4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2010 11:21 AM by jsd2
dalt83 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hope this is in the right spot. I purchased a used aluminum macbook. I transferred all my info and settings over from my old macbook using the migration assistant. Everything worked great except for Netflix wouldn't play. Called Netflix, said I needed an older version of Silverlight. So I deleted the version of Silverlight that was on my computer, went into Library, internet plug-ins and deleted it there too. ThenI tried to install the older version, but it won't let me because it says there is a newer version installed. I deleted everything I can see that is related to Silverlight, but it keeps saying the same thing that a newer version of Silverlight exists on this disk. Any suggestions? I just need Silverlight 3 to watch netflix online and can't seem to do this simple task.

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,850 points)
    Look in *Library > Receipts* to see if there is a Silverlight receipt file there. If so, just delete it.
  • sig Level 8 Level 8 (35,780 points)
    The right spot would be in the Microsoft forums in as much as it's their software. That said, google "silverlight mac" and see what you come up with.
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (61,995 points)
    Sorry, but Receipts isn't it in Snow Leopard. Try the /var/db/receipts/ folder, using the GO to folder option. The only things in the Receipts folder should be the BSD.pkg, an InstallHistory.plist file, and a Modular Software Download.plist if iWork '09 was installed.
  • jsd2 Level 5 Level 5 (6,200 points)
    Try the /var/db/receipts/ folder, using the GO to folder option.


    Yep- my system contains:
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    /var/db/receipts/com.microsoft.installSilverlightPlugin.bom

    /var/db/receipts/com.microsoft.installSilverlightPlugin.plist

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    as well as

    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/Silverlight.plugin

    /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Silverlight/