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Why cant I reinstall Quicktime?

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Jul 19, 2012 7:27 AM

I am using mac os Snow Leopard - I recenlty thought I deleted quciktime (dragging it from the apps folder into the trash), but when I tried to reinstall it from the quicktime website, it seemed to think it was on my machine. I can't see it anywhere, and I cant find my Snow Leopard os disk at home to reinstall from there. Any way I can easily reinstall quicktime without the os disk? Thanks

  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to chap66)

    I am using mac os Snow Leopard - I recenlty thought I deleted quciktime (dragging it from the apps folder into the trash), but when I tried to reinstall it from the quicktime website, it seemed to think it was on my machine. I can't see it anywhere, and I cant find my Snow Leopard os disk at home to reinstall from there. Any way I can easily reinstall quicktime without the os disk?

    QT (the structure) is embedded in the Mac OS and cannot "normally" be removed or replaced except by installing/updating the OS. QT Players are simply GUI apps that interact with the embedded QT structure. These apps can easily be deleted or replaced but the specifics for doing so depend on app involved. First of all, QT v7.7 for Leopard cannot be installed on a Snow Leopard system. Only a spececially modified version of QT v7.6.6 (most current) can be installed in the "Applications/Utilities" folder as per these instructions. In the case of the QT X (v10.0) Player, you can reinstall it from Snow Leopard Installer/Backup disc using an app like Pacifist or the system's "Context" menu option to find and extract/copy the QT X Player to the "Applications" folder.

     

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