I uninstalled iTunes a while back when I first got my Mac. I'd now like to get it back.
This seems nearly impossible on Mojave, as far as I can tell. The available installers are here:
The latest macOS they support is High Sierra, 10.13. When I try to install iTunes 12.8.3 on my machine (macOS 10.14.6), I see
"This update requires macOS version 10.13.99 or earlier."
And I cannot install the latest version of iTunes, because it is for Catalina (10.15).
It seems there is a gap in the available installers, which does not include Mojave. I don't know if this is Apple trying to strong-arm 10.14 users into upgrading to 10.15 and losing 32-bit application support. All I know is that iTunes was installed on this machine at one point, so a working installer must exist. Any help?
Edit: there is a really obvious statement on the link that I posted above that I somehow missed:
"Note: macOS 10.14 Mojave includes iTunes 12.9.x as part of the operating system. There is no standalone installer provided. Updates to iTunes are included in OS updates when applicable. You can reinstall Mojave to repair iTunes."
Is this really the only solution? Is there a way to "repair" the OS/install missing components, without reinstalling the entire thing? And if I did do the reinstall, does that reset data and settings configurations, etc.?