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Cannot lock, unlock or delete a file under Mac OS 9?

There was a bug under Mac OS 9 (and maybe Mac OS 8 too?) that, under a special circumstance, prevented some files to be locked, unlocked or even deleted.  They would sit there in your trash forever and prevent you to empty it even when the OPTION KEY is held down.  Rebuilding the desktop does NOT resolve the issue. Trying to get file info with ResEdit results in the following error: The reason this is happening is generally...

Getting Started (WIP)

(the [messy] WIP guide) Hi enthousiasts or nostalgics from the not too far future! Ready to undust some of the 80's, 90's or early 2000's Macintosh Software treasures and feel what it was like in those earlier computer days but you're afraid it will be too difficult or obscure to do that by yourself? Fear no more, here's a small guide that will get you started!   Step 1: Real hardware... or emulation? First...

How to open most common old Mac archives on older Mac OS

This tutorial is meant for people who did not use older Macs back in the 90's who are struggling to open (or "load") old Mac files into their emulator (or even a real Mac, doesn't matter) and it's split in paragraphs that depict a specific file type/extension, so please skip to the paragraph that talks about the kind of file you're trying to open to discover how to do it.   .sit Stuffit archives Stuffit...

Rebuilding the desktop

The following applies to Mac OS 7, 8 and 9.  One thing that only Mac users were accustomed to back in the 1990's was rebuilding the desktop.  This allowed to solve some benign problems on your Mac that could soon become so annoying that it could ruin your day.  Symptoms that would benefit from a desktop rebuild are: Files and applications icon replaced by a blank/white sheet Documents that cannot be opened anymore,...




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