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  1. stfraw macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    So my girlfriend "inadvertently" deleted the Mail app from my Macbook... It seems Notes was deleted with it. Does anyone know if I can get these from anywhere or am I going to have to reinstall Mac OS X?

    Also, since then, iCal's been acting strange. When the app is running, the buttons along the bottom are empty. When I quit the app the icon disappears, leaving only the date. Any clues as to whether or not these two things are linked?

    Thanks in advance.

    Steph
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You don't have to reinstall OS X but you can repair the install I think, so that the Mail will be reinstalled.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Use Pacifist to install Mail (and/or iCal) only. You'll need your system restore discs.
     
  4. stfraw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you both so much for your speedy replies.

    re: miles01110
    I seem to have mislaid my system restore discs. Any way I can do this without them?

    re: Hellhammer
    Any chance you can just point me in the direction of that installation repair function?

    Thanks again,

    Steph
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    No, you need the discs. You can get new ones from Apple, I don't think they are particularly expensive. Or if you know someone with the exact same model Macbook you can use those.

    Also fwiw I've never heard of a "Repair Installation" function in OS X, but would be interested to find out about it if it does indeed exist...
     
  6. stfraw thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you again for your speedy reply and help miles01110... I've called up Apple and they're sending me the disc I need free of charge! Man, I love Apple... Switching was the best decision I've ever made...

    Thanks again for your help.

    PS: I don't know how it works on Macs because I haven't had to reinstall the OS yet, but on Windows when you insert the system restore discs it comes up with a choice of "re-install" or "repair"... That might have been what Hellhammer was referring to...

    Thanks!
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Basically it's the same as upgrade, you reinstall OS X again without formatting.
     

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