Bernard Stay wrote:
("Unexpected error occurred #-51")
Read this thread
it's got the explanation you're looking for and troubleshooting hints.
1. Just reinstall from the supplied CD (10.6.6)
I shouldn't try to install v10.6.6 over v10.6.8 -- I assume that the installer won't want to do that anyway.
3. I suppose there's no way I can do either without losing all my 'stuff'?
Why lose all your 'stuff'? You have a backup, don't you? Backup your 'stuff' and you can restore it later, after all the install is done.
after I presumably use Software Update which will include the Sec. Upd. above?
If you suspect that the Sec Update was the problem, don't install it. Software Update is not an implacable destiny -- it doesn't have to run on auto-pilot; you can choose what to install from available updates.
And what are the odds that AW will then run
My crystall ball just went on the fritz…
Bernard Stay wrote:
I got AW working as suggested by opening another User A/C
The new user account is a troubleshooting technique, not a solution. If the app works in the new account, then the problem is in the user domain -- ie, in your user folder, and you have to locate it. Most often, it's the app's corrupt pref file, or a corrupt template or cache or some other support file. I can't help you with the location of these files for AppleWorks, because I've never used it, and it's such old software that it can't even.
I get mint programs which I have to initiate. What I want is the mature programs complete with bookmarks, sent & rec'd mail
The programmes are the same. You are talking about your user files and settings. Basically, you want to migrate your 'stuff' from one account to another. That's doable, but here's the problem -- with your files, you'll also bring along the corrupt file or files which cause AW to hang. So you'd be back to square one.
What you need to do is to complete the troubleshooting by locating the problematic file(s). And once you do that, there'll be no need to migrate to a new user account.