3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2008 12:53 PM by Kappy
Ryoichi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Everything is easy to do on the Mac including accidently erasing the Mail program.
How do I reinstall it?
Using Mac OS X 10.5.2.


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,500 points)
    Restoring Lost OS X Files

    If you erase or otherwise "lose" an OS X system application or utility (such as Mail or Disk Utility, for example) you can restore them without having to reinstall OS X.

    Download the shareware utility Pacifist. Read the documentation. Use Pacifist to extract a fresh copy of the missing application from the file archives on your OS X Installer disc. The file archives are usually found on the installer disc in the /System/Installations/ folder.

    After restoring the application you need to reinstall the OS X Combo Updater for the version of OS X you currently have installed. This assures the new copy of the application is updated to the current version.

    Lastly, it's a good idea to repair permissions.
  • Ryoichi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thanks, however, if I wanted to reinstall the whole system (I just got the computer today), should I indicated "journaled" or "journaled and case sensitive", on the Installation screen?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (260,500 points)
    Journaled. Do not use Case Sensitive.