TCDB 2003-10 (Type/Creator codes database)

Author: Ilan Szekely
Type: Misc
Shared by: that-ben
On: 2017-09-18 18:10:35
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2018-05-01 06:54:16
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What is TCDB 2003-10 (Type/Creator codes database)?

Every Macintosh file has two four-character codes associated with it - its type and creator. The Creator code is unique to each application and enables the Finder to attach documents to their parent applications. This way you can "double click" on the Icon of a document and MacOS will open it with its correct application. The Type code lets this application to differentiate among its files. Type/Creator Database is a collection of those codes. Apple does not provide such a database, they only allow you to see if a certain code is already registered (A registered code must not actually be in use).

More than 50000 type & creator codes for Mac and even a few thousand file extensions for Windows at the end of the table too.


Download TCDB 2003-10 (Type/Creator codes database)

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TCDB v2003-10 / compressed w/ Stuffit
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TCDB 2003-10 Documentation / PDF file
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Compatibility notes

ProVUE Panorama 4.02 seems to do the job to open this database file, altough it will throw some errors if you click on cells that contain an embed function, but it's still possible to fully browse the database, which is the most important thing.


Emulating this? It could probably run under: QEMU

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