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OS 10.4 - Classic apps only open in TextEdit


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Hi,

I have a Powerbook G4 running OSX 10.4.2. I installed Classic OS from the CD that came with the computer. Then installed a couple of OS 9 applications. They worked fine for a while until recently when they stopped opening as applications and started opening as TextEdit documents (lots of gibberish text). I tried re-installing Classic, rebuilding the Classic desktop, and also did a "Get Info" on each to see if I could fix the problem using the "Open With" option. When I tried the Open With option, the application name was not in the list of choices, only TextEdit, Script Editor, etc.

What could have happened to cause the applications to stop working?

Thanks!

Mary
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What version of OS 9? 9.2.2 is the most recent and the one that Apple suggested eveyone using classic be running.

Did you try a repair of permissions? Also try reseting PRAM.
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Hi,

Is OS 9.2, it came with the laptop. How do I reset the PRAM? Sorry, I've been using OS 8.6 for years and finally made the jump to OSX.

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What version of OS 9? 9.2.2 is the most recent and the one that Apple suggested eveyone using classic be running.

Did you try a repair of permissions? Also try reseting PRAM.
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Command + Option + P + R on startup, hold it in, you should hear the Macintosh chime twice (eventually).

That said, I can only imagine the OS 9 system folder has become corrupt somehow—have you tried taking the Finder and System files out of the OS 9 System Folder (inside Macintosh HD) and dropping them back inside to 'rebless' the folder?

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