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fatty 2nd June 2003 10:43 AM

please help load protools free on my ibook
hi guys. i'm a total mac newbie. i just got this machine today and i'm trying to load protools free. i get the following message "the disk with your preferred destination folder is currently locked - error 44". i'm sure this is an easy one but i'm stumped. can you help me out? i am running on 9.2 at the moment coz i'm told protools free doesn't work on os 10.

peteri 2nd June 2003 11:20 AM

Sounds like you're trying to install the software onto the CD drive - have you tried changing where you install to, or dragging the folder from the CD onto the desktop first (before trying to install)?


fatty 2nd June 2003 01:39 PM

ok thanks for that. i dragged the file onto the desktop, then clicked on it and it unstuffs. now i have a protools icon on my desktop. when i click on it i get another message "the document "protools" could not be opened, because the application program that created it could not be found. could not find a translation extension with appropriate translators". wtf?

as for changing where i am installing to, how do i do that?? i think its currently trying to install into the applications file. when i had the machine set up i had it set so i can boot into os9 or os10. the apps file is for os10 i think and is locked when i boot into os9. i think maybe that is why i got the original error message? man maybe i should read the manual or something. i'm flying blind here.

peteri 2nd June 2003 03:09 PM

No, the reason you were getting the error in the first case was because it was trying to unstuff the file to a read only media (the CD).

a wtf file is (from the top of my head) a text document.

May I suggest looking at

And reading the instructions there - it clearly tells you how to install the software.