I Deleted My Dictionary On My Macbook Pro

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  1. Fidellie243 macrumors newbie

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    I Deleted My Dictionary On My Macbook Pro

    Is there anyway i can get it back?, i don't have the Disc, is there any way i can download it, i even send it through a Zipped file?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Pop in the 10.5 DVD, and under Optional Installers, run the .pkg file. You can re-add any app that came with your Mac.
     
  3. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But i lost my Dvd somehow i can't find it, is there any other way? because some guy have helpped me get back my system Preference through a zipped file...is there any way you can send the dictionary through a zipped file if so can you ? , thanks.
     
  4. BENI macrumors regular

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    borrow someone else's install CD - you must know someone else who has a mac (who has managed not to lose there CD :rolleyes:)
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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  6. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i did and they said buy the Cd which cost 129 aha im not buying that CD
     
  7. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Did your computer come with Leopard or Tiger? And what OS is it currently running?
     
  8. celticpride678

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    You really can't use someone else's disc because each Install DVD is specific to that Mac computer. You need to purchase a new disc.
     
  9. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It came with Leopard, & its running 10.5.8
    its a 2.66 GHz intel Core 2 duo
     
  10. devburke Guest

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    Only if the install DVD came with the computer. If you buy a retail copy it's not tied to anything.
     
  11. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it did come with the disc but i can't find it , so imGuessing its lost
     
  12. devburke Guest

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    But what I mean is if you have a friend who has a retail copy, that should work. I'm not sure how easy it is to do though, since Dictionary isn't meant to be installed by itself. I've never done it.
     
  13. belvdr macrumors 603

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    From the original disc, it's a piece of cake. Use the Optinal Installer app, you can reinstall Mail, Dictionary, etc with a couple of clicks.

    I have no idea if it works with the retail discs though. I would assume it would since Dictionary comes with every release.
     
  14. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    wait for 28th of aug and buy Snow Leopard Update for 29$

    Problem solved, next...
     
  15. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nope, everyone i know haves a PC, But i also have deleted system preference, iphoto, photobooth & i gotten it back from a guy who sent it through a zipped file & i was wondering if i can get the dictionary back through a zipped file as well...
     
  16. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Sorry, I'm not zipping up parts of a copyrighted OS to ship across the Internet. How do you go about deleting those items anyway? I could understand if they were close to each other in Finder.
     
  17. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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  18. devburke Guest

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    Damn dude, you've gotta stop trashing these things! Anyway, I'm not sure about the legality of sending it to you zipped (even though it's probably fine), but hopefully for you, someone here will be comfortable sending it.
     
  19. Fidellie243 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol well thanks anyways Guys.
     
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You can go to the Apple Store and request a new install DVD. Not a full retail copy, but another one for your computer.
     

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