10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2011 2:06 PM by maxintosh pro
Ilovm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

Hello,

 

I would like to use again Appleworks with which I had created a valuable database, but not used for  years.

 

My present version is 6.2.4

 

I have found a 6.2.9 update but I get the following message when I try to update

 

"the default location for this install could not be found. This install was cancelled"

 

Could someone help me ?

 

Also is there a more recent update that I should use ?

 

I am working with OSX, 10.6.8 on IMAC and MacBookPro

 

Many thanks in advance

 

Ivan

  • 1. Re: cannot update
    maxintosh pro Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    This usually means that Apple has moved on with their programs and has cut the download location but not the download site. You might be able to get a copy direct from Apple by contacting them. Just go for the general phone number and ask for help and advice on Appleworks there. They should be able to help you, they always have discs for that sort of program!

  • 2. Re: cannot update
    Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (65,495 points)

    Were you actually able to download the updater in the first place, but then it wouldn't run?

     

    If you've moved the Appleworks folder to somewhere other than the Applications folder, move it back and try again.

  • 3. Re: cannot update
    Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,230 points)

    If you are in the US or Canada you need to click one of the Download buttons on this page. If you are in any other English-speaking country you need the International English updater. The other languages are self-explanatory.

     

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  • 4. Re: cannot update
    Ilovm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Roger,

    Yes I could download the updater fine.

    Also I checked the location of the apple Works6 folder. It is in the application folder and contains the AppWks app.

    Does this help ?

    Any other thought ?

    Thanks

  • 5. Re: cannot update
    Ilovm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Hi Peggy,

    I am presentli in Europe, but I was living in the US for a few years before, and honestly, I don't remember if I originally got the application while in US or in Europe.

    I wold tend to think that the answer is europe...

    If so, where can I find the international updater

    My message said somethig about location. Would this be related to the version as you suggest ?

    Thanks

  • 6. Re: cannot update
    maxintosh pro Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Peggy wrote:

     

    If you are in the US or Canada you need to click one of the Download buttons on this page. If you are in any other English-speaking country you need the International English updater. The other languages are self-explanatory.

    This is perfect for all updates. I have just updated and old Mac with this and it works perfectly!

  • 7. Re: cannot update
    maxintosh pro Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Ilovm wrote:

     

    If so, where can I find the international updater

    My message said somethig about location. Would this be related to the version as you suggest ?

    Thanks

     

    What you will need to do is install the American-English updater, complete this, then update to the International-English or other different alteration to American-English updater.

  • 8. Re: cannot update
    Ilovm Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Peggy,

    You know what ...

    It works perfect when I use the french updater.

    And french only ! if I use the international it won't work. I tried !Thanks for the link. Very good advice.

    Have a good day

    Ivan

  • 9. Re: cannot update
    Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,230 points)

    maxintosh pro wrote:

     

    What you will need to do is install the American-English updater, complete this, then update to the International-English or other different alteration to American-English updater.

    No, you use one updater & one updater only! All of the updaters are listed as links, International English being the top one. When Apple re-did the page some time ago, they failed to identify that the buttons labeled Download are for the North American English updater.

     

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  • 10. Re: cannot update
    maxintosh pro Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Ok, well it works for me... can't seem to see what difference it made though.

    Thanks for the advice though Peggy!