I foolishly deleted iChat Application from my Mac with version of 10.6.8 for free disk space. Now am trying to download the .dmg file for the iChat app. Can anyone help me in this by sending any link to download the file?


The solution is reported on this discussion on the Apple Support Communities.

They report several ways to do that. The easiest way seems to be:

Insert your Tiger/Leopard/Snow Leopard DVD into your drive. Once the DVD loads, open the "Optional Installs" folder and then the .mpkg of the same name. This will launch an Installer. Click through until you get the option of choosing what you'd like to install. (this is after the Licence Agreement part)

Open the "Applications" by using the tick box and triangle for the drop down menu in the panel of software to install, simply choose iChat (only) and let the installer do the work.

  • Yup. i tried but when i am trying to download,am not getting installation process. unknowingly it is closing. can u tell me why it is...? and thanks for the reply. – iPhone NewBie Oct 19 '12 at 6:55
  • "iChat Update (PowerPC) can’t be installed on this computer." this is am getting. – iPhone NewBie Oct 19 '12 at 6:55
  • version 10.6.8 Processor 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 2 Gb 800 Mhz. Is it Sufficient..? – iPhone NewBie Oct 19 '12 at 7:18
  • i tried that one also but it is taking almost 118 GB Hard Disk Space..:( – iPhone NewBie Oct 19 '12 at 7:20
  • sorry am mistaken, my harddisk space is 117 GB and it takes 11.5 mb space. Even am not able to install it, – iPhone NewBie Oct 19 '12 at 7:28

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .