FileTyper 5.x

Author: Daniel Azuma
Category: Utilities
Shared by: MR
On: 2014-04-14 23:09:07
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2019-04-16 17:52:08
Other contributors: eep
Rating: 10.00 Clarus out of 10 (1 vote)
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What is FileTyper 5.x?

Filestyper allows you to change the Type, Creator, Created/Modified Date and Time as well as system flags e.g. Locked, isAlias, hasCustomIcon etc.


Classic Macintosh files have a Filetype (File) and Creator Signature(Creator). These are 4 characters each and may contain alphanumerics and some special characters. Together they identify a file so that an application knows if it can open it and if so, exactly what kind of file it should expect.



A file that is a Macintosh application (executable) will have a Type : AAPL. The author will have created a Creator signature which could be something like Bk04.

A file that is meant to be opened by a normal Macintosh application (not executed itself) will have a Filetype that corresponds to the Creator of the application. If Creator "Bk04" has an application that can read and save files, those files may have a Type Bk04.



Download FileTyper 5.x for Mac

filetyper_5.0.1.sit (474.4 KiB / 485.79 KB)
System 6.x - Mac OS 9 / compressed w/ Stuffit
88 / 2014-04-14 / 6a454232c32d1b27977815471019389bd0ffce2e / /
FileTyper_5.3.1.sit_.hqx (788.6 KiB / 807.52 KB)
/ BinHex'd, use Stuffit Expander
12 / 2015-08-13 / 68483cbed915b66225f9885209c384eebe89ff2e / /
filetyper-551.sit (637.88 KiB / 653.19 KB)
/ compressed w/ Stuffit
43 / 2015-08-13 / 9ecda6ce7be61760f8bdc842b91eae765dd99f33 / /


68K + PPC (FAT)

Compatibility notes

Emulating this? It should run fine under: Basilisk II

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