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Mac OS 9.1 removes Notepad?!?
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Jan 11, 2001, 05:56 AM
After installing Mac OS 9.1, I noticed that the old Notepad desk accessory has been removed. I checked the Installer Logs and it verified this.

Doing a search using Sherlock yielded a new Notepad application, although in Java archive format.

What in the world?!? Does Apple want me to have to run Java for Notepad? Talk about simplicity! The Java overhead in Mac OS 9.x is way too much for a simple notepad app I need.

Is there any way for me to recover my old Notepad app, save from copying it off my Mac OS 9 CD or undeleting it?
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Jan 11, 2001, 06:05 AM
Copy from another comp. Easy
Fourth thing I did after installing 9.1
(After renaming Applications, moving Apple Extras, and unlocking both).

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Jan 11, 2001, 10:41 AM

I don't have a Notepad on MacOS 9.0.4 - not something to blame on MacOS 9.1 specifically I think :-)
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Jan 11, 2001, 10:54 AM
Did you check your Apple extras folder. I am not sure as it could be on your HD>Apllications(OS9.1)>Apple Extras? Things got shifted and consilidated in OS 9.1. Just poke around
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Jan 11, 2001, 11:12 AM
My 9.1 upgrade had notepad, it was just moved to the Extras folder.
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Jan 11, 2001, 02:54 PM
I have to admit I wouldn't miss it, its such a lame little app.
NotePad Deluxe 2.1 is far more useful http://www.ibrium.se/npdmain.html, give it a whirl.
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Jan 11, 2001, 05:02 PM
Mine was in the extras folder. I remember the same thing happening when originally upgrading to OS 9. I like the original notepad. Its a good application to use as a scratch pad, and its small and fast...

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