We just purchased an iMac G5, and I copied all of the applications/documents/etc. from the old computer, a G4 running 9.2.2 over to it. I installed the Classic system folder on the iMac (running Tiger) and have no problems getting it to load.
The problem is that all applications that were copied over from the old computer are showing up as Unix Executable Files and ask which application to use to open them. I tried adding .app to the name of the applications in the Get Info window--this changes the icon of the app to the standard Classic app icon and changes the file type to represent that it is a classic application; however, when I double click on the app, it will not open (but no longer says I have to search for an app to open it).
I installed PageMaker from the CD (it's a Classic version of it) and had no troubles with it--this is only happening with apps that were moved over directly from the old computer and not re-installed. I would just re-install everything, except certain programs I no longer can find the original CDs--notably Photoshop, which we have the upgrade CD but not the original, and the upgrade won't recognize the original app to upgrade it. So "just reinstall everything" is not the answer I am hoping for.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!