How do I get my app store icon back in applications folder?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by StrangeMagic66, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. StrangeMagic66 macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2013
    Long story but I ended up using "app zapper" to delete the appstore. I realized after the fact that it cannot be deleted and reinstalled because it's part of Maverick. Stupid me. Now I'm in trouble. I cannot reinstall Mavericks because I need app store and I do not have access to the app store because I screwed it up with appzapper.

    What do i do?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    you could reinstall Mavericks from the Recovery HD, it'll just install over the top of your current installation and reinstall the App Store.
  3. StrangeMagic66, Mar 2, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2014

    StrangeMagic66 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2013
    Forgive my ignorance but how would I do that? I upgraded to Mavericks from Snow Leopard if that matters.

  4. ufkdo macrumors 6502

    Oct 30, 2010
    Restart your computer and while it is booting up hold command r key together until you see Apple logo. That way, your computer will boot up to recovery partition and you will see the option to reinstall OS X without wiping your hard drive. It will download from the internet though, it may take some time.

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