Resolved Utilities Incomplete or Damaged

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  1. NOTNlCE, Sep 14, 2014
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    NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

    NOTNlCE

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    Hi all,
    So I've recently restored a time machine backup on a new machine only to find that some of my Utilities applications are "Incomplete or Damaged." Terminal, System Information, and a few others read "Zero Bytes."

    I've downloaded iTerm2 so I have some form of Terminal access, but I'm wondering if I can just do something easy like run the 10.9.4 Combo Update overtop of my existing 10.9.4 install to fix this? Really don't want to do a full reinstall...

    Anyone have experience with this? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

    EDIT:

    Copying applications over from another machine does not fix.
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    Running the 10.9.4 combo update will not harm anything and in fact is just what I do at times to repair my system if something goes in the toilet.
     
  3. NoBoMac macrumors 65816

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    I think OP will need to download and install from App Store due to the combo update might not have the missing pieces.

    For example, OP says that his Terminal app is zero bytes. The 10.9.4 combo update does not have an update to Terminal, ergo, his Terminal will still be zero bytes.

    Then again, OP said copying over apps from another machine is not working either, so, maybe a failing disk? Some bigger issue with file tables etc? So, maybe best to wipe and reinstall.
     
  4. NOTNlCE, Sep 14, 2014
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    Combo Update did not fix. I can deal for now, with Yosemite coming soon, it will be a reinstall, technically. I can still launch Disk Utility from the copied application, and iTerm is fine for a Terminal. Those were the real big two. Hopefully another update will fix soon. Thanks.

    EDIT:

    Hmmm... Can I reinstall 10.9.4 overtop of my current install of 10.9.4? That would update the files included with the base system, but if I don't erase the drive, shouldn't it not touch any of my settings?
     
  5. NOTNlCE thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A reinstall of OS X 10.9.4 overtop of my current 10.9.4 install repaired the damaged utilities. Thanks for the help.

    -N
     

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