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  1. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    so i deleted this app awhile ago due to privacy concerns with a roommate, now living alone i could use again. but can't find to download anywhere!

    how can i re-intall Messages?

    i am on mtn lion.

    thanks
     
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  3. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

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    thought of that, downloading via app store now.

    that won't mess with any of my current settings?

    thanks for the quick reply.
     
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    It shouldn't but just in case - run a back up.

    Check out pacifist, you may be able to pull out the app from the install image, but if its a different build, i.e., 10.8.4 vs. 10.8.3 it may not run.
     
  5. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    will do.

    only thing im worried about is downloading from the mac app store, will i ever get to see the actual .dmg file to try and use pacifist.

    thanks for the help.
     
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    Before you run the install, save it somewhere else and then you can do what you need to do.
     
  7. rick snagwell thread starter macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    thanks flynn for the great help.


    here is what i did in case anyone else needs help and finds this thread.

    download your install dmg file from app store. will be in your /applications folder.

    download a program called pacifist. (shareware)

    load .dmg file into pacifist, and find the Messages.app, see picture below.

    then right click on the Messages.app and 'install in default location', will take a couple minutes, profit.
     

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