7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2011 9:59 AM by EZ Jim
adt67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I Accidentally Deleted FaceTime. It came with my New MBP. It is not on the applications install DVD. i cant reinstall through mac app store as i have to buy. how do i get it back.

MacBook Pro 13'' 2011, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.3GHz
  • histoyaccordion Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Do you use Time Machine? If you do, just recopy it from your last backup.
    Did you already empty your trash? If you didn't, it should still be in there.
  • adt67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Unfortunately i emptied the trash and didnt use time machine.
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    If you merely deleted the alias in the Dock, look in the
    Finder > Go > Applications folder.

    From there, you can drag the app back to the Dock to restore it.

    If you have thrown away the app without making a backup, and
    if reinstalling all apps from the DVD that came with your MBP doesn't restore FT,
    ask the retailer who sold you the MBP what options are available.

    EZ Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.6); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.6)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • Skynet87 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    FaceTime for the new MacBooks is integrated in the OSX Install DVD.....you have to reinstall OSX with the disc to get FaceTime back. Or you spend 79 cent in the app store
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    Skynet87 wrote in response to EZ Jim:
    FaceTime for the new MacBooks is integrated in the OSX Install DVD.....you have to reinstall OSX with the disc to get FaceTime back. Or you spend 79 cent in the app store


    Hello, Skynet87.

    Your response was directed to me, but I am uncertain whether you intended it for me or the OP. In either case, I offer this info in case OP does not need to completely restore all software including OS X.

    Although you can certainly reinstall everything, your Mac's *applications can be reinstalled separately from OS X*. Instructions for how to do that are on page 63 of the Mac Users Guide manual:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/MacBook_Pro_13inchEarly2011.pdf

    EZ Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.6); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.6)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1
  • adt67 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When I put the applications install DVD in it gives a list of applications to be installed: it says iPhoto iDVD iMovie GarageBand and iWeb. But no FaceTime. Also will this remove Any third party applications whilst reinstalling? Or will it just reinstall the applications as if they where third party applications?
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,815 points)
    adt67 wrote:
    When I put the applications install DVD in it gives a list of applications to be installed: it says iPhoto iDVD iMovie GarageBand and iWeb. But no FaceTime.


    If FaceTime is not on your applications disk, it is possible that it is on a different DVD.

    My Mid2009 MBP has a separate Mac OS X Install DVD. If you have a "Mac OS X Install DVD", eject the applications install DVD and insert the OS X one.

    If that disk has a "Optional Installs" folder, look in there for "Optional Installs.mpkg". Double-click it to launch the installer and check whether FaceTime is there. (If it is not, merely "Quit" the installer and check any other optional installs you find.)



    Also will this remove Any third party applications whilst reinstalling? Or will it just reinstall the applications as if they where third party applications?


    I cannot think of any circumstance under which Mac OS X Installer might treat Apple software packages like third party applications.

    If you use the process I describe above, my guess is it will only overwrite existing versions of whatever is being installed. However, I never install, reinstall, or update anything on my Macs without making a Time Machine backup first.

    In addition to the obvious benefit in case I accidentally delete something, if I need to revert to my earlier version because of unexpected trouble with the install or update, the Time Machine backup makes reverting simple, reliable, and much easier that reconstructing the system from various install disks and downloads.

    Here is the process I use and recommend:

      • Backup Mac and turn off Time Machine



      • Disconnect peripherals (unless install instructions specifically say otherwise.)

      • Restart Mac and use Disk Utility to repair permissions



      • Perform the install or update.

      • Repair permissions again immediately after the action is complete.



      • Reconnect needed peripherals and test the new installation.



     (• Turn Time Machine on again when you are satisfied that the update worked.)

    If you need FaceTime but cannot it find on any of your MBP's bundled disks,
    you can ask the retailer who sold you the MBP what options are available to you.

    EZ Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.6); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.6)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.2.1