Mail icon gone...totally gone

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JohnnyH, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. JohnnyH macrumors newbie

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    Okay, I am a novice on the Mac (OS X 10.6). My mail icon is GONE! Don't ask. I went through the finder, nothing. Any other advice to locate it before I have to re-install my OS? If I have to do that, anything in particular I have to do / don't do?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Click on the magnifying glass in the upper right corner and type Mail ... does it find it?
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    If you have a Time Machine backup, you can do a super-quick restore of just that app, vs reinstalling the whole OS.

    It's not by chance in the Trash, is it?
     
  4. JohnnyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not in trash, magnifying glass...not sure. Is it a file or the actual icon will come up in the list under the magnifying glass?
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The icon will be listed next to Applications.
     
  6. JohnnyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, it is not there.

    Time to re-install the OS?

    Any words of advice before doing THAT!
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can reinstall just Mail from the OS X disc using Pacifist, without completely reinstalling the OS.
     
  8. JohnnyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I saw that, but was not sure if it could be trusted. Does it cost anything?
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It does cost $20, but I think you can use it for free at least once.
     
  10. JohnnyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I will just go with a complete re-install.
     
  11. JohnnyH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    r.j.s. and aristobrat..........I am good now, re-installed the software. I will look into Time Machine, would be easier I am sure. I really appreciate both of you giving me your help!
     

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