2008 iMac which I am about to sell and replace with a newer version. I regularly use Time Machine to do back ups. What's the best way to reformat my old machine before I sell and also restore all my files onto the new iMac?

IMac, Macbook Pro

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IMac (Intel) :: OS X Mavericks (10.5.8) System Restore In External Disk

Dec 9, 2014

I have a iMac with 10.8.5 sistem and I have an external disk with Mavericks. I want to change the external disk and it's my first time with Time Machine.

I've read about to make the copy but to restore I don`t want to restore it in the computer hard disk. I want to meka it in an external disk and I don`t know how Time Machine works. Can I choose where I want to do the restore?

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), Mac OS X (10.5.8), External disk with Mavericks

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Applications :: Where Are The Preferences In System Preferences Located

May 12, 2010

I'm not talking about the System Preferences app itself, I'm talking about the settings within the app. So for instance, the security settings, and the mouse settings, energy saver, etc.

Where can I find the settings files on my Mac so I can back them up?

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IMac :: Headphones Not Showing In System Preferences / Only Showing Internal Speakers

Jun 5, 2010

I just plugged headphones into the headphone port on my iMac(dual core 2.4) I went to system preferences, sound, then output and only the internal speakers show up. I rebooted the machine and still, same thing.

I tried the same headphones on the eMac sitting next to it, and it worked just fine. Still confused about the iMac

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IMac PPC :: Can't Open "preferences System" In Apple Menu

Mar 11, 2012

I wanted to cha,ge my security code and I can't open the "preferences system" in the apple menu.


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OS X :: Unable To Make Any Changes On System Preferences / Put Parental Control On System

Mar 29, 2010

could not be sure whether the Admin user - password reset with the CD would be the solution to my question as suggested in previous threads I searched - and have no idea where my start up install CD is

So my question-

I was trying to put parental control to ask for password when my computer starts up. I did something I guess and messed up the info.

I can log in with my own account when I restart my apple - which says now it is a standard account (must have messed that up)- but can not make any changes on system preferences or anything else that requires login and password. It requires Admin info. My own login that I use now used to be my admin so do not have any other info set.

now on system pref - accounts - an account titled "test" seems to be admin but can not even access that and reverse myself to be the admin since I can not unlock system pref. Or cant click on "Login Options" for the same reason.

There are no other users on this computer than me.

What do I need to do to make myself admin again?

Hope this was somewhat a clear question

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Sharing System Preferences Freezes Entire System

Jul 3, 2012

I recently took the plunge and installed Lion after being content with Snow Leopard....well now I have quite a few issues. When I open system preferences for some reason it automatically opens to Network...why I'm not sure. When I click show all, then click sharing, I can't make any changes in the Sharing preferences without my entire system locking up. I can't force quit or anything. I can still use the mouse but all I have is the rainbow wheel!

I have searched and searched and haven't been able to fix it. I have tried booting into the Guest account and the same problem happens there. I have trashed all the plist files everyone says to try. I have tried repairing permissions etc. I feel like I have tried everything. Is there anything else that I can do without have to do a clean re-install. I'm hearing if I do this that I won't be able to migrate my files from by backups due to permission problems?

I also took a look at my system log and it is full of this!
Jul 3 22:24:26 jessica-imac[1] ([1307]): Exited with code: 1
Jul 3 22:24:26 jessica-imac[1] ( Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds .....

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Restore The Java Preferences?

May 9, 2012

I mistakenly deleted Java Preferences from my Utilities folder. How can I restore it? Is there an easy way?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore Color Preferences

Jun 26, 2012

I was in WORD and messed with the colors in System Preferences and now want to restore the original (pre-mess). I have Time Machine. What files should I restore, if any?

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Software :: How To Restore Java Application Preferences?

May 26, 2010

i mistakenly deleted the java preferences application from utilities, how do i restore it?

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MacBook :: Internet Says Have Internet But Wont Connect - Cannot Open System Preferences Or Internet Preferences

May 10, 2009

I have a macbook a little over a year old. It's my first mac and I love it. Yesterday though it started acting really weird. I first noticed that it was really, really hot and the fan was running. I turned it off and back on and here's what I found out:

Applications are being deleted from macbook. ITunes, IPhoto, iChat have clear question marks over icon. There are 8-10 blank spaces in the Applications folder where applications have been deleted. However, data is still there (ex. pictures still there, but no iPhoto).

Internet= Says I have internet but wont connect.

Cannot open " System Preferences" or "Internet Preferences".

If connected to home computer will connect to internet and allowed to open internet preferences but still no system preferences.

If shut down....takes a while to come back on and starts up 2-3 times.

Also "Preview" is gone. Now " ColorSync Utility" opens.

Is this my hard drive dying? I'm tech challenged, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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IMac (Intel) :: Cannot Restore To Earlier Time / Restore Button Blanked Out

Sep 8, 2014

I have an external hard drive which shows all time machine backups but I cannot restore to an earlier time, restore button blanked out.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011)

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OS X :: Can't Get Into System Preferences?

Jun 6, 2009

When I go into system preferences a screen comes up saying my network settings have been changed by another application. I can't delete this or get into system preferences.

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OS X :: Some System Preferences Not Working?

Apr 26, 2010

When I try to change the keyboard system preferences or the bluetooth system preferences, the 'application' locks up (Doesn't bring up any details, force quit gets out of it). I've tried leaving it for ages to see if it eventually opens but it doesn't.

This means I can't use any bluetooth devices or change the keyboard shortcuts.

It only happens on one of my otherwise identical Mac Pros; the other is fine.

Any clues as to how to repair it? I tried reinstalling Snow Leopard but that didn't help. I didn't do a clean install though as I'd rather put up with it than make a clean install work with all the apps etc.

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OS X :: Two IStatLocalDaemon In System Preferences?

Sep 5, 2010

In System preferences > Security> Firewall> Advance, I see two iStatLocalDaemon. How come there are two? Is this normal and if not, what is the problem?

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OS X :: Cannot Open System Preferences?

Aug 17, 2006

I'm trying to do some work in the system prefs, and the app. just won't open. Sometimes it just bounces in the dock bar, and other times it does nothing.

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