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Is there a free download for PAF 5.2 available for Mac/Apple?

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Is there a free download for PAF 5.2 available for Mac/Apple?

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The Personal Ancestral File is not available or supported anymore. If you still have it installed or the setup package, compatibility is assured up to Windows 8. On a Mac, you would have to use an emulator that is capable of running Windows applications while the Mac OS is running as well.

You can use WineBottler to try to run the application on Mac, even if there is no dedicated version released exclusively for Mac.

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The last version of PAF for Mac was version 2.3.1 released in 1984, and will not run on Intel Macs. I used WineBottler to install PAF for use on my Mac. You can also use VirtualBox providing you have a copy of Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, or XP to install in VirtualBox 1st, then you can install PAF and and any other program that is compatible with those versions of Windows. OR you can simply download Ancestral Quest from Incline Software, Incline was the developer of PAF.

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