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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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Redownload Messages from the Mac App Store…then reinstall.

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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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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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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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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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A bit of a misleading link.

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Yeah, it works but it's certainly misleading.

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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.
I think they might have before it became a built in feature sort of like what happened with FaceTime.

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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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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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