2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2013 9:31 AM by Kurt Lang
frogonoboe Level 1 (0 points)

Hi, I just upgraded to Mavericks, well actually I installed it on an external SSD drive and in the process, going between the two OS (8.5 and 9) I trashed the Mavericks version of FontBook. 


I would really like to have it back.  I could not find it in the App store, nor on Apple's "support" sites.


If anyone has a great idea about how to replace this I would greatly appreciate it.


Thank you,


Mac mini, OS X Mavericks (10.9), Mavericks is on external SSD
  • frogonoboe Level 1 (0 points)

    I started to follow Kurt Lang's advice, and I actually credit him with solving the problem, but for some reason it was a lot easier than he said.


    First of all, for some reason, my installer for Macvericks did not erase itself.  I just moved it to a different drive and reinstalled Mavericks.  It kept all my set up information, did not erase the partition, and acutally put fontbook back. sweet.

  • Kurt Lang Level 8 (36,160 points)

    The OS X installer (Lion through Mavericks) will only erase itself if it is left in the Applications folder after being downloaded from the App Store. In any other location, it remains.