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Safari broken on Lion

  • 06-08-2012 11:03pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭ Hugh_C


    I have a pain in me ring with Safari (5.1.6) on Lion (10.7.4). For no apparent reason, Safari became somehow corrupt and when I try to launch it, it immediately crashes. I've tried trashing a few appropriate plist prefs (had to find Library first) and then when I had no joy there, I tried reinstalling Lion from the Recovery drive, thinking that it would overwrite Safari and other system files. Alas no joy, it still crashes.

    Do I have no oter alternative but to revert to Snow Leopard and do a clean install and then try again? This seems a long way round to fix what should have been a simple fix.


    Thanks for any advice ...



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,159 ✭✭✭ ZENER

    Have you tried creating a new account on OS X and try Safari from there ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,852 ✭✭✭ Hugh_C

    yep, forgot to say that. Similarly broken on Guest account and new account.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,537 thecommander

    Do you use 1password? Had problems with it, I just removed the extention.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,852 ✭✭✭ condra

    Have you tried installing Safari 6?

    Safari 5 had lots of stability problems.