6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 20, 2010 9:15 AM by Ryfull
Ryfull Level 1 Level 1

A while back I deleted the X11.app because I didn't think I would ever use it. I was wrong.

I know you can insert the startup disc and go to optional installs, and install it.

However, I no longer have my Snow Leopard installation disc. Only my OS X startup disc, so when I go to optional installs on that disc, it won't let me choose X11.

Do I have to purchase the Snow Leopard installation disc again, or is there another way?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • a Mac user Level 3 Level 3
    I believe this is the same as the one that is shipped on the disc: http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

    You can try installing it and see if that works for you.
  • brian515 Level 1 Level 1
    I'm not sure if this will work as I don't know if there are any files besides the .app file itself, but I've uploaded X11.app to my dropbox. Here's the link:

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    I'd suggest you go ahead and buy a new copy of Snow Leopard, though (what did you do with the original?). You'll need it should anything go wrong with your current OS installation.
  • Ryfull Level 1 Level 1
    I tried xquartz and it still didn't allow me to open up the .exe file.

    The zip that brian gave me worked, but didn't allow me to open up the .exe file either.

    Thanks for the reply Dave, Brian, and a Mac User.

    I don't want to spend the money on another installation CD. (I sold my family pack to a friend).

    Anyways, is there a way to open up .exe files without X11?

    Thanks in advance
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10
    I don't want to spend the money on another installation CD. (I sold my family pack to a friend

    Bad move, both from a technical standpoint and a legal one. If you sold the family pack to a friend, then you no longer have a legal copy of Snow Leopard and must buy a new copy or you're operating illegally. The license for Mac OS X goes with the installer disk, which now belongs to your friend. If you only have 10.6 on one system, though, you can buy a single license of Snow Leopard.

    And as I said, it's quite possible that at some point you'll need to do maintenance on your system or reinstall the OS, and that will require that you have the Mac OS X installation disk.

    As to the root problem, you're asking a question you really don't need answered. exe files are Windows files (normally they're applications), not UNIX/X11 files. If you have .exe files you need to run, you need to be running Windows via one of the various methods.

    Message was edited by: Dave Sawyer
  • Ryfull Level 1 Level 1
    You're right, Dave, not a very perspicacious move on my part. And yeah, I meant "application" not "file" It's just that my PC is slower than one can describe. It's frustrating. I'll just go ahead and purchase a single copy of Snow Leopard from best buy or something.

    Thanks for the help