OS9 freezes when starting Eudora

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mitthrawnuruodo, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #1
    A friend of mine still using Classic (9.2.2) got into really big problems when she installed the new version of Eudora Email, Eudora 6.1.1. Every time she starts Eudora the machine/OS9 freezes and she has to reboot the hard way...

    Anobody else experienced something similar, and maybe knows about a fix? It's been years since I had a working Classic system, so I'm a bit outdated. So, if anybody do know any (quick) fixes so she doesn't have to do a clean install, she (and I) will be very happy... ;)
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    The first thing to check when a Classic application crashes consistently is the preferences file. Its exact location depends on how you have Mac OS X Classic settings configured - if the checkbox "Use Mac OS 9 preferences from your home" is UNCHECKED, it's in the Preferences folder inside your Mac OS 9 system folder. If that box IS checked, it is in ~/Library/Classic/Preferences where ~ is your user folder. Try removing the preference file and launching Eudora and see if it works now.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo thread starter Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Aah... I'm sorry I wasn't clear enogh. My friend doesn't use OS X, she boots in OS9/Classic. If it was an OS X problem I probably could have helped...

    I don't quite see why anybody would run a Mail client in Classic Environment from OSX though... is there any circumstances where that would be necessary or helpful in any way...?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Well, in that case, just look in your Mac OS 9 system folder, in the Preferences folder. In there you'll find a preferences file for Eudora. Move/Trash it, then restart Eudora and see if the problem clears up.
     

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