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porrid Sep 18, 2012 02:46 PM
Trashed installed App
Oh my dog! I've made an utterly stupid mistake.

I trashed an installed app without following proper procedure and it's seriously affecting everything !

Is there a method of recovery for 10.6 ?
ibook_steve Sep 19, 2012 01:43 PM
What app? And how is it "seriously affecting everything"?

Spheric Harlot Sep 20, 2012 01:03 AM
And what is "proper procedure", as opposed to what you did?

"Proper procedure" is generally grabbing the damn thing and throwing it in the trash.
porrid Sep 22, 2012 07:47 PM
The app I improperly trashed directly out of my Applications folder was VirtualBox.

It's one of those apps that requires your Admin password in order to install it. I learned this after downloading a newer version just to see how it is meant to be installed. I didn't, though install the new one.

Usually those kind of apps come with an uninstall script and this case it didn't, but it was quite old and I never once used it.

What I mean by proper procedure is either using an included Uninstall script which in this case it didn't have or using AppDelete. In my case I simply moved the app to the trash. Usually when one tries to move an Admin Installed app, OSX warns one against doing this via a pop up dialog and in this case that didn't happen.

After I trashed the App, Time Machine reported a Failed back up and then after each time I made a screenshot a dialog notice pops up warning me about not ejecting disks properly.

I don't know if this error has caused it, but my Time Machine external drive won't even mount now.
ibook_steve Sep 23, 2012 10:26 AM
These are two completely separate issues. Trashing an app should not mess up your TM drive. Use Disk Utility to run first aid on the drive. It may be dying.

porrid Sep 26, 2012 07:28 PM
Ok, ibook_steve, thank you.

Since other issues are becoming evident, like Preview quitting each time I'm trying to save a pdf version of a jpeg or my Time Machine external Firewire 400 port no longer being recognized as an identifiable device, by the Apple System Profiler and to make matters worse although my external drive actually works any usb port on the back of my iMac also won't recognize my external back up drive. Just why both of these Time Machine port issues worked fine up until recently is rather disheartening and down right disappointing.

It therefore seems I'll have to reinstall the system, and am not looking forward to it since I will likely lose all the cool hacks that I've learnt from others will disappear, unless there is a way of storing and reinstalling those helpful navigation aspects ?
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