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Archived - Safari may not work after an Archive and Install

If Safari won't work after you do an Archive and Install, follow the instructions below.
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When you try to open Safari after an Archive and Install, the Safari icon may bounce in the Dock and display the triangle that indicates activity, though no window appears.

This occurs when performing an Archive and Install of an older version of Mac OS X over a newer version. For example, you might Archive and Install Mac OS X 10.3.5 on a computer that, prior to the install, had Mac OS X 10.3.9. The best solution is to update to the same version of Mac OS X that you had before the Archive and Install, or a later version.

Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
  • Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
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