4224Re: Copying stuff to Home Folder [from SheepShaver]
- Oct 1, 2007Wow, Jamie, lots of stuff. Thanks. I'm not logged in as administrator
because I've kept that account uncluttered with anything. I only use
it for repairs and updating system software.
I have been able to save files to UNIX [which is not my home folder,
but the root level of the HD] from within OS 9 applications, and I've
been able to pick up files from my home folder and bring them to the
SheepShaver desktop. While I said error message, to be accurate,
what's happening is a total SheepShaver crash or, occasionally,
SheepShaver desktop loses all its icons and freezes, requiring a
force quit. What is also weird, is that, occasionally, the folder
will be partially copied onto UNIX, but then becomes an invisible
file on UNIX. When this happens, I use a Widget to make all the
folders visible, find the folder which has now become a single file,
and open the package contents. That allows me to recover the contents
of the folder.
After further experimentation, I have a working theory on part of the
problem. The program / data that I'm working on is not WordPerfect.
It is another Classic program called TimeSlips. TimeSlips is a stand
alone application for billing and accounting for folks who bill their
time by the hour. I'm thinking that there is something in that
program that is a problem for SheepShaver, because every time that I
try to copy the folder [as a folder, not as its constituent parts]
with the TS data [not application] from SheepShaver to UNIX,
SheepShaver crashes and gets checked by Disk First Aid as part of its
I can copy individual files that use other applications. I can copy
the TS data files one by one [there are about 30 such files, hence,
this is too tedious as a work around]. It seems to be tied to
something idiosyncratic about the folders or the contents themselves.
I think for the time being, I'll stick to my making a copy of
SheepShaver from the OS X side and work that way. I don't often have
to put something on the OS 9 side, anyway.
Thanks for the help.
At 8:20 AM +0000 10/1/07, you wrote:
>Posted by: "jamie_fillmore" <mailto:sf_j@...?Subject=
>Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:14 pm (PST)
>Do I understand correctly that you would like to be able to access a
>folder in your Home directory (ie, files in a folder in your Home
>If so, using the "Unix HD" approach you mentioned towards the end of
>your post seems the closest/simplest way to get what you want...
>(once it's working properly). So, I'm inclined to look at that
>problem first because, for example, I access a folder that's in my
>Home directory from within Sheepsaver and/or WordPerfect. I can
>access and use the files just fine on either the OS9 side and the OS
>X side. And that sounds similar to what you'd like to do.
>What error message are you getting when you try to copy from the SS
>desktop to the Unix HD?
>Are you logged in as the Administrator for your Mac OS X? (Sometimes
>things get goofed up regarding permissions if not).
>Are you able to save a file from within WP to the Unix HD? (eg, open
>WP in SS create a file and Save As... navigate to "Unix" and save).
>If not, do you get any error messages?
>If you are able to save to that spot... reverse the process... type
>a test page in TextEdit or some such on the Mac OS X side... save it
>as a text file... and put it in your "Documents" folder in the Mac
>OS X side. (I'm assuming you used the default setup when you set up
>Sheepsaver... in which case, the thing referred to as "Unix" on the
>OS9/WP side is actually your "Documents" folder on the Mac OS X
>side.) From within OS9 you should be able to navigate to the newly
>created test text file and from within WP you should be able to
>If those things aren't working, we need to figure out why (let me/us
>know what errors you're getting). At the risk of sounding like one
>of those annoying phone tech support people, I would suggest
>starting with a fresh copy/install of the SS-WP.zip package. Since
>it's a relatively small download/install, hopefully that's not too
>painful. If it does let you open/save files as described above, you
>shouldn't need to reinstall anything.
>Once that's working we can pick up your alias idea. Specifically,
>make an alias of the folder you wish to access (which I believe is
>currently in your Home directory) and place that alias in the
>Documents folder (which, again, should be the directory that appears
>when you open "Unix" on the OS9 side). Then items you put in the
>folder in your Home folder will be available to the SS/OS9/WP world
>(via the alias) and items you save to that folder (through the
>alias) will be accessible from Mac OS X.
>As an example, I just made an alias of the "Library" folder (tried
>to pick one that just about every Home directory would have)... and
>put a text file in there. From within SS/OS9 if I open Unix HD the
>alias appears and double-clicking on it reveals the enclosed items
>(including the text file) and from within WordPerfect, I can open
>that text file.
>Depending on where in the above things are getting stymied and for
>what reasons, we'll have to sort it out... but if that's the gist of
>what you want to be able to do, it's do-able.
>If I've totally missed the mark, my apologies. (That'll teach a
>NKOTB to chime in within a week of joining the group.)
>"George B. Richardson" <gbr@...> wrote:
>> Further info: on the SheepShaver desktop, I have both the SheepShaver
>> HD and the UNIX HD. I cannot copy the data that I want to copy from
>> the SheepShaver desktop into the UNIX HD w/o getting an error
>> message. When I try to copy the same type of data from the UNIX HD, I
>> get an error message that it is in use, which, as far as I know, is
>> not true.
>> Any help in figuring out how to copy to and from the SheepShaver HD
>> would be appreciated.
>> Sorry to be more a taker than a receiver on this list. I am pretty
>> much out of my element with SheepShaver and running classic on an
>> Intel machine.
>> Thanks for all the help so far.
> > George Richardson
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