clean install to tiger created problems....

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jsado, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. jsado macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    I performed a clean install to Tiger because I was having issues with my iMac G4. It wouldn't sleep on it's own, the hard drive was constantly spinning, etc, etc....Well, the move screwed up alot of my apps. I fixed many of the problems except for one.

    InDesign 2.0.2 - I can't open it. It tells me the serial number is invalid. Then it says to reinstall it. So I try and the install gets 3/4 of the way done, then it quits and says I don't have enough access privileges to continue. What is this?

    I am the only user. I own the software....Can somebody out there help me out here? I have a very important job for a client that I'm working on and it involves me using InDesign.

    My iMac has been seeming awfully buggy lately. I periodically run cocktail to clean everything up. But this thing just seems to be acting up.
  2. jsado thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
  3. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Try repairing permissions first off. Then spotlight for any remaining files (this will probably fix the serial number problem) and delete them.
  4. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

    Jan 26, 2004
    when you say clean install... did you just erase and install and then copy your apps and stuff back over?? i don't see all the benefit in doing it that way...

    personally, when i do an erase and install, i find all my install disks and reinstall my apps from their original disks, otherwise, if the app is messed up and causing problems, and you just copy it back over, the erase and install was just a big waste of time...

    it sounds like your erase and install process is flawed in some way as to let the problem come back...

    i would rethink how you did the install process and see if you can do it in a way that makes it the cleanest install you can get...

    hopefully that was helpful, sorry if it wasn't.
  5. jsado thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 6, 2004
    Well, I searched in spotlight for everythinh InDesign related and deleted it. However, this didn't help. Here is what the error says:

    Access Denied Error
    1008:9, -5000

    Then something about how it couldn't create a folder.

    What would be stopping this install? Why do I not have enough access privileges?

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