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I accidentally deleted system apps like the App Store.app and the Calendar.app.

How can I restore these? I've tried the combo update like suggested for 10.6.6 systems, but that unfortunately doesn't seem to work on 10.8.

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Boot to recovery HD and reinstall Mountain Lion if you don't have those backed up to your Time Machine (or equivalent) backup.

  • I hoped not having to reinstall – Erik Aigner Dec 23 '12 at 5:38
  • Backups help not having to reinstall when you delete things - you could see about copying those apps from another similar OS install or hope the 10.8.3 combo update has those apps in their entirety. – bmike Dec 23 '12 at 5:42
  • Yes I just thought of that. I actually have a mini server running 10.8.2 as well, so I'll try just copying it over from there. – Erik Aigner Dec 23 '12 at 5:46
  • Consider backing things up just in case calendar barfs. I can't see it being risky, but you never know.... – bmike Dec 23 '12 at 5:48
  • I usually have a TM backup but this time I just wiped the Time Capsule moments before that to run a completely fresh backup... so bad timing. – Erik Aigner Dec 23 '12 at 6:01

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