Mac OS 9.2.2 System Folders for Mac OS X (Classic Environment)

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Type: System
Shared by: MR
On: 2014-09-14 21:20:55
Updated by: that-ben
On: 2019-03-26 19:37:22
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  • Classic Environment starting up! 

What is Mac OS 9.2.2 System Folders for Mac OS X (Classic Environment)?

Those are loose Mac OS 9.2.2 folders to ease manually setting up Classic Environment inside Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or earlier.  Normally, with your OSX native Mac, it would come with a Mac OS 9 CD to install Classic Environment, but if you've lost it or if your CD drive is defective or whatever, you could simply use one of the following generic Mac OS 9 System Folder to enable Classic Envionment on your PPC OSX computer (10.4 or earlier, not supported in 10.5 and above).


How to manually install Classic Environment using these System Folders

I suggest that you grab the first download "Generic Classic Environment for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger" because it fits most needs, but feel free to try another Mac OS 9 System Folder if you want.  Download it on your Mac OS X 10.4 computer and expand the .sit archive.  Then drag the resulting System Folder to the Mac's hard drive. The standard location is at the top (root) level, but you can place it anywhere. If you downloaded a Classic Environment archive that contains an "Applications (OS9)" folder (optional) then also move that folder along.

Now, open System Preferences and click the Classic icon.  In the list, add the location of your Classic Environment folder and that's it.  Whenever you try to launch a Mac OS 9 or earlier app/game, it's gonna first launch the Classic Environment.  You can also make it so that when you boot your computer, Classic immediately starts loading.  It's up to you, but if you don't plan to use old Classic apps everyday, then don't do that, as it takes some time to load the Classic Environment and it consumes RAM once it's started.


See also: Mac OS 9.2.2 Classic Multilingual DVD Installer for Panther and Tiger


Download Mac OS 9.2.2 System Folders for Mac OS X (Classic Environment) for Mac

Classic_folder.sit (109.28 MiB / 114.59 MB)
Generic Classic Environment for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger / compressed w/ Stuffit
1389 / 2014-09-14 / 2019-03-26 / cd5164f4ae60796eb822158540e56769139135c1 / /
PowerMacInstall.sit (691.88 MiB / 725.49 MB)
Complete Mac OS 9 Install CD from PowerMac CD set, including Applications (OS 9) / compressed w/ Stuffit
335 / 2014-09-14 / 2019-03-26 / 3c74084b72aac5d40d446b88d097e40f2a416ab4 / /
Quicksilver.sit (123.96 MiB / 129.99 MB)
Mac OS 9.2.2 System Folder from a PM G4 Quicksilver / compressed w/ Stuffit
115 / 2014-09-14 / 2019-03-26 / 40407f299fa33866fac301497df7f04732915f37 / /
TiBook_1GHz.toast_.sit (245.75 MiB / 257.69 MB)
Mac OS 9.2.2 folder from the TiBook A1025 Restore DVD / Toast image, compressed w/ Stuffit
80 / 2015-02-25 / 2019-03-26 / 5a71f66eb2e6982b94d867cfe9ee0c3f9f8f06ef / /



System Requirements

From Mac OS 10.0 up to Mac OS 10.4

Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Mac OS X 10.0 - Mac OS X 10.4


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