deleted "Messages" app from MB Air OS 10.9.5 - how to download & reinstall?

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    mamaglee New Member

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    I accidentally permanently deleted "MESSAGES" app (don't ask -- I've been using Macs since 1996) from MacBook Air OS 10.9.5 - how can I download & reinstall the app? Thank you, Mamaglee
     
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    mamaglee New Member

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    I rebooted and it reappeared. Thanks.
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    Hello and welcome.

    Glad it worked itself out.

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    Thank you Cory. Do system installed apps usually come back after a reboot?
     
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    Cory Cooper Moderator

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    No...not something I have even seen happen. In more recent versions of OS X, macOS Sierra specifically, you cannot even delete them. ;)

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    That's great to know. The dock icon had a question mark in it, and I couldn't find the app until I rebooted.
     
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    Hi,

    Could possibly reinstall a system app from a TM backup.
     
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