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Need Help Restoring Appleworks. Messed up my Preference File.

533 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 13, 2012 2:19 AM by fruhulda RSS
callthescribe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 12, 2012 7:59 PM

Help! AppleWorks  froze. I closed  all windows and when it still did not start, followed online directions for deleting  AppleWorks plist. Obviously did something wrong, because Appleworks still won't start. It tries, but stops within a few seconds. Fortunately, I did not  empty the trash, so was able to recover com.appleworks plist, but can't rememebr where it came from. Am starting to think I removed the wrong  item anyway and that I should have  removed something called . . . but can't remember ever seeing it. Is there any way to get this show back on the road?


I could complete my project using  INDesign or Word, but  the document I need is saved in appleworks.

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (64,065 points)

    Go to (user)/Library/Preferences/Appleworks and delete three of the prefs files, retaining the 'AppleWorks 6 button bars' if you have set any custom buttons. Then in the Preferences folder delete


    Then in your Document folder go to AppleWorks User Data: it has three folders, each of which has sub-folders. Delete the contents of the subfolders, not any folders themselves.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,750 points)

    It would help if you gave more information on which Mac system you are on and which AW version you hae on the CD.


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