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Jun 1, 2001, 07:42 AM
Hey all. I was asked to troubleshoot a "Multiple System Folders" issue on a friend's machine that started when installing 9.1 (the disc that came with OS X) over 8.6. It ended up with no bootable Classic system whatsoever. I have OS X installed over OS 9.1, but it's multiple OS 9.1 SF's that we've got, all visible in OS X's Startup Disk panel. I ended up trashing the entire OS 9.1 system folder but reinstalling most extnsions from a backup extensions folder after reinstalling the system. Though it's now bootable, I am still seeing unbootable ghost system folders - 2 extra, I think - in the X panel. How do I find these extra folders and send them to their death?


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Jun 1, 2001, 12:02 PM
Have you emptied your Trash? They may already be in the Trash, that could explain the ghosting.

Or, do a search for "Finder" and "Mac OS ROM", these are the two files that if present, change a normal folder into a System Folder regardless of name.
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Jun 1, 2001, 03:23 PM
Great, thanks for the info. - I will try that out. I'm sure the files aren't in the trash, as this was some time back. But now that I know the specific files reqired, it shouldn't be too hard.

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Jun 2, 2001, 07:42 AM
Rebuild your desktop file, and make sure you have no "Old System Folder"'s or anything left from a reinstall of the OS or whatever...


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