I know I could just reinstall the entire CS3 suite
I believe that is the only viable way.
5. They won't open. I've only tried Illustrator so far and it tells me the license has stopped working. I'm assuming I'll get the same response with any other Adobe product.
Yes, because of this:
4. Dragged my Adobe software folders back onto my brand new Mac in the Applications folder.
Simply doesn't work this way. As explained, a full reinstall is your only option.
Thanks, but AAAHHHHHHH! I can't find my CD's, I actually can't even remember if they came in a CD package or I just downloaded them over the internet. Why don't I keep track of these things???
Did I just make a very expensive mistake? I can't reinstall these so it looks like I have to buy CS3 or CS4, can't go to CS5 because I don't have an intel Mac, I am at the stage where my mac is as good as it's gonna get.
This is so frustrating, every piece of my CS3 package sits right there on my external hard drive every folder, everything! I paid full price for them! But I can't use them. Holy COW somebody slap me!
There has got to be a way to get these back on my computer....
If you replicated the HD onto the external drive, then you should be able to work from there. What happens when you try to start the application from the external drive?
Hmm, I'll have to try it out tonight. Thanks.
Tried to launch one of the programs last night from the external drive and it didn't work. Said certain files were missing, which didn't make any sense since I backed up the entire computer. ROMAN.TXT was one of the missing files.
Does anyone know where I can buy CS3 for pretty cheap? I need the Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Indesign etc., version. Thanks
As far as I know, when you have a viable serial number (set), you can get a replacement from Adobe, at a certain price; they even know it if you are registered.
I believe it is worth having a word with Customer Service before going shopping.
If you have to buy, make sure the suite has not been used as a basis for an upgrade, or your purchase will be illegal.
As suggested first contact customer service.
But I am not certain they still have CS 3 replacement discs.