Solved Why won't Safari open on my Mac running High Sierra

February 13, 2018 at 20:47:59
Specs: Macintosh
Recently updated to High Sierra.Had to force quit Safari. When i try to reopen in Applications it just says it cant because safari is not responding

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February 14, 2018 at 06:07:43
Quite why you can't open Safari is a mystery; often such issues are related to damaged files (be it Windows based OS apps or Mac).

This is the Apple how to re-install the OS - without losing data; and they also advise the safeguarding of those personal files first...

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT2...

and another similar:

https://macpaw.com/how-to/reinstall...



#1
February 13, 2018 at 23:20:46
You may try to uninstall Safari and reinstall it.

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#2
February 14, 2018 at 03:18:30
I’ve had one or two minor irrtations with Safari recently - I’m still on el captan.

The only way to re-install Safari as best I know (it comes as part of the Mac OS) is a re-install of the OS.

There is way to do this and not lose data etc. But wise nonetheless to safeguard important “stuff” first. At the least a Time Machine backup, and also to an external hard drive if possible - i use both.

You need an ethernet connection throughout the whole re-installation, as the system reboots at lesst once, and uses Apple online resources for the re-installation.

I’m not chez-moi just now but can post the link to how I din it all (Apple support link) later.

The re-installation takes a wee while... But it resolved completely all the Safari issues I was having; some of which seemed to be consequence of a Safarii update...

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#3
February 14, 2018 at 04:20:09
Have you already tried to reset Safari from the Safari menu?

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February 14, 2018 at 06:07:43
✔ Best Answer
Quite why you can't open Safari is a mystery; often such issues are related to damaged files (be it Windows based OS apps or Mac).

This is the Apple how to re-install the OS - without losing data; and they also advise the safeguarding of those personal files first...

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT2...

and another similar:

https://macpaw.com/how-to/reinstall...


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