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Deleted Network and cannot get into the settings anymore

by kicker618 / February 5, 2013 11:34 PM PST

So I was having issues with getting an internet connection. I played around in my network setting and deleted all of the random dates that showed "automatic). Then I closed the window and opened firefox. Now I cannot get any internet anywhere and I deleted my laptops ability to find internet by not having an option or place to get into.

Eventually I figured out a temporary solution in safari which allowed me to configure network through their but I want to fix the issue and be able to use the icon again.

When I click the icon now under system preferences all it does it load but nothing ever shows

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Time to use that Time Machine backup
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 6, 2013 7:06 AM PST

that we hear so much about on these forums.

Just Restore the Network app back to some date when it was working for you

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:(
by kicker618 / February 7, 2013 12:47 AM PST

Unfortunately the last time I backed up my stuff was over 8 months ago. That is my last option but rather not... I actually have a lot of junk and am thinking about doing a full system restore. However, there is so much stuff that I am going to lose and probably forget about.

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Depending on the OS version you are running,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 7:34 AM PST
In reply to: :(

something that you neglected to mention, it may be possible to do an Archive and Install of the OS.

This will replace the system while leaving your data and other non-apple apps alone.

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how?
by kicker618 / February 7, 2013 9:18 AM PST

and how do I do this?

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I refer you to my last post
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 7, 2013 8:54 PM PST
In reply to: how?

and point out that you are still not telling us what we need to know.

Please read the Red note that you will find underneath the text box on ALL new posts.

Without that information, we cannot move forward

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