Unable to Restore Applications from Restore Disc in Tiger

Restore disc(s) come shipped with your Mac computer and allow you to restore Apple software. A Mac OS X 10.2 Restore disc is deprived of restoring some applications including Classic Support, if you have installed Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4). To reinstall these applications, you might need to perform some steps that involve erasing your entire volume installed with Tiger. So, it is vital that you have a valid data backup that could restore the required data. If you fail to restore data from backup, you need to use Mac Data Recovery software to serve the purpose.

Consider an instance, you install Tiger on your system and try to use System Restore to reinstall Classic Support using Mac OS X 10.2 Restore disc. The process fails and it prompts you to insert the Restore disc while the disc is already inserted.


You cannot install Classic Support and similar applications from Mac OS X 10.2 Restore disc to a Tiger system.


You can use these methods to troubleshoot the above issue:

You can use purchase and use iLife’05 in order to reinstall the applications included in the package, such as GarageBand, iTunes, iPhoto etc.
If applying the above measure is not feasible, you should follow these steps to reinstall the applications:

Boot your system using Mac OS X 10.2 installation disc

Erase the entire volume on which Tiger is installed

Install Mac OS X 10.2

You can then use Mac OS X 10.2 Restore disc to reinstall the desired application(s)

Start the computer using Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) installation disc

Install Mac OS X 10.4

You need to then use Software Update to get the latest updates available for the applications installed

Restore lost files and folders from backup

At times, backup cannot restore the complete data. This might occur due to errors while backup process. To overcome such situations, you should use Mac Recovery Software to efficiently recover all the lost files and folders. Mac File Recovery utilities are powerful tools that scan a logically crashed drive using high-end algorithms and recover data while maintaining their intactness.

Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is a fully-featured data recovery utility designed for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard,10.5 Leopard , 10.4 Tiger and 10.3.9 Panther. Incorporated with advanced scanning algorithms, this Mac Recovery Software is a comprehensive recovery product. It is compatible with HFS, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, HFS+ and FAT file system drives.