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I accidentally UN-installed Bonjour. How do I get it back?

10774 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 1, 2012 6:19 PM by b noir RSS
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Oct 29, 2012 8:25 PM

I accidentally UN-installed Bonjour.  A box came up and said to get Bonjour back I needed to un-install iTunes and re-install iTunes.  Does that mean I will lose my whole library if I un-install iTunes?  Can I get Bonjour without un-installing iTunes? 




iPod touch, Windows Vista
  • b noir Level 9 Level 9 (71,990 points)

    Uninstalling and then reinstalling your iTunes should also get your Bonjour reinstalled.


    For the reinstall, use an installer downloaded from the Apple website:



    ... or you could get it back via your Apple Software Update for Windows.


    Under normal circumstances, an uninstall/reinstall of iTunes doesn't touch your content. (That being said, it's still always a good idea to maintain a current backup at all times in case of disasters.)


    If you'd prefer not to uninstall iTunes, try the following procedure.


    Download and save a copy of the iTunesSetup.exe (or iTunes64setup.exe) installer file to your hard drive:



    Download and install the free trial version of WinRAR:



    Right-click the iTunesSetup.exe (or iTunes64setup.exe), and select "Extract to iTunesSetup" (or "Extract to iTunes64Setup"). WinRAR will expand the contents of the file into a folder called "iTunesSetup" (or "iTunes64Setup").


    Go into the folder and doubleclick the Bonjour.msi (or Bonjour64.msi) to do a standalone Bonjour install.


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