Disk Utility - Not there after Leopard Install!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by EMKoper, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. EMKoper macrumors regular

    EMKoper

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    Hello-

    After my leopard upgrade, I no longer have the Apple Disk Utility app... how can i get this app installed? Can I boot to the Leopard install disk and 'pick' a missing app from the install? :confused:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. Is anything else missing? You could try using Pacifist to extract it manually from the Leopard discs. However, if there are more missing components then it might be a good idea to do a quick Archive & Install. :)
     
  3. John Musbach macrumors regular

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    Are you sure you're looking in the right place? Disk Utility is located in Applications>Utilities, if you have looked there and are sure it doesn't exist (try View>Arrange By>Name just to make sure it wasn't dragged off the screen) try searching for it via Spotlight and see what comes up.
     
  4. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

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    As it stands now Disk Utility doesn't even do anything for me. It just attempts to repair or attempts to repair permissions for hours. I let it sit over night and it still was all hanging and doing nothing.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  6. IzzyJG99 macrumors 6502

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    I am. I've tried disk utility almost hourly and on different computers (Some I have installed two or three times to see if it fixes the problem) and it still doesn't work.
     
  7. EMKoper thread starter macrumors regular

    EMKoper

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    Thanks for the help...

    Yeh, I tried 'spot light' and I usually stick to 'column' view and I am pretty sure it isn't there! I 'booted' from the Leopard install disk and ran the utility from the install pull-down menu to get me by (formated a new hard-drive for TimeMachine) ... there is no way I am re-installing the OS for one application!

    Mad, I'll try the application your suggested... I have heard of it, but will check it out again tonight...
     
  8. EMKoper thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pacifist worked like a charm! I really 'hope' nothing else starts disappearing, but I'll watch for it... Thanks for the hint!
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Fantastic work mate. Remember to keep all your files and data backed up all the time. :)
     
  10. EMKoper thread starter macrumors regular

    EMKoper

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    I have a 'stupidly' extensive back-up approach (I'm a little paranoid ... almost sent a back-up drive to my parent's safety deposit box, too) ... this new disk was the large external for the full time-machine system back-up to restore if necessary, while all my media and such is being backed up multiple other times! So far, all is working well ... and I am only slightly comfortable with it... I have been thinking of online back-up options, too... Anyone with experience with those? Recommendations? :eek:
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I use .Mac, personally. You might want to start a new thread with a specific title to get better responses though. :)
     

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