is there a way to open a finder window in classic?

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  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000

    keysersoze

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    #2
    Simply, no.

    ;)
     
  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    Too bad I can't try... Since my Classic is broken. :eek: :p
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Sure you can!

    You'll need the developer tools (Xcode) installed, unless you want to rummage around in VersionTracker or whatever to find something that can change classic type/creator codes.

    First, go into System Folder, control-click on Finder, and Duplicate.

    Now from the terminal:
    Code:
    /Developer/Tools/SetFile -t APPL -c ???? '/System Folder/Finder copy'
    Now you have a classic Finder that can be run as an application. You'll need to do a File->Open to get a window going because the classic desktop will be hidden.

    The Classic Finder doesn't have a Quit item in its menu, so you'll need to shut down Classic manually to make it go away.

    Now, how is this useful? Beats me!
     

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