recovering programs

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by sparrow, Jul 26, 2004.

  1. sparrow macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2004
    I recently backed up some data on my computer, wiped the hard drive and installed panther. The problem is that I did not make an exact copy of the drive (I did not clone it). And now when I copied the files back to the ibook some of the programs won't run even though I took them from the Applications folder and copied them in full. Is there any way to fix this? Are there files outside of the applications folder that belong to programs that I might have missed?
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Depending on the Apps in question, there could be quite a few missing files scattered all over your back up. The simplest and easiest way to recover from this is to reinstall these apps from the originals.
  3. LeeTom macrumors 68000


    May 31, 2004
    I agree. Apps run so much better when they are installed. I don't back up any of my apps, only documents. When I reinstall OS X, I reinstall my apps as well, and it always works great.

    Lee Tom

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