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OS 9 Apps/Files suddenly LOCKED, unable to open files.....please help.
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Dec 6, 2001, 05:13 PM
 
okay I jhave three partitions os 9.2 and 10.1 on separate partitions. Using Audio apps, I still need to boot into 9.

Today, for no apparant reason, many of my OS 9 apps (Peak, Sherlock, dreamweaver, sound diver, itunes etc) have lost their unique icon, and now show up as generic apps.

If this wasn't bad enough - files that I save from the obove mentioned apps, get a generic document icon, which the system does not know how to open.

It seem the type/creator stuff is messed......

This is obviously very frunstrating as I have to maually open apps now. I cannot double click my files to launch their maker!!!

Anyone got any ideas what went so wrong?
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Dec 6, 2001, 06:09 PM
 
Try rebulding the desktop. Hold down option and command buttons during startup until you get a message.
     
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Dec 7, 2001, 03:00 PM
 
Thanks for the tip... I tried to rebuild the desktop when booting from the OS 9 system - and saw the message about rebuilding my X and data partitions, but nothing about the current one...is this normal?

also, another oddity that I am getting is a blank app called classic UI appearing in the dock when I have a classic app open.

It seems like X is ravaging my simple os 9 folder - changing icons - LOCKING HUNDEREDS of files....bugger.

I have spend more than an hour today unlocking the countless files in order to uninstall these apps...talk about manual labour.

Rebuild desktop is "apple and alt - right? Is this the same in X?

ARGHHHH!!!
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