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


iMeowbot

macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
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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!