TextEdit is not working. I have tried reinstalling but every time i am getting

You can't open the application TextEdit because it may be damaged or incomplete.

message. i dont want to reinstall mac os x. i am using 10.6.8 os x. I also referred Apple Support Communities post.

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  • Open console and watch the activity when you open TextEdit — it could greatly clarify things. – iskra Dec 1 '11 at 9:40

If you have Xcode installed, you can recompile it yourself.

Go to /Developer/Examples/TextEdit, double click on TextEdit.xcodeproj, and click the play button.

In case you are Xcode less, let me know, I'll upload a build for you on my server.

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