Download iMessage?

Chad H

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Feb 13, 2008
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Hey guys,
Is it possible to download iMessage again? I have app zapper and accidentally deleted iMessage program. I'm running the Mac Pro in my signature. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
 

Sital

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May 31, 2012
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Hey guys,
Is it possible to download iMessage again? I have app zapper and accidentally deleted iMessage program. I'm running the Mac Pro in my signature. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
Does AppZapper move the files to the Trash? If it does and you haven't emptied it, you can just put it (and associated files) back where they belong.
 

Chad H

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Feb 13, 2008
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Does AppZapper move the files to the Trash? If it does and you haven't emptied it, you can just put it (and associated files) back where they belong.
It does but I'm an idiot and emptied it before realizing what I had done. :(
 

hamis92

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Apr 4, 2007
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This is untested so I have no guarantee it will work, but you could try using Pacifist to extract and install the Messages application from the Mac OS X installer image (there is a .dmg inside the Mavericks installer app you can download from the Mac App Store, that is what you want to open in Pacifist).

You can download Pacifist here: http://www.charlessoft.com
 

old-wiz

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Mar 26, 2008
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AppZapper and their ilk are a great way to mess up your system. The 3rd party stuff that says it will speed up your mac tend to result in unbootable systems.

And why in the world do you not have at least one backup? If you stuff is important to you, get a cheap external HDD and backup everyting.

I have multiple external clones of all my Macs.
 

Bear

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Jul 23, 2002
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Hey guys,
Is it possible to download iMessage again? I have app zapper and accidentally deleted iMessage program. I'm running the Mac Pro in my signature. Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
Since it's not in the Trash and not on a backup, I suggest you reinstall OS X. The is the best way to make sure you get back all the needed files.
 

ianhart

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Feb 10, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
iMessages doesn't work in Yosemite

I just cloned my old system disk (OS X 10.10.2) into my new iMac. The only thing that doesn't work is Messages. When it opens there is just a blank window with "No conversation selected", Preferences is greyed out as are most of the other Menu commands. When I go to Text Message Forwarding on my iPhone (iOS 8.1.3), the iMac is OFF. When I turn it ON, there is no Code displayed on the iMac.
I would normally trash preferences at this stage, but there don't seem to be any to trash (just history).
Is there a way to re-install it, or do I have to re-install Yosemite? I think I'd rather do without it.
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Whoops. I just realised this is the Mavericks forum. I'll re-post this in Yosemite
 
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