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    Somehow I had a user delete the messages app from OS X and it will not load up. Any ideas on how to restore this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxhest View Post
    Any ideas on how to restore this?
    Redownload Messages from the Mac App Store…then reinstall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Redownload Messages from the Mac App Store…then reinstall.

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    It's a system app, you can't re-download it.

    You can restore it from a backup if you have one. You might also be able to get a copy if you apply the most current combo update for your version of OS X.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxhest View Post
    Somehow I had a user delete the messages app from OS X and it will not load up. Any ideas on how to restore this? Thanks
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    I suspect you will have to re-install OS X in order to replace the deleted "Messages.app". You didn't mention which version of OS X the user is running but if Mavericks, a re-install will not remove or delete previous data. It will, however, refresh and replace any missing files or apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    It's a system app, you can't re-download it.
    That's sort of what I thought. But then maybe I got confused when I found this earlier (maybe this is a similarly named app):

    Download Apple Messages for Mac

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    It sure looks like the same "Messages.app" to me. Nice find Nick, that will save the OP from having to reinstall OS X.

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    What made me think that it was the "real deal"...it says that the developer is Apple.

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    Click the download link and see where it leads you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Click the download link and see where it leads you.
    A bit of a misleading link.

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    I'll say it's a bit misleading.

    Wasn't a standalone version of Messages released for a while? I'm thinking maybe around the time Mountain Lion was released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    A bit of a misleading link.

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    Yeah, it works but it's certainly misleading.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    I'll say it's a bit misleading.

    Wasn't a standalone version of Messages released for a while? I'm thinking maybe around the time Mountain Lion was released.
    I think they might have before it became a built in feature sort of like what happened with FaceTime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Yeah, it works but it's certainly misleading.
    Not sure if you noticed. But in the link it says that the download size is 66.9 megabytes. Obviously not the full size of a complete Mavericks download. So this was another detail that made it seem like the link would just be for the Messages app.

    So another misleading detail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Not sure if you noticed. But in the link it says that the download size is 66.9 megabytes.
    I have no idea where they got that figure from. Did they do some fancy math?
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