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    Missing Textedit...i think it got deleted :S
    My sister used my macbook today and thought she could erase evidence that she used it by deleting all "search for TODAY" programs in finder i.e. the programs she used on that day. She ended up deleting my firefox and messenger which i was able to replace but she also deleted my text edit...what do i do?? should i restore?

    if i do restore will i loose everything on my computer?

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    You can't just "restore" Text Edit without having to re-install all included applications with OS X. A real pain. However, all is not lost. You can use "Pacifist" from CharlesSoft to extract Text Edit from the original media and re-install just it.

    Pacifist

    Here's another option: Since Pacifist is shareware ($) you might wish to download a free text editor and install it instead of the included Text Edit.

    "Smultron" is free and is a very powerful text editor. I use it in place of Text Edit. Download it from here.

    Regards.

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    Bean is also a very good text editor, much better if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahlil88 View Post
    Bean is also a very good text editor, much better if you ask me.
    Bean is actually a word processor but you're right, it can also be used as a text editor. BTW, I like Bean simply because it can save documents as *.doc by setting it as the default. Very convenient.

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    im a pretty patient person so I don't mind re-installing the apps as i dont know if she might have deleted anything else (she denies deleting my apps when I knw very well she did)...but would I loose my other apps e.g. appzapper, screenium, toast...???

    Also...is there an app that let's me see a log of my computers activities...i think that would be a useful tool in the future.

    Thanks in advanced!

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    Quote Originally Posted by velaquin View Post
    im a pretty patient person so I don't mind re-installing the apps as i dont know if she might have deleted anything else (she denies deleting my apps when I knw very well she did)...but would I loose my other apps e.g. appzapper, screenium, toast...???

    Also...is there an app that let's me see a log of my computers activities...i think that would be a useful tool in the future.

    Thanks in advanced!
    You don't want to reinstall all your applications because that would additionally require having to reinstall all updates again. Just follow what I originally replied to you, that's the easiest way.

    As for a log of computer activity, the answer is yes. Double click on the following file: /var/log/system.log

    The log file will open and you can read it as plain text.

    Regards.

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    Help!
    So the same thing happened to me, Text Edit got deleted on my computer. I liked it and want it back but it's been completely erased from my computer. How do I go about re-installing it? I didn't quite understand the first post?

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    You can retrieve it from your Time Machine backup, because you have backups.

    Of course.

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    That's one smart sister you got there.
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    PS. Additionally, Pacifist will indeed let you retrieve it from your system restore discs or your retail OS X disc. Just tested it.

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