How can I reinstall Safari if one got corrupted?


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I tried that but it wouldn't install.

I had this problem in Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard. I downloaded the latest version from Apple, but the installer said that I had a newer version already installed. I had to use the application called Pacifist. It installs applications when the installer won't. It worked great.


That works for me on OSX Lion with all updates:

  • downoad latest Safari. Image with safari will mount automatically when download is complete otherwise you should click on it to get it mounted.
  • backup existing Safari (the one that you want to replace)
  • remove existing Safari using Terminal:

    sudo rm -rf /Applications/Safari.app/

  • just install it as usual application


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