MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint and GarageBand missing

Discussion in 'OS X' started by appletime, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello,

    Something bizarre has happened... my GarageBand, MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint has gone missing from my computer. I can honestly swear that I did not remove or uninstall these applications. What's even odder is that Entourage is still installed and ready to be used?

    Please can anyone help? I am very new to the Mac world and have only had my iMac for less than a month. Why have these applications disappeared and how can I retrieve them?

    Cheers
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Boston, MA
    #2
    Are you sure they're completely gone, or just removed from your Dock/Desktop/etc?

    Check your Applications folder for a Microsoft Office folder. If you don't find it, perhaps try a search.

    If you still do not find them, well... Applications do not simply 'disappear' from a system. Somebody either moved or deleted them.
     
  3. macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    #3
    Have you renamed, deleted or moved anything in your User folder -- like changed the username on the folder?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    I've checked both my Applications folder and my Microsoft Office 2004 folder and they are not there. Only Entourage is left. I have also done a search using Spotlight but to no avail.

    No, not at all which is what makes this strange. How can 4 applications disappear without us having to delete them?
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Did you do any updates to Office before this happened? I don't know about GarageBand, but I once did a MS Auto Update with iTunes running, and it completely erased MS Word from my system. I had to uninstall & reinstall office to get everything back to where it was supposed to be.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, not that I'm aware of. :( I haven't done any updates to it.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    My Garageband app has also gone missing. I haven't really used it before, but I know it was there when I got my iMac a couple weeks ago (I opened and checked out some of the software).

    But now the dock icon just shows a big ? when I try to open it. A search for "garage" only shows the (empty) folder named "Garageband" under Music. The app itself appears to be gone. I have no idea what happened.

    Any ideas?
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Same here

    Microsoft performed an update several weeks ago, and Excel and Powerpoint have vanished. I guess I'll try reinstalling Office. Grr.
     

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