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whenever i download an program on my mac, say for instance an update, when i go to install it, it comes up with a .pkg file and asks me to select an application to help open the program in???? any help? as i think i may have deleted something by mistake.
 
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Ok. So if you find a .pkg file, select it and hit Command+I (Get Info).

You get something like this... Is Installer not an option in the open with box? If it is, select that and hit change all.

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Got it!

Select the .pkg and press Command+I again. In the 'Open with' box click 'other' and it should open a window for you to find the application. Go to Your HD> System> Library> CoreServices. In there should be 'Installer.app'. Chose that one, then click 'change all' and give it a go.

If that doesn't fix it then I haven't a clue.
 
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You could Archive and Install - all your data would stay the same, you just re-install the OS.

Pop in the OS X disk and restart, holding down the C key at start-up, you should be able to do it from there.

Other than that I'm not sure what to suggest, I don't even know how you could have deleted that!


HANG ON - Are you running 10.5 or something else?

If you're running 10.4 or earlier the Installer.app would be somewhere in your Applications> Utilities folder.
 

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