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FileTyper 5.x

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
filetyper_5.0.1.sit (474.40 KB)
MD5: d2bca9fb74ef1192ca7602bb82ba7a99
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
FileTyper_5.3.1.sit_.hqx (788.60 KB)
MD5: 43be31232d71b7b83bd727d5b96d4bab
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
filetyper-551.sit (637.88 KB)
MD5: 2ab0361695479133ad27d0534e5116d9
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

Almost indispensable utility for changing file types and creator codes. It includes many powerful features such as batches, filtering, and directory searches. It can also create self-contained droplet apps that automatically change to preset type/creator codes. If you manually change the creator and the file types frequently, this utility is definitely for you, just drag a file into a "drop box" and it will change any file attribute you want, in less than 1 second!

Its a $10 shareware and still downloadable from the author's web pages (version 5.5.1), but whether you can pay a registration fee for it, is questionable (all payment links go to the now defunct

See Also: Creator Changer 2.8.4, FileType 1.0.1, iLikeYouMore, The Lone Ranger, TypesChange CM Plugin.

Architecture: 68k PPC

Of the applications included with the above downloads:

FileTyper and FileTyper Lite to v5.3.1 are 68k native.
All MakeAutoTyper droplet creators are 68k and PPC native (FAT)
FileTyper v5.5.1 is also FAT
All droplet apps created by the MakeAutoTyper app are 68k native only.
All will run on both classic 68k & PPC Mac OS's OK.


lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2020, May 27 - 3:24am

Author's website no longer loads for me...

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2017, June 30 - 10:25pm

Yep, its an oddity really (the site was last updated in 2000). i.e.; the registration details all point to kagi, including his contact email, so they're not going to go anywhere. I'm removing the purchase link but will leave the link to the site as that's still working.

mrdav's picture
by mrdav - 2017, June 29 - 5:50am

I have put up v 5.5.1 here even though it is available from the author website because it is more than 10 years old. This version is also available in various shareware software compilations.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2011, February 14 - 1:12am

I didn't think that FileTyper was ever anything but freeware under OS9. Things may be different under OSX tho. There may also be FileTyper Pro... cannot remember

Mitrokhin's picture
by Mitrokhin - 2011, February 13 - 6:20pm

Filetyper (v5.5.1 is the latest) is still being sold: I bought a license not long ago.

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2011, February 13 - 8:03am

Click Edit This Page... in top right of page. Find the download link, click that, and it will work


MaxMouse713's picture
by MaxMouse713 - 2011, February 12 - 4:38am

Download's not working.