did you make sure that you installed the Carrara 8,... into a Different folder from the 8.5 beta version.
The programs should be in separate folders.
If both of the program Icon’s are opening up the same version, (beta) ...then it could be that you’ve installed the beta into the C8 folder.
First thing to do is uninstall the beta. using the product uninstaller,. or through the control panel.
You don’t need the beta right now,.. and if you’re having problems with either version, then figuring out one problem at a time is easier.
Once the beta has been uninstalled,.. Try the desktop icon to launch Carrara 184.108.40.206.
If it works,..
Try re-installing the beta, making sure that you install it to a New folder,. such as “C85beta”
I fit doesn’t work,. ... Go to the program folder, find the Carrara.exe , and double click it to launch carrara.
If Carrara doesn’t open,.. Unintall it, and re install it,. then make sure it works.
For poser 9,.
I’m not sure why you’re seeing empty folders,. ..Have you installed all the Content that comes with Poser 9, such as figures, hair, etc..
or any Daz3d Models,...
If not,. then they would be empty.