3284Re: [wpmac] WP icons in OSX (was; Weird happenings with WP)
- Aug 1, 2006I just had the same problem on my G5 iMac. I ran AppleJack in single-
user mode and it cleared out all the problem. AppleJack is a must-
have for OSX (and free!)
S. M. Kelly <SMKSensei@...>
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On Aug 1, 2006, at 7:27 PM, John Rethorst wrote:
> Pascal knows more than I do here, but I lately started having
> similar trouble, i.e. a "plaid" or corrupted icon with one file,
> a WP-created plain text file that an Applescript reads every
> I did a Save As as a normal WP doc, and the icon's fine. I then
> did a Save As plain text, since the Applescript needs it as such,
> and got an icon suggesting the double-clicked file will be
> opened by Script Debugger (third-party application that reads
> and writes text files among other formats), and that's just what
> The file has file type of "TEXT" and creator of "WPC2", but also
> has something new to OSX, a Type Identifier. An Applescript
> Info For command on the file returns this metadata:
> type identifier:"com.apple.traditional-mac-plain-text"
> and I'm at present searching for a way via Applescript (or
> shell script) to get rid of this metadata. Using Applescript,
> neither the Finder nor System Events will do it. Anyone
> know? Otherwise, I'll get back to you.
> John R.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, pascalos@... wrote:
> > Hi Ruth !
> > Le 2006-07-26 à 22:41, RBRoufberg@... a écrit :
> > > I followed all the instructions, rebuilding the classic desktop
> > > logging out and back in. The weird "plaid" icons on the Word
> > > Perfect documents still
> > > persist. Now I'm wondering whether the classic desktop really was
> > > rebuilt.
> > > When I go to: Macintosh HD > Desktop Folder, that folder is
> > > empty. However, my "actual" classic desktop (imported from my old
> > > OS 9.1
> > > computer) is in a folder titled "ruthroufberg" with an icon of a
> > > little house.
> > >
> > > Should I replace the empty Desktop Folder with the real one that
> > > contains all
> > > the files, and repeat the rebuilding of the classic desktop?
> > Please trash the following files and restart your Mac :
> > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-014501.csstore
> > /Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-0140.csstore
> > There may be other files named similarly, except for the number
> > inside the Caches folder : trash them all, they will be rebuild from
> > scratch after the restart.
> > If it still doesn't work, I would check your drives' integrity using
> > Mac OS X' build in Disk Utility. Repair permissions while you are
> > there. Repairing permissions will not cure all the world diseases,
> > but it may cure some ailments.
> > The folder you found (Macintosh HD > Desktop Folder) is present for
> > compatibility reasons with old Mac OS 9 apps. Do not bother with
> > folder and keep it empty. You might loose stuff if you store files
> > there as they will not be backed up with the rest of your user
> > whenever you'll backup your user folder (because you do, don't
> you ?)
> > Yours,
> > Pascal
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