Accidentally deleted Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Coops46, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Coops46 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2006
    I must have deleted Preview from my macbook because I cannot find it in spotlight or anywhere! My macbook came with tiger, so i tried to get it from those disks with no luck, then tried the leopard upgrade disc, with no luck.

    How can I get preview (leopard version) back?

  2. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    While I doubt you'd really want to do so, an Archive and Install should restore Preview.
  3. Coops46 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2006
    thanks, but are there any less drastic measures?
  4. ghall macrumors 68040


    Jun 27, 2006
    Rhode Island
    Can you use Pacifist on the Leopard install disk? If you use that you should be able to just install the package for Preview.

    Edit: It says it costs $20 but I think trial mode has 100% functionality.
  5. iCeFuSiOn macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2007
    I just double checked the documentation for Pacifist, and the only limitation with the "trial mode" is the registration prompt when you first launch the application. With that being said, Coops46, you should be able to restore Preview using Pacifist to the best of my knowledge.
  6. Coops46 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2006
    Cheers! I downloaded pacifist and opened up the install discs, but I haven't managed to find preview, does anyone know it's location?
    The search function is a bit useless because it directs me to just preview files for icons etc.


    Edit- dont worry! i was stupid enough to miss the search bar at the side that showed me the app.

    cheers for the help
  7. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    youve done it right. search for Preview and select in the draw on the right. Apps are packages so they show as folders so make sure you select the Preview package like the image below. click install. use admin privileges and then click replace all when Pacifist asks.

    Screencapture 2.jpg
    [click for full size]
  8. modernmagic macrumors member

    Sep 14, 2003
  9. rekabis macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2009
    Kelowna, BC, Canada
    I want to thank ghall, richthomas and others who commented on this issue; even with Leopard 10.6 I was able to help my father reinstall preview. :D

    FYI, he is a new Mac convert, and has had initial issues with the bluetooth touchpad and accidentally moving files of all kinds to the trash. How he is doing this in such a spontaneously uncontrollable way, I have no idea; and I have threatened him with a small squadron of IP security cams mounted in his office just to find out how the heck he is managing to do this… :confused:
  10. lru macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2014
    I also deleted preview

    Hello, I have also accidentally deleted my preview app. Could somebody also send me the app via email? Email;

    Thank you very much!

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