5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 1, 2013 2:21 PM by judysings
algieboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Have found that I cannot open my number by double clicking on the file, an error message appears, saying....

 

The application "Numbers" can't be opened.

-600

 

I have restored from a TimeMachine Back up and still no joy.

 

It is possible to obtain a preview vai the 'space' bar and it will open if I open it through the Numbers app.

 

Has anyone got any ideas?

Please.

  • judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,965 points)

    Hi algieboy,

     

    Welcome to the Support Communities!

       

    The article below may be able to help you with this issue.

    Click on the link to see more details and screenshots. 

     

    It sounds like you may need to uninstall and reinstall the Numbers application.

     

    Mac OS X: How to troubleshoot a software issue

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1199

     

    I hope this information helps ....

    Have a great day!

     

     

    - Judy

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    The iWork apps don't do well being moved from one disk to another, whether that is a Time Machine back up or another Mac. It is always best to install again from the original source & it is best to start by removing what you've already installed or copied. The files to delete are the iWork ’09 folder from the main HD > Applications; the iWork ’09 folder in HD > Library > Application Support & the individual iWork application plist files found in HD > Users > (your account) > Library > Preferences for each user. The easiest way to fix the problem is to use Yvan Koenig's AppleScript that removes the files. I have put a copy on my Box.com account in the iWork folder. Download uninstall iWork '09.zip, decompress it, open it in AppleScript Editor and click the Run button.

     

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  • algieboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Judy

    Thank you for your help.

    I have resolved the problem by uninstalling & then reinstalling Numbers, it's working fine now.

    Thank you for your advice and help, much appreciated.

    Alun (Algieboy)

  • algieboy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Peggy,

    thank you very much for your help and advice. I ran the applescript editor and it removed  the items.

    I ended up and uninstalling and then reinstalling Numbers and it's working fine now.

    Thank you it's very much appreciated.

    Alun (Algieboy)

  • judysings Community Specialists Community Specialists (3,965 points)

    Hi algieboy,

     

    Glad to hear you are back on track!

     

    - Judy