Re: Classic Desktop in OSX
- RBRoufberg@... wrote:
> What does "rebuilding the desktop" actually "do"?When you use WordPerfect, the application draws a document on
screen, with data represented in a way that makes sense to us. The
Finder does this too, its data being files and folders. The desktop
file (actually two files) are the Finder's "document" that it always
keeps open, modifying it as we add applications and documents.
The Mac keeps the desktop files invisible, just so they're out of
The desktop can become corrupted through extended use, and
it's a good idea to periodically rebuild it, i.e. delete it and let the
Finder go through your files and folders again and make a new
To do this in OS 7.5-9, restart your Mac and immediately press
the Command and Option keys until a dialog asks you if you
want to rebuild desktop files. Do this for all mounted volumes.
In Classic, go to System Preferences > Classic > Advanced and
click the Rebuild Desktop button. Do it for all volumes.
> Why would it one use such a program as Claris Emailer?There are several Classic programs that have not yet been
equalled in OSX.
> To do the more thorough Desktop rebuild in find file turn onAs of I think OS 8, Apple changed the rebuilding, so it now
> invisible. Then type "desktop". should be two desktop Desktop
> Desktop db was one and I belive desktop df was the other.
> move those files to Trash and restart computer. This rebuild a
> new Desktop Database not just append repairs to the end.
> Disadvantage is if you have getInfo comments written it wipes
> out all of them
works like your manual procedure. For OS 7x, your procedure
is the better one, since it creates an entirely new desktop instead
of modifying the existing one.
> Is there a Benign equivelent for OSX.I think Option-click on the Finder's dock icon and choose Relaunch,
but I'm not sure.