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Migration problem - iLife09 gone!

749 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 21, 2010 3:54 AM by Rod Hagen RSS
tommclaughlan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 21, 2010 12:54 AM

I upgraded my MBP last autumn and used Migration Assistant to transfer everything. Everything appeared to be fine until today when I tried to open a Pages document someone had sent me - I typically get Office docs so hadn't needed to use Pages. The Pages document I received won't open as it was created in the current issue of Pages and I have the old one. I know iLife09 was on my MBP when I bought it (there's even files for it in Library) but that it's been 'lost' in the migration process. How do I get it back?

Having noticed this problem, I have searched all the applications and everything seems fine except for iLife (I am running iLife08 from my old MBP) and Garageband, which just isn't there - not too much of a problem though as I don't use it...

Can anyone help?

Many thanks.
MBP 17", Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 Level 7 (31,985 points)
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    Feb 21, 2010 3:54 AM (in response to tommclaughlan)
    Hi tom,

    I'm afraid Pages is part of the iWork suite, which is a seperate purchase, not iLife, which came free with your computer. There would probably have been a 30 day free trial version of iWork on your new computer when you bought it, though.

    The applications that were origfinally installed on your computer can be re-installed using the second of the two grey Apple DVDs that came with your computer. You can re-install iLife from these, but I suspect you may have a problem using the trial version of iWork unless you purchase a licence for it from the Apple Store. If you can't find iWork elsewhere, and haven't "used up" the 30 day trial already, then you can download the trial version from


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