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ExtensionsTracker

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extensionstracker11.sit (1.79 MB)
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
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This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Often, we don't know the content of our Extensions folder, because many programs install their own extensions and control panels that creates conflicts with other applications.
So, an application that ran properly yesterday, today doesn't want to start-up: Deamn! It must be an extensions conflict problem! But what kind of extension has been installed yesterday?
ExtensionsTracker does this. It monitors your extensions and control panels folders, saving all changes (either file which have been removed than added) to this folders, so you can easily find the extensions that was installed yesterday with that application...

Still availlable from:
http://www.ziksw.com/support/legacy/

Freeware now.
Unlock Code: ZIK-31783-13184-11299

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k PPC

Requires 68k or PowerPC Mac running OS 7.0 to 9.2.2

Installs the ExtensionsTracker application into a folder inside of the start-up disk and the ExtensionsTracker INIT extension into the Extensions Folder inside of the System Folder.

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Laurier's picture
by Laurier - 2015, March 25 - 7:33am

Add screenshots,the ExtensionsTracker v 1.1 and more info.

beerslayer's picture
by beerslayer - 2012, March 25 - 6:48am

This seems to be freeware now. It's freely available for download from the publisher's website, along with an unlock code.

From their site (http://www.ziksw.com/support/legacy/):
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ExtensionsTracker 1.1 for Mac OS 9 (http://www.ziksw.com/download/download.php?id=10)
Monitors changes to Extensions and Control Panels folders. Helps you to resolve extensions conflict problems.
Requires 68k or PowerPC Mac running Mac OS 7.0 or higher.
Unlock Code: ZIK-31783-13184-11299
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Edit: Replaced 'xxx 7' by 'Mac OS 7' - IIGS User

xy's picture
by xy - 2011, February 15 - 5:50pm

I gotta correct myself: Conflict Catcher does track the installation date of extensions, too. So, ExtensionsTracker is redundant if you have Conflict Catcher installed.

xy's picture
by xy - 2011, February 15 - 11:41am

This seems to be an interesting supplement to ConflictCatcher. However, do not push the button of the Extensions manager of the Filetracker app if you have ConflictCatcher installed. This button seems to start the Extensions Manager which, however, has to be disabled if you have ConflictCatcher installed.

bertyboy's picture
by bertyboy - 2011, February 12 - 8:07pm

Mmm. Many many years before stuff like this came along, I would ensure my System Folder was backed up daily and colour all the extensions (using Labels) green or orange (green for Apple, orange for third party). If some process installed or replaced an extension, it would show up (without a label) as clear as day.

Then with OS8 we got Extensions Manager, I always defined a set for my everyday use. Again, if some process installed new or amended an extension, at restart Extensions Manager would pop up saying the contents of the Extensions folder didn't match the defined set and allow me to do what I needed to do (amend the set to include the new items, disable the new items, etc).