Our software library provides a free download of Pacifist 3.6.2 for Mac. The most popular versions of the tool are 3.2, 3.0 and 2.6. This Mac download was scanned by our built-in antivirus and was rated as safe. This application works fine with Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later. The actual developer of this Mac application is CharlesSoft. An older version of Suspicious Package for legacy Macs running OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is available as well. As Quick Look was introduced with OS X Leopard, Suspicious Package for older OS X versions is a standalone app rather than a Quick Look plug-in. HoTodi zeigt wie es geht!Packetverwaltung unter OS X ist eigentlich nicht sehr kompliziert. Aber es kommt auch mal vor, dass man nur ein einzelnes Programm v. Keka is a free file archiver for Mac OS X. Its main compression core is p7zip (7-zip port). Pacifist is a shareware application that opens Mac OS.

Pacifist has existed for years as the main utility on the Mac for exploring .pkg Installer Packages on Mac OS X and extracting files from them. You can also use it with .dmg disk images, and .zip, .tar, .tar.gz, .tar.bz2, and .xar archives. This is particularly useful if an application installed by Mac OS X becomes corrupted or needs replacing for another reason. Rather than reinstalling the entire Mac OS X, you can just replace what you need to – and it’s easy with Pacifist. You can also use it to browse the kernel extensions installed in your system and it lets you see what installer installed them, and whether the installer was made by Apple or a third-party. It’s just $20 shareware and it’s available directly from the developer CharlesSoft.

The interface is easy to use, giving you the option of opening a package, URL, Apple installers or searching installer receipts. I decided to try out browsing the Mac OS X Mountain Lion Installer app which I keep on my boot drive and backup drives (to save myself having to re-download in the future or rely on the Recovery partition or Internet recovery).

Have you checked in the Applications folder and used Spotlight to search for it just in case it was accidentally moved? If it has just been removed from the Dock but is in the Applications folder, then drag the icon back into the Dock.

If it is truly gone then reinstall OS X if you are using Lion. If Snow Leopard or earlier then the following:

How Restore Deleted or Missing OS X Components

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A few of the basic OS X installed applications can be restored from the Optional Installs installer located in the Optional installs folder on your Installer DVD. However, if what you need is not there then follow the instructions below.

How to Use Pacifist to Restore Deleted or Missing OS X Components

Insert the OS X Installer DVD into the optical drive. Use a simple utility like TinkerTool to toggle invisibility so you can see invisible items. Alternatively, open the Terminal application in your Utilities folder and at the prompt enter the following:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles Yes


To turn off the display of invisible files repeat the above command substituting No for Yes.

The install packages are located in the /System/Installation/ folder on the DVD.

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Download the shareware utility Pacifist. Use it to extract a fresh copy of the missing item(s) from the file archives on your OS X installation DVD. The file archives are in the /System/Installations/ folder (use Go to Folder option in the Go menu of the Finder.)

Here are Four Basic ways to use Pacifist(courtesy of George Orville.)

  1. Drag a .pkg icon onto the Pacifist window .....proceed to step 7.
  2. Click on “Open Package ....” and navigate to package desired and click “Open” in the open/save window.....proceed to step 7.
  3. Insert Mac OS X installer CD and when it mounts, navigate to .... Menu->Go->Go to Folder. In the path field enter or paste ....

/Volumes/disc name/System/Installation/Packages(where disc name is the name of the CD/DVD that you inserted.)

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Click on the 'Go' button ..... • Drag a .pkg to Pacifist..... proceed to step 7.

The package you'll need will have to be discovered by trial and error, but for most applications you should start with the Essentials.pkg and/or Additional Essentials.pkg.

D. Insert your Mac OS X install disk 1 .... and open Pacifist.

1. In Pacifist, select 'Open Mac OS X Install Packages' ... dialog may appear asking for disk 2, then disk 3 and finally disk 1 again.... {if DVD is not used)...If “Stop Loading” is selected...the procedure will stop!!!

2a. When loading is complete, a new window appears, click the triangle to display contents of each package...Select item and proceed to step 7.

2b. or click the “Find” icon in the Pacifist window and type the name of the software you need.

3. In the list that comes back, click the top most entry for the item that you want. ..... that is the one for the English language.

4. On the top of the Pacifist window, click “verify” .... you will probably be prompted for your password.

5. Enter checks for.... “verify permissions” and “verify file contents.” and click “verify” ....enter password when prompted.... you will get back output which may look like this:

20 files were scanned. 20 of 20 files were present on the hard disk. 0 of 20 files had file permissions that did not match those specified in the package. 0 of 20 files had checksums that did not match those specified in the package.

6. Click “close”. Go to step 7.

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Extract or Install........

7. In the Toolbar (upper left), you now have the option to extract or install. Click a file in the lower list and those two icons will be enabled.

8. If “Extract to...” is selected.... navigate to the location where the file will be placed, select “choose”, select “extract” in new dialog that appears,authenicate , if prompted, click “OK”.

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9. In the next dialog, click “Extract”.

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10. If “Install” is selected... dialog will appear with the location/path of the installed software. Click “Install”

11. Type in your password, click “OK”

Pacifist will begin to extract files.

12. In steps 8/10ß.... you also have the choice to “cancel”

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Notes: Pacifist may find that a file it is installing already exists on the hard disk. Pacifist will present you with an alert panel....

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  • Stop
  • Leave original alone
  • Update .....
  • Default selection
  • Replace .... (Replace option should only be used on full install packages)

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Feb 27, 2012 11:50 AM