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disappearing essential files
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Jun 9, 2001, 09:39 PM
 
Quite often lately I get a message telling me that "that app. can't be opened because can't find Essential files" but when I go to the "find" option (apple menu, OS 8.1) essential files is located in the Communicator folder or somewhere. If I can find it, why can't my finder find it?
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Jun 9, 2001, 10:29 PM
 
More information is needed. It sounds like the app in question if Netscape 4.x, but I'm not certain. A screen pic of the error dialog would be good also. If the error dialog is from Netscape (as opposed to the Finder or OS), it probably refers to a file inside the Essential Files folder, rather than the folder itself.

Assuming it is Netscape, please post a directory list of the Essential Files folder, I'll tell you if any are missing that are in my Netscape folder.
     
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Jun 11, 2001, 08:27 AM
 
thanks, reader 50...next time the panel comes up (it doesn't all the time) I will take a screen shot and try to get it to this forum...appreciate it.
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