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Reinstalling Appleworks after HD failure

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Apr 27, 2012 8:35 AM

Long story, but my HD died on the mini and the DVD that came with the mini was NOT an OS installation disc.  I had to pay Apple $17 to get the correct DVD to get the mini running but the DVD had ZERO applications that came preloaded on the original HD.  I don't care about anything but Appleworks and wanted to know how I get that back on the mini.  I really don't want to have to pay Apple again and I am a bit concerned about pulling the file off the old HD not knowing if it is corrupted and if you can simply drag and drop the file out of the old Applications folder.  Any suggestions?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11), 1Gb DRAM
  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,055 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 8:49 AM (in response to Hennesseystealth)

    Hennesseystealth wrote:

    ... the DVD that came with the mini was NOT an OS installation disc. 

     

    OK, was it the Applications installation disc? If so AppleWorks would be on it.

     

    You can't buy AppleWorks from Apple any longer:

     

    http://www.apple.com/support/appleworks/

     

    ...  but it is available on the used market: http://www.amazon.com/AppleWorks-6-for-Mac/dp/B00004R8L3

     

    Before buying it try dragging the AppleWorks program from your old HD. There are no special installation utilities for AW. Just drag its icon to your Applications folder.

     

    If the file is corrupted it simply won't work.

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 10:04 AM (in response to Hennesseystealth)

    "I…wanted to know…if you can simply drag and drop the file out of the old Applications folder."

     

    Not quite, AppleWorks needs the files and folders included in the AppleWorks 6 folder, not just the application package.

     

    Drag the AppleWorks 6 folder to the Applications folder on the Mini.

     

    AppleWorks will create preference and cache files as it need them. These should not be transfered from the old HD.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

     

    PS: AW 6 install disks came in a couple of versions. On earlier ones, the installer application ran on Mac OS 9. Hard Core Mac has had AW 6 installation disks available for some time. To the best of my knowledge, these used an OS X versionn of the installer software.

     

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  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 28, 2012 3:46 PM (in response to Hennesseystealth)

    What do you see when you open the AppleWorks 6 folder on the USB stick?

     

    Regards,

    Barry

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