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    Dec 11, 2011
    Help with app store in os x 10.6.8
    Hi, all. I'm new - both to this forum, and to Macs. I have a MacBook Air, running OS X Snow Leopard, the latest version 10.6.8.

    I want to upgrade to the new LION OS. However, for reasons unknown to me, the "AppStore" application in 10.6.8. has been corrupted. When I click on the icon for it, it says Safari (latest version) cannot open it because of missing files.

    I thought about re-installing the entire OS 10.6.8 - but because I am traveling in Asia, I don't have the thumb drive with me, and a download says it will take several DAYS. (Not the best internet service where I am).

    When I tried the "update software" option under the Apple logo, I wait 10 minutes for it to scan, then it says, "There is no new software - your software is updated.) So it does not recognize that part of the OS is corrupted, or missing.

    My question is, is it possible to somehow re-install just the App Store to 10.6.8? Other forum discussions say yes - but they all just point me to the Apple page that says click on the "upgrade software" with the result above - no upgrade available.

    Is there a way to upgrade to Lion WITHOUT the App Store software?

    My only other option seems to be to wait 20 days until I get back to the States to get my thumb drive - but even THEN I'm concerned about re-installation of the entire OS just to get the freakin' App Store debugged.

    Any suggestions would be most welcome.


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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    If you're missing files, my guess would be your only options are probably to download and install the "10.6.8 combo update" - google should bring it up as first hit - or buy the thumb drive version of Lion if it's available where you're located right now.
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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2011
    Thanks for the combo update idea - that seems to have worked.

    Cheers -

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