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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications System 10.4
Tiger only hintAfter installing System 10.4, I found that a few applications failed to run. The most notable app was Photoshop 7.0. When clicked, it launched Script Edit, not Photoshop, and the icon was all wrong.

Clearly the package wasn't being seen as an application. I tried to change the "Open With..." settings, and that helped, but it still gave me an error message every launch. Then I stumbled upon this thought. Make the application package (a directory actually) an .app directory by renaming it (i.e. making sure that .app was the extension). Upon issuing the rename, Finder warned me that I was changing the type from .0 to .APP, and this was a solid clue now.

After changing it, Photoshop worked the way I expected and things were fixed. I found a few other applications that had a version number as the final characters of the file name. For those that wouldn't launch, renaming the app to ".APP" solved the problem.
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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications
Authored by: kahless on Jun 08, '05 10:25:56AM

I didn't have this problem, but I did notice that for some apps like Mathematica 5.1 the .app now shows in the Finder. This was not the case prior to 10.4. The .app shows even if I have preferences set to hide file extensions. Not all apps are effected, for example, my Photoshop 7.0 and Acrobat Distiller 7.0 apps don't display this behavior. Puzzling.



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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications
Authored by: kokaviel on Jun 08, '05 10:33:12AM

My resolution to this Photoshop problem was:

sudo rm -Rf /Library/Caches/* /System/Library/Caches/* ; shutdown -r now



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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications
Authored by: MtnBiker on Jun 08, '05 10:52:08AM

Thanks, saves booting back into Panther for two apps (from the same developer, but not Adobe). I've already forwarded the article to the developer.

Too bad I was so impatient about installing Tiger, I'd have saved hours having to install Panther on another drive--usually I keep the old system around, but it didn't happen this time.

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Hermosa Beach, CA USA



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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications
Authored by: mooreluc on Jun 09, '05 08:17:09AM

Same problem here, but my application was Address Book. Seems to be a random occurance so far...??



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10.4: A possible easy fix for non-running applications
Authored by: Zo-1 on Jun 14, '05 04:55:32PM
Now this is what I call a hint.

So obvious, so innately commonsensical, yet would it have ever occurred to me. . . Thanks!

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