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What was the significance of the cursive 'ƒ' in an application name?

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 ...
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A good method for formatting a modern device in HFS (Not HFS+)

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 ...
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How are File Timestamps recorded in classic Mac OS?

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 ...
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What FSTs (File System Translators) exist for the Apple IIGS?

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 ...
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Classilla on SheepShaver for Windows

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 ...
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How to mount Macintosh Performa's HFS (not HFS+) Filesystem

It sounds like you've done what would be immediately logical, but are misunderstanding some concepts to diagnose the problem. If could be that the HFS code in the kernel is no-longer working, but its ...
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A good method for formatting a modern device in HFS (Not HFS+)

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 ...
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A good method for formatting a modern device in HFS (Not HFS+)

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 ...
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How to mount Macintosh Performa's HFS (not HFS+) Filesystem

Linux has native HFS read/write support. Most distributions do not include it by default, but if you install hfsprogs and the kernel modules, you should be able to mount the disk, or an image of it, ...
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Classilla on SheepShaver for Windows

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 ...
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A good method for formatting a modern device in HFS (Not HFS+)

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 ...
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