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  • John Nelson

    February 9, 2021 at 3:51 pm

    Not sure how old it is but it still works; mostly. The four drives are also old, like me. Over the years I have partitioned them into six drives. On one I’m using Snow Leopard 10.6.3. That’s because all that expensive Adobe/Apple software (AE CS4, PS CS3, FCP 2.0 upgrade) won’t work on the newer OS (well, I did manage to load AE on my mac mini running Sierra. But not PS).

    The problem started while I was working in AE and was constantly getting interrupted by that pesky “Adobe Flash Player” popup. I did a first aid permissions/verify and found errors. I still had the SL disk so I reinstalled. That seemed to work fine. I thought AE might be affected too so I reinstalled it as well. But during the AE install I noticed weird .dmg’s popping up during the process (video). The install kept failing, probably due to the popup .dmg’s. I kept ‘ejecting’ them but it was a losing battle. After several attempts it (AE) finally installed. Once I started my AE project most of the files were coming up as ‘missing’; they weren’t. I was unable to reconnect them. I had to reload mpeg Streamclip, both versions, to try and see if they would play. They wouldn’t play on either version; 1.92 and 1.93b8. They also wouldn’t play with quicktime player 10.0.

    I would really appreciate your feedback as to possible remedies. Being retired with ‘shallow pockets’ has its drawbacks but making family movies is still enjoyable. Thank You.

    PS, The reinstall of Snow Leopard somehow did not install iTunes. Don’t know why…

  • Robert Withers

    February 10, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Sympathies. I’m also working with a vintage project on a vintage 2017 macbook pro running Snow Leopard (or is is Mountain Lion, I get those cats mixed up) OS 10.8.5 and the first Adobe Pr CC which was released in 2013 (also called Version 7.2.2) with issues getting it to launch and output to something I can edit on a more recent iMac with Catalina. (Aii)

    One thing I do is wait about 40 minutes online for the Adobe support people in India to pick up. They’re usually pretty helpful and I get one or two nuggets from each call. Latest was to put all media for a project into a single folder on the root or a single external drive. I have to do this by hand since the Premiere Media Manager just doesn’t work in any version I have.

    Keep us posted . . .

  • John Nelson

    February 10, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Robert,

    I’ve started wiping one of my drives to reinstall all those programs in hopes of being able to salvage the work I’ve already done on the older drive.

    Hope springs eternal…

  • Eric Santiago

    February 11, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    As you keep re-installing you will find apps won’t update (iTunes) due to non-support.

    Our slew of 2006 MPs here has been put to pasture due to workflow.

    I have three 2010s left and hoping it’ll still play nice with the 2013s/2019s.

  • John Nelson

    February 11, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Eric,

    I too, have been put out to pasture but still like to dabble in graphics and animations…

    I’m lucky the mac pro still works. Lots of memories on those drives. Right now I’m trying to remember my passwords to connect. Thought I had them written down correctly but guess not… :{

    Best of luck with yours…

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