SOB... i screwed up

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by Wally, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. Wally macrumors member

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    haha so i guess im not as used to this computer as i thought... unfortunatly i deleted the dvd player on the computer when i was trying to put it on the dash... dont ask how... act of sheer stupidity... anyone know a quick way to get it back or am i gonna have to use the system restore disk..

    thanks guys


    alex
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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  3. Wally thread starter macrumors member

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    haha no im a dumb stupid idiot

    any other ideas?

    alex
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Yeah, PM me your e-mail address and I'll e-mail it to you.
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Forget that, it's 31MB. I'll upload it to my server and let you download it. WHEN IT'S DONE (give it about 1 minute) it can be found at ********************.

    EDIT: Removed link.
     
  6. Wally thread starter macrumors member

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  7. Mood macrumors regular

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    lol i don't think you should show that link to everyone.
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Oops, why. It's not like anyone that doesn't have a Mac can run it, and it comes with every Mac OS. I'll remove it now anyway though.
     
  9. mcpix macrumors regular

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    You can try this!

    Pacifist is a great program for just such a problem. It lets you install only those components of a software package that you need.

    http://www.charlessoft.com/

    I used it when I added a combo drive to my G3 iBook. It works great!
     
  10. Mood macrumors regular

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    so how does a program in os x work? is it always just one file?

    like in windows, aim has several .dlls and other files for it to run properly, but in the os x versions i only see 1 file.

    same with mozilla firefox, games, dreamweaver? or do they have several files to them.
     
  11. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    It's usually just one file for the program, then these programs create other files called preference files that keep your setting. It's OK if these files are deleted, it just loses your settings. A lot better design that Windows' registry, huh? :D
     
  12. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah it's pretty much one file. That's the reason we can do drag-and-drop installs and uninstalls. You just drag the icon for the program into your application folder - installed. Drag the icon for the program from your applications folder to the trash - uninstalled. Very, very easy.
     
  13. Mood macrumors regular

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    heck yeah!


    so that means that like halo is just one big file? sweet.
     
  14. gallivant macrumors member

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    Strictly speaking, it's one big *folder* disguised as a file; when you double-click on it, it actually runs an executable file somewhere inside it, with lots of support files a la Windows. But from a normal user perspective, yes, it's one ginormous file.
     
  15. Mr.Hostility macrumors newbie

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    One of the things I love about OS X vs. Windows. You don't have to keep track of programs leaving behind orphan files.
     
  16. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    Unless it leaves things in /Library or ~/Library. :)
     

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