How to repopulate "Installed Updates"?

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  1. TinFish macrumors newbie

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    Hi, noob here. I have a MacBook with OS X 10.5 and I was looking at some of the updates I had installed and wanted to delete some that were irrelevant and that I shouldn't have installed in the first place. Somehow I deleted everything in the "Installed Updates" list, I know they are still on the computer because when I check for updates nothing new shows up. Is there any way to repopulate this list with the updates I have installed and is there anyway to remove the ones that I downloaded too hastily or should I just carry on since it is not a major issue?

    Of course I did not have Time Machine up and running yet. :(

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    its just a log file situated in /Library/Logs. if you have a backup you can restore it using Time Machine or manually.
     
  3. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Since that is the case, just carry on. It is not essential but can be handy for troubleshooting- and it is not something you can repopulate from your memory!

    Spend that time getting your backup running instead.;)
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You don't have your system log files memorized? :confused:
     
  5. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020

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    Not this week's!:p
     
  6. TinFish thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe the problem is that I deleted the logs :confused:
    I know, I know, I wasn't thinking, it was early in the morning (yeah, that's my excuse)
    If it isn't a big issue I will just keep on computing, if anyone else knows of anything I can do I would appreciate it. (I have some minor OCD)

    Thanks for your help guys/gals. :)
     
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