Help! Finding and Reinstalling Dependencies for all Applications

Hi!

This morning, I was fooling around on my computer when I came across a couple of Gnome-related(I'm on XFCE) dependencies. My dumbass decided to delete them because "they must not be doing anything right?" and ended up breaking gtk and a couple of other fairly critical applications. My computer still functions but just barely(my desktop doesn't show, all my them-related parts of my system are white, etc..). Is there a way to check and re-install any missing dependencies or will I have to restore a backup?

Thanks!

/var/log/pacman.log

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So I using that file, I was able to see what packages I uninstalled so I re-installed them and rebooted but it did not do anything... here's the relevant part of the file:

[2019-11-08T07:43:27-0800] [ALPM] removed gnome-themes-extra (3.28-1)
[2019-11-08T07:43:27-0800] [ALPM] removed gnome-settings-daemon (3.34.1-1)
[2019-11-08T07:43:27-0800] [ALPM] removed libgweather (3.34.0-1)
[2019-11-08T07:43:27-0800] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'glib-compile-schemas.hook'...
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'systemd-daemon-reload.hook'...
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'systemd-udev-reload.hook'...
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'systemd-update.hook'...
[2019-11-08T07:43:28-0800] [ALPM] running 'update-desktop-database.hook'...
[2019-11-08T08:12:08-0800] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -S gnome-themes-extra gnome-settings-daemon libgweather'
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] transaction started
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] installed gnome-themes-extra (3.28-1)
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] installed libgweather (3.34.0-1)
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] installed gnome-settings-daemon (3.34.1-1)
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] transaction completed
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] running 'glib-compile-schemas.hook'...
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] running 'gtk-update-icon-cache.hook'...
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] running 'systemd-udev-reload.hook'...
[2019-11-08T08:12:13-0800] [ALPM] running 'systemd-update.hook'...

Let me hazard a guess...no backup, right?

No, as I mentioned in my topic, I DO in fact have backups, it's just that I would rather not wait for a full system restore as I have work I need to get done today and this seemed like a fairly trivial problem to fix.

So I just ended up restoring my system from my last backup point(yesterday). Thanks everyone for their help!

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