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Error: The ArcView application could not be opened because ArcViewLib could not be found

Error Message

Attempting to launch the ArcView application on a Macintosh returns:

"The ArcView application could not be opened because ArcViewLib could not be found"

Cause

The virtual memory is turned off.

Solution or Workaround

Turn the virtual memory back on to relieve some of the memory usage by ArcView.

  1. Select Control Panel > Memory from the Apple menu.
  2. Click the radio button for 'On' under the Virtual Memory section.
  3. Enter the total amount of memory.

    Note:
    The total amount of memory is equal to physical memory(RAM) as well as virtual memory.

  4. Close the Memory dialog box.
  5. Reboot the Macintosh.