Problems with my utilities folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by -vale-, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. -vale- macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Valentina, I'm from Chile, and I'm a new Mac user, I bought my Macbook about 2 weeks ago.

    Everything was working fine, but two days ago I notice that everything on my Utilities folder suddenly disappeared, including the Terminal :confused:
    (Time Machine was turned off)

    I don't know how to recover my missing apps, not re-installing Leopard.

    If anyone knows how to solve this problem, please give me a hand.

    Thanks a lot,

    Valentina.

    (sorry if my english is not so good) :)
     
  2. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    somebody could upload their utilities folder for you. I'd do it for you right now but im a tad busy, maybe later when i return to this thread of noone else has yet I will.

    Or you can put yor OS X leopard (/tiger/panther/etc.) install disk in, and you should be able to do a custom install, telling it to only install the utilities.. i've never had to do this myself so im not 100% that, that is possible. But I think it is, and I think its worth a try.
     
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Ok sure, I can upload my Utilities folder to box.net if you want.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Have you tried searching your drive for any of the utilities using Spotlight? It's possible you might have moved the folder.
     
  5. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure you guys are both running the same version of OS X, and then it should work, at least i cant imagine why it wouldn't.
     
  6. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I sorry, but it seems that the Utiltieis folder is about 500 MBs and I only have 384 MB left.

    But I am 99% sure that you can download the Utilities folder from the Leopard install disc 1.

    Again, I am sorry but I can't delete all my files in my box because I really need them :(
     
  7. -vale- thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I tried to search the utilities using spotlight, but nothing was found :(
    I also tried to download the utilities folder from both Leopard installation discs... but, I couldn't do it,... :confused: Maybe if someone tells me how to do it exactly, it would be much better :p
     

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