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FileType 1.0.1

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
FileType_101.sit (620.16 KB)
MD5: 24709e39b9443ecc43a1254896393cfe
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (711.00 KB)
MD5: 2d999186d7f02fcc41af10489ffc0036
For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
This app works with: SheepShaver,

FileType is an application to change the file types (type- and creator-codes) of files. You can save the file types you frequently use in a database so you don't have to remember them. It's very easy to use.
Note: FileType can only change file types, it can not change file formats (e.g. GIF to JPEG, DOC to PDF,...)!

FileType is also available from the author's site. This application is freeware for non-commercial use and is provided "as is".

See Also: Creator Changer 2.8.4, FileTyper 5.0.1, iLikeYouMore, The Lone Ranger, TypesChange CM Plugin.

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

FileType runs on Mac OS X v10.0 or later and on Mac OS 8.6 or later with CarbonLib 1.3 or newer.


SkyCapt's picture
by SkyCapt - 2017, June 28 - 5:08pm

Great app, rightly small in size. That it's named "101" is even better, in how College courses are named for entry level.

Unique twists in UI worth examining. Like how you can edit only one of the 2 codes without risking disturbing the other code. Anyone have a link to a good encyclopedia article about the history of Creator and Type codes? Like how they don't exist on a standardized File System and were originally a Mac - specific enhancement. And while the Codes exist in early OSX, the goal of OSX was to phase out their existence so that present day OSX relies extremely little upon Creator and Type codes.

MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2017, June 28 - 10:59am

Accorded to the dates of all the files, the year released was not 2002. The 2nd DL refers to 1998, but in the "read me" files, version 1.0.1 is 2000-2002. Strange... The first public release is the 0.90b (changelog), but I don't know when it was created.