Can't find quicktime app after i've installed it.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sakutax, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. sakutax macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hey, I deleted quicktime off my mac long time ago but now needed to reinstall it. first time I tried to install it I still couldn't find the actual app though, the only quicktime anything I could find in my computer was in preferences and then internet and network. I tried re-downloading it and installing it, deleting all the packages from libary/receipts, (there was like 8 for all the times i tried.), and a bunch of other stuff. I am completely stumped here. I searched every app on my computer and still couldn't find it. Any suggestions?
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    In Snow Leopard, QuickTime 7 hides in /Applications/Utilities for some reason.
  3. sakutax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    Yeah I checked in there and its not in there either, I don't think its even installing onto my hd. I honestly don't know.
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    So downloading QuickTime 7 from here and installing it doesn't work?

    Or using Pacifist to extract the QuickTime X installer from the Snow Leopard DVD doesn't work either?
  5. sakutax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    While that would normally work, my brother installed leopard on my mac with his dvd, while I have the old Tiger OS. I just tried that though and it would have worked if I had the right dvd. I got all excited too...Any other ideas? oh and yeah installing it from there doesn't work.
  6. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    So you have Mac OS X 10.4? Do you still have some kind of installation DVD?

    Here are older versions found via Chandler.

    And a list of QT versions:

    The following is taken from the thread titled "How to maximise your MacRumors troubleshooting experience" created by mad jew in 2006. It contains more elaborate information on the short extracts I took from it and should help you in finding appropriate help. I also made some additions after finding that thread.

    1. Search for threads or guides containing similar problems.
      MRoogle is quite a good tool to search these forums.
    2. Start your thread in the appropriate forum or sub-forum.
      Here is the forum's main page with the list of all the sub-fora found here.
    3. Use a specific thread title.
      "Need help!!!!???? ASAP!!!" and its variants are not specific.
    4. Find and post machine hardware and software configurations.
      You can find out more about your Mac by going to the Menu Bar > :apple: > About This Mac > More Info ... (this button opens Applications / Utilities / System Profiler) > Hardware Overview.
    5. Tell us your problem, and be specific. What is happening to your machine?
      What Mac OS X version and what Mac do you use, ... .
    6. How long has this been happening? What changes were made just before this started?
    7. What have you already tried?
    8. Respond to all posted advice with details of what happened.
    9. Be wary of the (very) occasional bad advice.
    10. Be patient.
    11. Be courteous.
  7. sakutax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
    Thanks man, I just went out and got Snow Leopard and that re-installed it.
    Thanks for all your help though, cheers.

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