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How Do I Update the BibleWorks Mac Installer?
Author: M C Reference Number: AA-02949 Views: 75893 Created: 2013-09-09 11:41 Last Updated: 2019-01-10 09:58 0 Rating/ Voters

If you already have the Mac Installer installed or you have upgraded your Mac OS, here is how to update BibleWorks  to gain fixes to some known issues. (If you have been having difficulty opening BibleWorks, please skip A. and B. proceed directly to C.).

A. Within BibleWorks, click on Help | About BibleWorks.

B. Check the full number listed under "Version."  If the number indicated within the parentheses is MCW 10-44 or higher (BibleWorks 10) or MCW 9r3-32 or higher (BibleWorks 9), you already have the updated BW Mac Installer installed.

** C. To update the BW Mac Installer to a newer version or to fix the difficulty opening BibleWorks proceed as follows: **

  1. IMPORTANT. Close all programs and restart your Mac. Do not run BibleWorks before proceeding to the next step.

  2. a) For BibleWorks 10, click here to download the BW10 Mac Installer. [~93MB, updated 2018-04-24]
        BibleWorks 10 requires OS X 10.8 and higher. If you are using OS X 10.7
        you will have to use version MCW 10-20

    --  For a 64-bit version, please read this Forum post.
    b) For BibleWorks 9,
    click here to download the BW9 Mac Installer. [~70MB, updated 2018-03-01]

  3. Run the BW Mac Installer dmg that you just downloaded.

  4. 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.

  5. If it says “An item named BibleWorks already exists...” , select Replace.

  6. Once the update is finished installing, close the installer window.

  7. Run BibleWorks as usual. If you were directed here to address a crash of BibleWorks 10, return to the previous page by clicking HERE.

  8. After BibleWorks has fully started, you should see MCW 10-44 (BibleWorks 10) or  MCW 9r3-32 (BibleWorks 9)  under Help | About BibleWorks.

D. Go to the BibleWorks menu and select Help | Check for updates (not the Apple menu if you have BibleWorks 9 and use the submenu Help | BibleWorks on the Internet | Check for updates). Apply the latest BibleWorks Executable update. The program will restart after applying any updates.

Last updated: MT/June 8, 2018