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I accidentally deleted my Photos.app from /Applications dir. I looked up the internet but couldn't find a way to get it back.

Where do I download it from?

Deleted Photos.app

Update

I held down Option key and clicked on the Photos.app and it asked me to create new Photos Library file. So my original question wasn't correct!

  • Have you checked your Trash? If you haven't cleared the Trash, you can just right click on the Photos app and say Put Back. – emotality Sep 21 '16 at 10:17
  • No I emptied my Trash. I had done this awhile ago. – Sindhu S Sep 21 '16 at 12:26
  • So you deleted your photo library. Unless you had a backup, it's gone. – tubedogg Sep 22 '16 at 4:53
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How did you delete Photos.app. It's an required macOS app. It's like if you try to delete System Preferences.

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Maybe you didn't see the app. Try to search it with Spotlight.

  • Updated the question with dialog that appears when I try to access Photos.app – Sindhu S Sep 22 '16 at 4:21
  • So now you don't have any problem? – Alec von Barnekow Sep 22 '16 at 5:28
  • Yeah, it's fixed! – Sindhu S Sep 22 '16 at 7:43
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Recover Deleted Apps on iPhone

Open the App Store

  • Tap on App Store on iPhone

Tap on “Updates” from the menu at the bottom → Tap on “Purchased”.

  • Tap on Purchased on iPhone

Now, tap on “Not on This iPhone” menu on top.

  • Tap on Not On This iPhone

Find the app that you deleted and want to re-install.

  • Tap on the cloud icon and the installation will begin.

Download Purchased Apps from iCloud

Alternatively, you can search for the purchased app on the App Store.

  • Search Purchased Apps on iPhone
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    Though not explicitly mentioned the OP probably deleted Photos.app in macOS/OS X and not in iOS. – klanomath Sep 21 '16 at 9:06

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