Re: [wpmac] Invisible shared folder in SS (was: And now the bad news)
Definitely the latest build from this website. I think the problem is
that I set The Files as the shared/Unix folder. However, The Files is
merely a holding folder for several subfolders. Interestingly, I
saved to a subfolder in The Files (actually, a sub-sub-subfolder)
with no adverse consequences. The one that disappeared was one I had
looked at within sheepshaver without using any files from it. I have
now reverted to using the Users\myname\Documents folder and saving to
a folder in that called WP Outputs; alternatively, I save to a folder
on the Sheepshaver disk and then open that volume having quit and
copy across to my OSX folders.
>This error was thought to have been resolved in the new build, and I was
>asked if you were sure that was the one you used. IAC it's addressed in
>the FAQ file of Gwenole Beauchesne, who ported SS to OSX. This reads:
>> What if SheepShaver for OSX renders my shared file/folders invisible?
>> If you experience issues like disappearing folders or files, you have
>> not set the "extfs" configuration-option correctly. Create a folder
>> specially for sharing files with the host OS.
>> Set it like this:
>> extfs /path/to/the/folder/you/like/to/share/foldername
>> To repair errors, you can use the following command:
>> /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a avbstclinmedz MyFileName
>I think the extfs command precedes the GUI interface to set the
>shared folder, but the SetFile command should work. So it seems
>there's still an issue with a large shared folder.
>The FAQ is at:
>Yahoo! Groups Links
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@...> wrote:
> >> What if SheepShaver for OSX renders my shared file/folders
If you have files become invisible you may want to try EasyFind from
This utility finds invisible files with ease. I also prefer it to
Spotlight when looking for files with OS X 10.4.x
Thanks for this. I use Spotlaser for the same reason - so much easier
to sort what you want to look for.
>--- In email@example.com, Geoff Gilbert <Geoff@...> wrote:
>> >> What if SheepShaver for OSX renders my shared file/folders
>If you have files become invisible you may want to try EasyFind from
>This utility finds invisible files with ease. I also prefer it to
>Spotlight when looking for files with OS X 10.4.x
>Yahoo! Groups Links
> This utility finds invisible files with ease. I also prefer it toDavid... Thanks! Just what I've been looking for: an alternative to
> Spotlight when looking for files with OS X 10.4.x
Spotlight. I don't know how Apple got that so wrong (and most
everything else is so right!)
The link you provided didn't work, but I found it here, on the
developer's website. They also seem to have some other nice little
Direct link to program:
Developer's other programs:
- On Jul 16, 2007, at 9:35 AM, tbgibson wrote:
> David... Thanks! Just what I've been looking for: an alternative toI think that Spotlight is an exceptionally useful feature. I teach
> Spotlight. I don't know how Apple got that so wrong (and most
> everything else is so right!)
English at a college that has Windoze machines in our offices. I'm
often putting together course assignments, handouts, or syllabi that
remind me of something I've done before (I prefer not to have to
completely reinvent something if I can avoid it), and no matter how
well I try to organize my files, without Spotlight it can be very
time consuming to find what I need--a problem aggravated by the fact
that I have used a number of different software packages over the
years, and so these materials are in a number of different file
formats--Word, WordPerfect, Appleworks, Mellel, RTF, etc.
Fortunately, I do my work on my Mac at home and export files for the
Windows XP computer in my office. Spotlight has really simplified my
searches, allowing me to use one tool to quickly search my drives
quickly. Sure, it has some minor quirks, but some superb features,
too. One thing I especially appreciate is the the way the program
design allows for plug-ins, extending its search capability to any
file for which a plug-in exists, no matter how new the format, or how
old (like WP).
"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual
--James Madison, 1793
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rick Albright <logres@...> wrote:
>I like Spotlight (and am grateful to Gero Herrmann for writing the WP
> On Jul 16, 2007, at 9:35 AM, tbgibson wrote:
> > David... Thanks! Just what I've been looking for: an alternative to
> > Spotlight. I don't know how Apple got that so wrong (and most
> > everything else is so right!)
> I think that Spotlight is an exceptionally useful feature . .
plug-in), but enough people don't that there are several alternatives,
of two kinds. The first, best exemplified by EasyFind, simply does its
own searching. Very good tool.
The second kind is a revised interface for Spotlight, but which
uses the Spotlight machinery. Laserlight and Notlight are examples
All of these are free at Version Tracker and MacUpdate.
BTW my two most recent emails to Gero, of say three and six months
ago, have gone unanswered. Anyone heard from him?