Problem with Address Book

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by phatspider, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. phatspider macrumors 6502

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    Was having problems with Address Book, so I (foolishly) deleted the application thinking I could simply reinstall it!!

    Couldnt find anywhere to download it, but thought i'd install it from my 10.4 upgrade dvd - which I did.

    But know the Address Book has the normal application icon (not the normal one) and wont open.

    HELP!!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You mean the generic application icon as opposed to the proper Address Book icon, right?

    Try repairing permissions if you haven't already.
     
  3. phatspider thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah - thats what I mean. Did try repairing but that was before i reinstalled it. Will try again
     
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  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Bugger. :(

    Umm, how big is it? It should be about 22.5MB. You might have to try re installing it again, which would suck.
     
  6. phatspider thread starter macrumors 6502

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    544kb!!

    Oh dear

    How would I reinstall it again?
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well first of all, how did you install it in the first place?

    There's a thread in here somewhere about installing from the OS install DVD, give me a second and I'll try to find it. :)
     
  8. phatspider thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did it from the DVD - basically selected Optional Installs then selected Address Book under Applications.

    Oddly though when i ticked it, skipped changed to upgarde and size says 0 bytes
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, well there was a thread about reinstalling the DVD Player for unrelated reasons here which outlines ways of getting apps off the Tiger DVD. They mention a program called Pacifist. I haven't ever done it before though so I can only hope that it works well. :)
     

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