Appleworks Suddenly not opening!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crazydreaming, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. crazydreaming macrumors 6502a


    Apr 17, 2005
    Salt Lake City, UT -Westminster College
    A freind needs to complete a paper she started in Appleworks. When I try and open Appleworks, it bounces in the dock a few times, then dissapeers and never opens!

    I tried repairing permissions and that didn't change anything.

    I told her she needs word... but in the meantime.

    Please help, thanks!
  2. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I would try deleting the AppleWorks preference file. But I'm not on a Mac with AppleWorks right now so I can't tell you the path to the file until tonite.

    It might be /Users/(yourname)/Library/Preferences/ Searching the disk for "AppleWorks" might help you find it, wherever it is, if nobody else posts here to set us straight.

    Deleting it might let you launch AppleWorks again. You might have to set its preferences again, but AppleWorks doesn't have that many to begin with.
  3. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    Yeah, that's the right path (actually, it's with no caps. but yeah).

    Also, if your friend recently downloaded an update to the OS and doesn't have the most recent version of Appleworks, it's possible that that's what broke it. Here's a link to the most recent version.

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