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Re: Problem with renaming Mathematica path on Mac OS X

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  • Subject: [mg111785] Re: Problem with renaming Mathematica path on Mac OS X
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 06:55:46 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i40eva$c13$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 12, 3:30 am, Bob F <deepyog... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Am running Mathematica on Mac OS X system and I had installed it into
> the folder
>
>      /Applications/Wolfram/Mathematica 7.0.1.app
>
> But this caused a problem with trying to do something with
> LinkSnooper, so I tried to just rename it to:
>
>     /Applications/Wolfram/Mathematica_7.0.1.app
>
> but now I get an error during startup that says
>
>     Mathematica was unable to open the file
>     /Applications/Wolfram/Mathematica 7.0.1.app/SystemFiles/FrontEnd/
> TextResources/Macintosh/UnicodeLanguageFontMapping.tr
>
> So apparently there is some place in Mathematica that remembers where
> the app was originally installed rather than "learn" it from wherever
> it is currently running from.
>
> Any suggestions how to fix this?? Have noticed no other problems due
> to this simple change of name so far.
>
> Thanks...
>
> -Bob

Several people answered this question and wanted to thank them all.
The solution has to do with removing the "cache" folder Mathematica
uses. On a Mac all I had to do was remove the folder:

    ~/Library/Mathematica/FrontEnd/7.0 Caches

Thanks everyone for the help. Greatly appreciated.

-Bob


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