err.... HELP! :)

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    right, i don't know what the **** to do here :)
    this is such a noob question
    i was getting info on my Utilities folder and i dragged the icon on the Preview
    part of the info window on to the Desktop because i thought that'd save a copy of the icon itself cause i wanted to edit it (i've changed it from the original one).
    instead i got sort of like a short cut to the Utilitites folder but there's no little arrow to indicate that this is a shortcut.
    now,if i drag this to the bin and empty the bin, will i actually delete all my Utilities?
    HELP!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    That's your actual Utilities folder. Don't delete it. Drag it back to the Applications folder. Copy the icon from the image above the preview (at the top) and work from that instead.
     
  3. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Do you still have the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder of your Hard Drive? If not, you need to put the one on your desktop back into the Applications folder. DO NOT put it in the Trash bin.
     
  4. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ****, thanks guys!
    do you know where i can find a list of the default utilities that come with os X?
    i think i may have deleted two or three of them, but i don't know which ones! :(
     
  5. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    right, i've deleted the following:
    Faxing
    FileVault
    X11
    Setup Assistant
    VoiceOver Utility
    :(
    can i install just these from my mac os x dvd?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  7. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    downloaded pacifist and got VoiceOver and X11 back
    but i still can't find Faxing, FileVault and SetupAssistant.
    do you guys have these in your Utilities?
    if so, how can i get them back?
    not that i'm ever going to use them, but i'd like to have them back :(
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Did you install the combo update too? You may be fine without them but I guess you could try getting them from another PPC machine. Don't get them from an Intel one. :)
     
  9. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    eehh... yeah, but i don't know that many people that own macs here in athens :)
    actually, none :)
    isn't there anywhere else i can get these utilities?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well if it's really bugging you then you could try an Archive & Install. Backup before hand, although it shouldn't technically be necessary. :)
     

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