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How Do I Install, or Uninstall, the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer from Disks Without a DVD drive?
Author: KB Admin Reference Number: AA-03003 Views: 48907 Created: 2015-09-01 13:17 Last Updated: 2016-04-18 13:55 0 Rating/ Voters

How to Uninstall the BW9 Mac Installer

If you have saved notes, added user-created versions, WORDsearch modules for BibleWorks, saved hit highlighting or made any other user created material in BibleWorks 9 and wish to back them up, click here for instructions.

  1. Open a Finder window.
  2. Click on Applications.
  3. Select BibleWorks.
  4. Select File | Move to Trash from the main menu. This will delete the first part of the BibleWorks installation.
  5. Now select Go from the main menu and hold down the option key on your keyboard. This causes the Library item to appear on the menu. Select Library from the Go menu.
  6. Go to Library | Application Support. You should see a BibleWorks folder.
  7. Select the BibleWorks folder, and then select File | Move to Trash from the main menu. This will delete the last part of the BibleWorks installation.

How to Install the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer

  1. IMPORTANT: Close all programs and restart your Mac. Do not insert your BibleWorks DVD or attempt to run BibleWorks before proceeding. For those installing from the download file, please follow these steps after you have downloaded the 12.7 GB file.
  2. Click here to download the Mac installer [~70MB, updated 2015-10-01]
       (requires the items above)
  3. Run the BibleWorks 9 Mac installer. It will instruct you to drag and copy the BibleWorks package to the OS X Applications folder. Click on the BibleWorks icon in the window and drag it onto the Applications folder in the window. NOTE: If asked if you want to Keep both or Replace, please select Replace.
  4. After The BibleWorks icon/file is copied to the OS X Applications  folder, You will need to have the installation files available for access during installation. The following steps will guide you in preparing a folder with those installation files.
    1. To install BibleWorks on a Mac, the System Requirements specify that a DVD drive is needed. The steps below have worked for some users, but we can’t guarantee success if your system does not have a DVD drive.
    2. You will need to copy all of the files from the BibleWorks DVDs into a single folder on your Mac. There are several ways to accomplish this. The most efficient way to copy these files is on another computer to a portable USB drive or external hard drive. Another option is to copy the files over your LAN if your Mac and the other computer with a DVD drive are connected on a LAN though we do not recommend this because of the amount of data (12 GB) Note: When you are copying the files on the DVD into a single folder, you can allow the following files to be overwritten: crc.exe, crcf.exe., check.exe, crc.def.
    3. Some flash drives may need additional formatting to receive large files, please click here for how to accomplish this formatting.
    4. Connect the flash drive, hard drive or copy the single folder with the installation files to your computer.
  5. Open a Finder window, go to the Applications folder, and run BibleWorks. This window should appear:
    1. Ignore this window and go to the main menu (the Apple menu).You should see the Apple symbol and to the right of it BibleWorks and File..
    2. From the main menu, select File | Run Command.
    3. In the Run Command window, click Browse and go to the folder with your DVD files.
    4. Select “setup.exe” from that folder and click the Open button.
    5. In the Run Command window, click the Run button.
    6. The BibleWorks installation program will now begin. Follow all onscreen instructions to install BibleWorks.
  6. The BibleWorks InstallShield Wizard will begin.
  7. When the window below appears, click Next.   
  8. Now it is time to enter your activation/unlock codes. Click Next in the window below.
  9. Enter your activation/unlock codes into the window below. Use for BibleWorks 9 the BW90 activation code on the QuickStart Manual (looks like BW90-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX). Press the Copy to List button. Then enter any module codes like ESVS-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX. If you know how to copy and paste you can copy and paste the codes into this window. Click Next after all codes appear in the list.
  10. Please read the installation instructions and click Next.
  11. Please read the License Agreement. If you accept the terms click Next.
  12. Please enter your name and organization and click Next.
  13. IMPORTANT: Do NOT change the Destination Folder in this window. This is essential for your installation to work properly. It already should be set to C:\Program Files\BibleWorks 9 as shown below. Simply click Next in this window.
  14. You are now ready to select the resources you want to install. To customize your option, click Custom. Please leave Check online for critical updates selected so that the installer can download the current update. This is essential for your installation to work properly. Click Next.
  15. If you selected Custom in the previous step, select the resources to add to your installation and click Next when you are done.
  16. Finish any remaining steps in the installer.
  17. When installation is completed, the installer will say that it needs to restart your computer. Simply click OK/Yes/Finish. You do NOT need to restart your Mac. The installer will restart the BibleWorks environment by itself.
    1. When the installation is complete, you will be back at the Run Command window. Click the Cancel button.
    2. The window with “Install / Reconfigure” and “Cancel” will be visible. You may click Cancel to close it.
    3. BibleWorks is now installed. We highly recommend that you immediately apply the current EXE patch  as noted below (from the BibleWorks menu, select Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates).
  18. Enable the Mac Hebrew keyboard:
    1. BibleWorks should not be running at this point (please close it if it is).
    2. On the top/main menubar, click the Apple item and select System Preferences.
    3. Select Keyboard (in OS X 10.8 and earlier Language &Text).
    4. Select Input Sources.
    5. Click the + button to add more Input Sources (does not apply in OS X 10.8 and earlier).
    6. Select Hebrew - QWERTY  (if you desire you can select one of the other Hebrew keyboards instead)
    7. Close the Language & Text window.
  19. BibleWorks is now installed. To run it, simply click the Launcher on your dock and click BibleWorks. Alternately, you can open a Finder window and click Applications | BibleWorks.
  20. Please note that the BibleWorks 9 Mac Installer is currently not licensed to run in Trial Mode. You will have to activate it. Please choose the option to activate by Internet  if you have a good connection to the Internet.

Once you have BibleWorks running, we highly recommend the following:

  • Update your BibleWorks Executable from the program's main menu:
            Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates
  • Keep up with Mac user discussion in our forums at
  • Subscribe to our email list for official updates.
  • If you expect to be exporting Greek and Hebrew text to your Mac programs and wish to use the SBL Greek and Hebrew font, see the instructions in the article below for how to install the fonts BibleWorks uses to export Greek and Hebrew text.

 Last Updated: RG/MC/August 7, 2015