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OSH
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File manager for classic MacOS

Simple question: exists any dual pane file manager (like Total Commander) for classic MacOS or all Macintosh users like playing with dozen icons? I found nothing similar TC for MacOS classic. For OSX yes, but not for OS 9 and older. Such program is INDISPENSABLE for comfortably work on any computer system.

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IIGS_User's picture
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There is XTreeMac,
but it seems to be very rare to find.

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Macintosh Explorer gives you at least tabbed browsing or open 2 browsers and use copy/cut and paste. thats as close as you can get with dual pane i believe.

OSH
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Thanks! But I can't understand why on classic MacOS doesn't exists any file manager like NC or TC...

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There was one called Pete's Finder or DavesFinder or something similar, was a copy of NextStep multipane (same as MacOSX version) like this http://www.downloadpipe.com/s/windows-desktop-finder-window-430267.gif

Wish I could remember the actual name, it's eating away at me.

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Greg's Browser?

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Gregs Browser?

This looks about exactly as what OSH was asking for. Good spotting. The shareware version 2.7, also linked to on that page (still for sale it seems) looks to be the most compatible with all Mac OS's from 7 to 9.2, being FAT & Appearance manager aware. Plus it lets you edit file type and creator codes on the fly.

A quote from the shareware page:

Greg's Browser, originally released in 1993, was loosely based on the NeXT Directory Browser, and it bears the distinction of being one of the first programs to support Apple's then innovative inter-application drag and drop technology. In 1994, Greg's Browser won the MacUser Shareware Award for Best Utility. Greg's Browser also pioneered the use of anti-aliasing (font smoothing) for normal onscreen text, which was later adopted by Adobe in ATM and also integrated into Mac OS 8.5. Back when Apple was working on its ill-fated "Copland" OS, early demos featured Greg's Browser as a well-behaved application running Copland without modification.

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Ahah, that was the name... there is a 68k and FAT version from memory, and I believe it links up with Stuffit Engine for looking in archives etc.