Appleworks will not load

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  1. btcomm macrumors regular

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    When I try to run it, it says that it can't because of a problem with the shared library and and there is an ok button.

    I tried making a new user and it still won't load.

    Is there some plists or some other files that it goes to access that would be causing this error? I thought I remember there being some obscure file that Appleworks accesses that you could just dump and it would work again but I could be wrong. I will post the exact error when I can. Or is it just an issue of the only thing that will fix this is reinstalling it?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Can you post the exact text of the error dialog box?
     
  3. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Application Launch Failure

    The application "AppleWorks" could not be launched because of a shared library error: "- <Appleworkds><MW_MSL.PPC.Shlb><Interfacelib><>"
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Are you fully updated (if you call a two-year old update "updated") to AppleWorks 6.2.9?

    If so, I think you'll need to reinstall it. Make sure you uninstall the old version first...I think there's an uninstaller somewhere.
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i didn't know people still used AppleWorks. hmm... :p
     
  6. hana macrumors regular

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    Yep...some people do and even good old Claris works. They have a "well, if the Mac ain't broke, why upgrade?" philosophy.

    I often am asked to convert files from somone who still has Claris Works on their computer (generating .cwk files). I am able to open those files (once I take the .cwk extension off) using both Appleworks and Pages. Then I convert them to Word.
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    How about AppleWorks before it was Clarisworks?

    The oddest one I ever had was a job to convert a company's databases out of Microsoft File 1.0. Had to find a machine that would boot OS 4.2 from floppy, first. Worth it though - it paid $750 to translate 300 K worth of data.

    Molar of the story: If you have a valuable client list -- keep up with the times by upgrading, at least twice a decade.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    ***upgrades teeth***

    :p :D
     
  9. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, thank you very much guys. I did the 6.2.9 update and that updates like 3000 files now appleworks loads just fine.
     
  10. hana macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it's either upgrade or later end up paying for an expensive crown. :eek: :D
    (couldn't resist another dental related pun)

    By the way, I guess I'll be holding on to that USB external floppy drive for awhile...it might come in handy....
     
  11. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

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    There is a user tip on this on Apple's forums - Shared Library Error
     

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