How do I reinstall Disk Utility?

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  1. amusedtodeath24 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I accidentally deleted Disk Utility and I have no idea how to get it back. I just recently installed Leopard, but I never configured Time Machine, so that option is out. I tried putting in the Leopard cd to see if I could just install that particular program, but I couldn't find it listed on the disk. I also tried putting in the install disk that came with my computer; I found Disk Utility on the CD and copied it into my Applications>Utilities folder, but it won't start; it crashes every time I try to run the program. Would anyone happen to know how I could reinstall the program, hopefully without having to reinstall everything? Thank you very much!
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    You might want to try Pacifist, an app that should let you install Disk Utility from you OS install disc.
     
  3. Objectivist-C macrumors 6502

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    It might be an option in the Optional Installs package (probably under Utilities) on the Leopard disc, can't be arsed to actually check it for you though.
     
  4. amusedtodeath24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the replies. I downloaded Pacifist and ran it first with my original install disk and then with Leopard's install disk; I tried to install the System/Installation/Packages/Essentials.pkg, but no luck. I couldn't find anything like that with the Leopard disk; there is no Utilities section under the Optional Installs, and the Applications section doesn't have a Utilities sub-folder. I'm at such a loss...I really don't know what to do :(
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    back up and re-install (yes i know you dont want to do it)
     
  6. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    First, relax, it's really not that bad. I don't have Leopard myself, but you might be able to find someone on the forums who can just send you Leopard's disk utility.

    If that doesn't work (and you're really desperate to get this fixed ASAP), you could always reinstall. (An archive and install is what you'd want.) This should keep everything from your current system (all applications, all your preferences, email, etc.), and just move your current system (lacking Disk Utility) to a folder labelled something like Previous System (or otherwise obvious). Then you'll be back up and running (and once you're satisfied that all is working correctly, you can delete the Previous System folder).
     
  7. eric325 macrumors newbie

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    I believe i accidentally delete mine too. What i did was reinstall the disk 1 & 2 that came when you purchased the mac. After you have installed disc 1 & 2, continue with the leopard disc. You will have everything that you are supposed to have. Hope this will help.
     
  8. clause macrumors newbie

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    re-instal disk utility

    what OS are you running and on what machine ?.
    Take your original install CD`s that came with your machine and erase and re-install. back up onto CD, your data that did not come with the OS or whatever your data storage of choice.
    Bummer, i never have heard of some one losing Disk Utility ?.
     
  9. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Why is'nt there a restore option like whats in the recycle bin in windows for
    this sort of thing?.I hate windows but this is one of those things ther've
    got right and should be included in OS X
     
  10. amusedtodeath24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well...I finally just caved an re-installed Leopard. My dearly departed Disk Utility has come back. Thanks to everyone who responded, I appreciate it.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    You could've set Finder to show hidden files and folders and then found the Disk Utility package on your Leopard install disc.
     
  12. RealaT macrumors regular

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    isn't that what the trash can is for?
     
  13. amusedtodeath24 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, I'm a relatively new Mac user, so (embarrassingly) I don't even know how to make hidden files visible...which probably could've saved me a good hour or so...
     

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