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I accidentally deleted iTunes on my old iMac G5 running Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11. It is not in the trash, and I would really like to get it back. I tried getting the latest version of iTunes available for my system from https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1056?locale=en_US. When I tried to open the DMG file it gave me, all I got was a notice that said "The following disk images failed to mount: iTunes9.2.1.dmg".

Got any suggestions? I would really like to have iTunes back.

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    Image mounted fine for me; have you tried mounting it on another computer and moving the installer over?
    – JMY1000
    Apr 14, 2017 at 20:44

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Your downloaded DMG should work, but assuming you still have the Mac OS X Tiger install DVD you could try the following instead:

  • Insert the Mac OS X Tiger install DVD
  • When Finder opens the Mac OS X Install DVD window, scroll down till you see the System folder
  • Navigate to System > Installation > Packages
  • Locate the iTunes.pkg and double-click on it
  • This should launch the iTunes installer
  • Follow the steps to see if you can install iTunes.

Assuming you can, after doing so use the Apple > Software Update option to update it or launch iTunes and go to iTunes > Check for Updates option instead.

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