I have the exact same problem as this person: Accidentally deleted a system framework, macOS screwed!, except that I removed; Social.framework, Weathkit.framework and ContactsAgent.framework.

Finder reptitively fails saying it can't load the libraries. I can view the files in my .Trash directory via Terminal, however I've unsuccessfully attempted to move them back multiple times by executing mv .Trash/Social.framework.

Honestly, I really dont care about any of those apps but I want Finder to work.

If someone would please upload a zip file of those frameworks, so that I could do the same thing as Sayan and replace, that would be much appreciated.

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    Best to boot into recovery disk and reinstall macos. This will not over right any if your data.also how did you move those files they are protected by sip. – user151019 Jul 29 '18 at 9:45
  • @Mark possible case for a user level account cf an admin account perhaps. – Solar Mike Jul 29 '18 at 10:21
  • @SolarMike I do not understand your comment – user151019 Jul 29 '18 at 10:30
  • @Mark there are different account levels a user can be set to - ordinary user accounts can’t easily delete system files without entering the admin password... – Solar Mike Jul 29 '18 at 10:33
  • @SolarMike But no user including admins can delete system files they are protected by SIP unless you have turned SIP off - which if you have you should already know enough to be able to restore the files. – user151019 Jul 29 '18 at 10:34

Since this is a duplicate of the linked questions - be sure to edit your post to explain how you can’t follow the several steps in the answers below to bring back the files. This is covered in several of the canonical questions on this site:

We strongly discourage any breaking of EULA / sharing of files and a strict reading of Apple’s license is you can’t redisctibute or derive new works from the OS they distribute. Since we’re not lawyers, we don’t try to pick apart where in the world or why an EULA may not apply due to local courts and local laws and just avoid this sort of thing entirely since we can’t really answer legal questions well here.

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