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It wasn’t typically in the application’s name, it was in the name of the folder containing the application, and used to mean “folder.” For example, the folder containing SurfWriter, its Apple Guide help file, its template files, and so on may have been named “SurfWriter ƒ” either by the developer or by a user. Often developers named the folder something ...


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If you have a system running on your IIci you could presumably use that to format your drive, but I'm guessing that's not the case. To build a working image on the SD card, there are two things to get right: the partition map, and the HFS filesystem itself. The SCSI2SD wiki has a page detailing the steps; the short version is setup an old Mac system in an ...


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The HFS filesystem stores file metadata in a single large file called the "catalog file", with one record for each file or directory. Creation and modification times are stored as 32-bit unsigned integers representing a count of seconds since midnight, January 1, 1904. (Source: Inside Macintosh: Files)


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The official ones, with GS/OS versions as indicated by the Apple II History site: Filename Purpose In GS/OS Version APPLESHARE.FST For AppleTalk networks 5.0 CHAR.FST Keyboard, screen, printers, and modems 4.0 DOS3.3.FST Apple II DOS 3.3 Disks (Read only) 6.0 HFS.FST Mac OS ...


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Usually when you see that message is because the metadata for the file isn't set correctly; this is typical if you're looking at MacOS Classic files that are not on a HFS filesystem. Brief Information on Classic MacOS Filesystems Unlike Windows or UNIX or most other operating systems that I've used over the years, MacOS tends to pack quite a bit of data ...


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The HFS Utilities package looks like it will let you format the disk from a Linux system; modern Windows may also be supported (it says "95/NT", which means you may run into permissions errors on Vista or newer). It appears to still work -- it'll format a disk image that the Linux HFS subsystem will recognize and mount. I haven't tested it on an actual ...


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If you are making a share on Windows 2000 Server, make sure you are install the Services for Macintosh component (it's not installed by default). Also you need to be running MacOS 8.5 or later to be able to access it. Old versions of MacOS didn't come with a terminal application built-in; I am not sure but I suspect this became a feature when the OS became ...


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It looks like the Classilla folder opened OK and that you're opening a document which you don't have the original app which created it. Try opening an editor or wordprocessing app and then open the file from within that app. If it opens and looks like garbage data, try opening it in a hex editor instead.


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Do you have a Boot floppy for the IIci? or some kind of system install media? In the old days Mac OS shipped with a Floppy Disk called 'Disk Tools' which was a bare bones system with tools for scanning and formatting/partitioning hard disks. you might be able to obtain a copy of it on ebay or ask someone you know who has an old mac to make you one. (maybe ...


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