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3288Re: [wpmac] WP icons in OSX (was; Weird happenings with WP)

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  • Geoff Gilbert
    Aug 1, 2006
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      Have you tried the free(?) System Pref Default
      Apps to reset the connection. Unfortunately, I
      couldn't find an About box in the System Pref,
      but I guess it's on versiontracker.


      >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 wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, pascalos@... wrote:
      >> Hi Ruth !
      >> Le 2006-07-26 à 22:41, RBRoufberg@... a écrit :
      >> > I followed all the instructions, rebuilding the classic desktop before
      >> > 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 completely
      >> > 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 this
      >> 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 folder
      >> whenever you'll backup your user folder (because you do, don't you ?)
      >> Yours,
      >> Pascal
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