help: accidentally deleted the PrivateFrameworks folder

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by vanerz, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. vanerz

    vanerz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi. I was trying to uninstall my iTunes 8.2 and downgrade it to 8.1.1. I was suppose to run this command in Terminal. But I only copied and pasted until the red portion:

    sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DeviceLink.framework /System/Library/Extensions/AppleMobileDevice.kext /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/iTunesAccess.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreFP.framework /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/MobileDevice.framework

    Now I'm paranoid if I screwed up. And if I did, would I be able to recover what I lost? Pls. help.:(

    Thanks.
     
  2. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    563
    What was wrong with iTunes 8.2?
     
  3. vanerz

    vanerz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Nothing wrong with it...it's just that I needed to downgrade it's version. I can't exactly discuss the reason behind the downgrade because discussions of j**lb***king is prohibited here.
     
  4. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    563
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, I think your OS X installer can repair damage if you boot from the restore DVD.

    Try applei.ph
     
  5. vanerz

    vanerz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would you know what the folder I deleted would usually contain so I'd know if it is urgent that I restore it?
     
  6. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    563
    I looks like you cannot use your phone anymore. DVD installer's probably in your box.
     
  7. vanerz

    vanerz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    Actually, it's not the phone's PrivateFrameworks folder that I deleted, it's my macbook's.:( I dunno what to do...my menu bar is acting strange...the time doesn't show anymore.

    I hope there's a way I can recover from this. Oh well..:(
     
  8. yoh_hectic

    yoh_hectic PhilMUG Addict Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    2,645
    Likes Received:
    563
    When i said you cannot use your phone anymore what i meant was iTunes cannot use your phone anymore.

    you can restore your mac using the DVD restore disc. it will not delete your data. it'll just revert your Mac's OS to its previous version with the previous version of iTunes in which you must update. Unfortunately I do not know how to upgrade to iTunes 8.11 with System Update.
     
  9. vanerz

    vanerz Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2007
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    0
    This looks promising. Could you teach me how to do this restore? My mac came with a tiger os x installer. But i recently upgraded to leopard.
     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!