I deleted the App Store application with AppCleaner some months ago, after ongoing problems with a freezing Finder. Now I would like to reinstall, but I cannot find a way. The 10.6.6 combo updater of course will not do the job because it needs an older OS X incarnation and I'm running 10.6.8.

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    Have you tried the 10.6.8 combo updater? – Mark Jul 19 '11 at 8:21
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    you could try to get the updater files and extract App Store.app – user6124 Jul 19 '11 at 8:49
  • Restore if from your normal backup? – bmike Jul 19 '11 at 13:04

Download and re-install the Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1.

at the link above.


This guy extracted the App http://www.qubesys.com/reinstall-mac-app-store/


If you don't want to trust an Internet version of the app, you can always reinstall from your Snow Leopard disc / restore media and run the combo updater of your choice. Any combo updater 10.6.6, 10.6.7 or 10.6.8 will have the App Store on it.

Also, your backup should have a copy of the app.


The issue with downloading the app that someone has extracted is that it is coded with his Apple ID. At this time I am unable to change the ID in the program to allow me to use it. Better choice is to go with re-installing the update.

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    Stack Exchange is not formatted like a normal forum. This "answer" seems like it should be a comment on RobZolkos's answer. If it is, please make a comment and delete this answer. If you intended this to be an answer in its own right, please flesh it out with some more detail. – CajunLuke Apr 4 '12 at 20:54

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