MacOS 7.x problem
hilpert at cs.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 8 14:49:25 CST 2010
On 2010 Dec 8, at 4:11 AM, Steven Hirsch wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Dec 2010, Jason McBrien wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 12:32 PM, Steven Hirsch <snhirsch at gmail.com>
>>> The MacUser directory is fine - both data and resource forks are as
>>> expected. However, no matter what I've tried 'Diagnostic1' simply
>>> does not
>>> show up in the finder. I'm sure it's something basic, but I'm not
>>> much of
>>> an ancient Mac guru.
>> Wild guess, but might be a custom folder icon that's having it's
>> fork blown away? Did you try rebuilding the desktop on the 68k
>> machine? I'm
>> not sure if it's possible, but you might try doing the same on the
> Good thought, but there is no icon information in the netatalk
> metadata (it has a dedicated file for desktop info). I believe this
> is something much more basic.
If I'm following this correctly, a file - which you know exists - is
not showing up in the finder windows or desktop?
IIRC, there is a HIDDEN attribute for files in the old MacOS, which can
be accessed through something like ResEdit or the Norton Utilities.
I'd have to fire up an MacOS 9 machine to check and I'm not sure the
machine I could easily fire up has the utility to double-check the
Aren't there some MacExperts here?
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