Problem with accessing files; installing applications

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MedStudent, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. MedStudent macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    I just acquired a rebuilt Intel MacBook Pro with a brand new hard drive. Only software on computer was Snow Leopard OS (10.6.3). Everything running as you would expect.

    However, after I ran migration assistant (bringing over files and settings only from my old G4), I noticed that iTunes was not finding my old iTunes library and playlist files (even though all files appeared in my Music folder). I upgraded to the latest iTunes, but no luck.

    Also, second issue, when I attempted to install MS MacOffice 2008, I received a prompt indicating I couldn't install the application because Rosetta was not on the computer. I installed the same version of this software on another new MacPro computer without problem

    Am I missing something with the setup of the laptop? Any help here would be appreciated.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    When asking questions for help, it is useful to give versions of your software and hardware. Saying that you have an old G4 brackets your software into a window that extended from 1999 to 2005, spanned MacOS 8.6 to MacOS X 10.5.8, and includes models of the PowerMac G4, iMac G4, eMac, PowerBook G4, and the Mac mini.

    Now to your question--Rosetta is not part of the default installation of MacOS X 10.6. The user must install it from the System Restore disc. As for iTunes, the version on your MacBook Pro probably has a different storage structure than the version on the old computer. Try importing the older content rather than using it to replace the newer content.
  3. MedStudent thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2010
    The G4 is eMac running Tiger 10.4.11.

    So, I would need to export all songs, playlists, content, etc from my G4 and reimport on the laptop. What about stored backups from my iPods? How do I transfer those?

    As for Rosetta, do I need it on the laptop to install newer software apps on my laptop such as Mac Office and Adobe CS5?


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