Can't find Disk Utility application

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  1. lazeinadream, Jul 19, 2011
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    lazeinadream macrumors newbie

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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:
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    What happens when you type "Disk Utilities" in Spotlight?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Install Pacifist to extract the app from your Mac OS X install disk.
     
  4. lazeinadream thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You just said you have the app, so it's not deleted.
     
  6. lazeinadream thread starter macrumors newbie

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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...
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For any app that came with Mac OS X, use Pacifist to extract it from the install disk, as I said.
     
  8. simsaladimbamba, Jul 19, 2011
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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 [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then click the [​IMG] button below your message.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    :)
     
  10. simsaladimbamba

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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).
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So am I! :D
     
  12. simsaladimbamba

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    We know, but more like Zuse 1 than like some ancient OS from 2009. It is in the forum rules. Which no one reeks anyway.
     
  13. lazeinadream thread starter macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can contact Apple for replacement install disks. Yes, you need them.
     

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