copying files from OS9 to OSX10.4.4

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Halcyon, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. Halcyon macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    Before posting I searched the archives but fond nothing on this.

    When I copy files from my old iMac that was running OS9 to my new iMac running OSX10.4, a Finder.dat icon and a Resource.frk folder will show up for every folder I copied. Getting rid of them does not affect anything, but I have to do it manually and it gets boring. Is there a way/utility to get rid of these?

    Second issue: files copied from OS9 into OSX loose their icons, some until they are opened in the prooper application in OSX, others loose all their identity...that is, they cannot be opened. For example; an excel file (even though it has the extension appended) cannot be opened in Excel running on OSX. Solutions?

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    IIRC, there is a utility which will do this for you. Search and

    Only in rare cases do the lack of proper extensions prevent files from opening in their proper applications. Double-clicking may not automatically launch the proper the proper app, but extensionless files remain completely intact. If your files have extensions, you can associate them with a compatible application via the File/Get Info dialog. Choose the app (such as Excel) you want from the Opens With: popup menu. If the file does not have an extension, you may add one manually. Even if you don't add an extension, you may still open the file via the File/Open dialog box in your preferred app.
  3. Halcyon thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2006
    Thanks...I just searched and, found many utilities but non specific to the problem. Maybe one of those utilities does the trick but downloading them one by one to try them is just too much :)

    I did what you suggested (open the file from the application) but it just won't recognize it. Difficult to pin point the problem because it will be a aleatory thing; it will happen on some files from excel, or illustrator, or word but not on all of them...

    Thanks for thew advice.


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