Had a weird experience this AM. Was checking email via Safari when a screen popped up asking for permission to update software. I declined, because I didn't know who was trying to do what (i.e., there were no update icons in the Dock, etc.). Then, the fun began.
I tried to open EXCEL next and it wouldn't open. It immediately failed with a message saying the application quit unexpectedly, etc., etc. Same thing happened with every other Office app. After much discussion with Apple, then Microsoft, and then Apple again, I was able to un-install Mcrosoft Office but the kicker is: I got the same failure when I tried to re-install the apps from the CD (i.e., I got an immediate failure when I double-clicked the install icon).
With Microsoft's help, I was able to set up another user profile with Admin capability, and the apps installed just fine using that profile. So, the problem appears to be with my main profile. However, Apple is stumped and gave up trying to help me.
So, I'm now in the situation where the Apps are on my machine under 1 profile and the data is under another profile. AND, I just discovered that Quicken fails when I try to iopen it in my 1st Profile too.
1. Has this happened to anyone else out there? If so, how'd you get around it?
2. Is there a way to share files between profiles? I know I can probably copy the Microsoft files on a portable drive, but I'm concerned about the Quicken database. Not sure how to transport this data between Users.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
PS. I'm running Snow Leopard. There are no pending software updates.
If you can run today's Java updater (it's actually more than a Java updater), it may solve your problem.