Can't find Disk Utility application

lazeinadream

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Jul 14, 2011
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Hey guys.... I made a mistake. I needed to enable Root user for something, and while in that account seem to have accidentally DELETED the application "DIRECTORY Utility". Totally gone, can't find it anywhere on the system.

  • Don't have "Net info manager" either.
  • Can't access it from " Accounts" under "system preferences"
  • Running 10.5.8

Any thoughts on how this happened and how I can get it back???

Thanks

:cool:
 
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lazeinadream

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Jul 14, 2011
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comeagain - no issues with disk utility. it shows up fine. i still have that application.

GGJ - how could this have happened? is there not another way?
 

lazeinadream

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Jul 14, 2011
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DIRECTORY utility missing

Correction on my part. I should have written "DIRECTORY Utility" not "disk utility". I've had Disk Utility all along. It's DIRECTORY UTILITY I'm missing. Sorry for the confusion...
 

GGJstudios

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Correction on my part. I should have written "DIRECTORY Utility" not "disk utility". I've had Disk Utility all along. It's DIRECTORY UTILITY I'm missing. Sorry for the confusion...
For any app that came with Mac OS X, use Pacifist to extract it from the install disk, as I said.
 
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If you ever feel the need to upgrade to 10.6.8 and accidentally delete DU again: Directory Utility from 10.6.8

To edit your thread title to a descriptive one, just click on the
button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the
button below your message.
 
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It's early for me, I just woke by the sound of some old geezer driving his motorbike by my windows and shouting something about proper care of trampolines during their first jump (trampolines have to pass several jump tests) from 1000 meters depth.

Anyway, 10.5.8 is old, very old. The OP should immediately update to 10.7, as it would solve all problems and not introduce any malpractice.

And my flatmate is looking at buns, the breadly kind. Bastard (the flatmate, not you, reader).
 

lazeinadream

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Jul 14, 2011
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if i've lost my original OS install disk, how can i go about getting Directory Utility again? i'm guessing the Pacify option doesn't work without the original install disk.

btw, upgrading to a newer OS isn't really an option right now.
 

GGJstudios

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May 16, 2008
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if i've lost my original OS install disk, how can i go about getting Directory Utility again? i'm guessing the Pacify option doesn't work without the original install disk.

btw, upgrading to a newer OS isn't really an option right now.
You can contact Apple for replacement install disks. Yes, you need them.
 

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