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DiskTop 4.5.3

Your rating: None Average: 5 (4 votes)
Year released:
This software is still available for purchase
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac
Architecture: 68k PPC


NucAr's picture
by NucAr - 2019, August 2 - 7:02pm

DiskTop is useful for deleting hidden files from floppy disks that were unknowingly written thanks to Classic Mac OS or Mac OS X's various habits. Commercial floppies may contain them because the owner inserted the disk without realizing that the write-protection tab was disengaged. This program is superior to FileBuddy (at least the versions I've tried) because it deletes files directly, whereas FileBuddy seems only to be able to move files to the trash. But this creates a hidden "Trash" folder on the disk, which would have to be moved into itself to be deleted, resulting in a Catch-22. DiskTop immediately deletes the file, and allows you to eject the disk in the application before the OS has a chance to write any hidden files back again. You can usually tell which files are not originals by the date created, which this program shows. To see all hidden files, you must go to the "DiskTop" menu, select Preferences..., and select Level: Technical.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2019, June 16 - 9:33am

Works for me...

EDIT: No longer! Seems to be down for real.

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2019, February 26 - 1:29am

Could it be that they have finally stopped selling this?

Looks like it...

Here's the final archived page that I could find via the WA ( June 01, 2018 ).

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2019, February 26 - 12:49am

Hmm...the page at the purchase link does not load. Could it be that they have finally stopped selling this?