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Hi,
Newbie here.
I was playing around with my files and I think i have deleted something that's called System Profiler.
I cannot find it anywhere anymore.
As well, when I click on the apple symbol and select ABOUT THIS MAC, i am unable to select MORE INFO.
How do I retrieve this file?
Hope someone can help.
Thanks !!
 

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To get System Profiler back;

The hard way is to reinstall OS X.
The easier way is to use a program called Pacifist to retrieve it from the OS X Install CD. You'll have to dig through a couple packages - I'm not sure off the top of my head where it will be but it should be in something called Mac OS X Essentials IIRC.
 

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THANKS CHEALION- for taking the time to explain.
I ended up reinstalling the OS X.
I was able to retrieve SYSTEM PROFILER.
One other question.....since you seem to be an 'expert'.....? :)
Now that I have something under PREVIOUS SYSTEM- if I deleted that, would it have any effect on any of my current software?

Thanks again,
Richierich
 

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One other question.....since you seem to be an 'expert'.....? :)
Now that I have something under PREVIOUS SYSTEM- if I deleted that, would it have any effect on any of my current software?
You did an Archive & Install of your new system. The old system is in the 'Previous System' folder. Dig in there and get all your stuff from the previous set up - applications, your old user account...

Once you have retrieved everything you want from it, you can delete it.
 

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That is incorrect information- - please if you are not SURE you know what you are talking about don't offer advice.

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Rich

ALL of User accounts and applications, email, music etc will have been moved from the old OS to the new OS
There are only a couple of items like Steermouse and other embedded items that may not move.

Just check your system preferences to see if there is anything missing - you can always reinstall those.
No harm to leave the old system there for a few days but you can safely trash it as long as you did an Archive and Install in a standard manner.

Trying to "dig" into a system folder is a recipe for disaster.
You ARE of course backed up...right ;)
 

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Thanks MACDOC

Thanks for your help.
Backed up?
What exactly is that?
Is it storing all important info on a flash drive?
If it is, I will probably do that soon.
i dont really have anything vital to save except for a few emails /contacts/pictures and iTunes Library.
Thanks to all who helped on this.
I wish I had you as my permanent Apple Care:lmao:
 

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Hey Richierich

Don't get MacDoc started on backing up... you could be here for a long time :D

He's right of course. The important thing is to decide what's important and what's not. My strategy is that I make occasional backups of enormous files to external hard drives (e.g. itunes library, photo library...). I don't backup to a full bootable drive as I seem to change computers much faster than my hard drives crash... ;)

For important data, I backup in real time using iDisk. Best money I've ever spent...
 
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