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    Exclamation Applications Won't Open- PLEASE HELP
    Okay so here is my problem.
    I wanted to change the name of the 'home' folder and was struggling with how to do it. I ended up moving all of my files to an external hard drive, creating a NEW folder, making it my home folder, and transferring things BACK from the hard drive.
    Now, Microsoft word, the sims 3, and other applications are refusing to open.
    I really need these things to open so if you could please help I would greatly appreciate it.

    The icons and applications appear to be there as they were before, but when I click on them they will not open. I am running 10.6.8 on my macbook pro.

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    Hopefully you made a backup of everything before you did that?

    Read the following article on how to recover from renaming your home folder and keep your fingers crossed. LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Hopefully you made a backup of everything before you did that?

    Read the following article on how to recover from renaming your home folder and keep your fingers crossed. LINK
    Thank you! I got microsoft word working again, but sims3 still isn't working. It is saying there are problems with cider? How can I solve this? Thanks

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    Sorry, I'm not familiar with running the SIMs but I'll try to find out for you and get back in this same thread.

    Edit: Well, I found out what's going on with Cider. Apparently Cider is a "wrapper" which is needed to run Sims 3 as it's really a port from Windows. Read this thread from the Apple Discussions Forum which may help you resolve the problem. LINK

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    Nice fund chscag. I found similar information in another thread on the Apple forums. Yours had much more information though.

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