I deleted 600mb pcmwave - now skype crashes - help

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  1. thomaspassmore macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    As per the title I found this file that was 600mb.
    Google told me I didnt need it. So I deleted it. (Error!)
    Anyway I do - as skype now crashes.
    The file was pcmwave and i think it was the alex voice.
    How do I gwt it back - I have the leopard disk
    thanks
    tom
     
  2. thomaspassmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    has no one got any idea?
    As I really need skype?
    thanks
    tom
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Eh? Why is google telling you, you don't need it?

    as for skype, you can just download a replacement and drop it in the applications folder - replacing the original.
     
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  5. lukeh2003 macrumors newbie

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    From looking on my mac, the file is the Alex voice, it should live in /System/Library/Speech/Voices/Alex.SpeechVoice/Contents/Resources.

    The easiest thing I would say to do would be to do an archive and install of Mac OS X. It will keep all of your files/settings and applications but reinstall the OS, and obviously that file :)

    Unless anyone else knows a way of getting just that file off the disk?
     
  6. krye macrumors 68000

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    Can't you just search the disk for it? Maybe "show contents" in a few libraries and search? Then drag and drop the file where it's supposed to go?
     
  7. thomaspassmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for the replies
    i have made Mainmenu show all files, so the files on the installation disk show up. But I cant find the file.

    Also I have ever done an archive and install. Sounds scary, How would I do it.

    Boviously if I can find the file on the installation DVD that would be much better
    thanks
    tom
     
  8. izibo macrumors 6502

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    Have you considered going to a public or university library with a thumb drive? Most of them have at least some macs. You can also ask a friend, go to an Apple Store or Best Buy, etc etc.

    Seems much easier to just copy the file back over than performing an archive and install.
     
  9. thomaspassmore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I agree
    Sadly I am in the UK in a pokey university town and the library has no macs
    Surely it has to be on the DVD?
    I really dont want to have to reinstall
    thanks\tom
     
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  11. krye macrumors 68000

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    I searched for it on my Leopard disc and I don't see it. It must be buried in a package somewhere.
     

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