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Desktop DB Diver v1.0.6

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DesktopDBDiver.sit (920.25 KB)
MD5: 1e2fdcbc91ef16119f466328f91dff72
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Small application for viewing the contents of the Desktop Database (Desktop DB & Desktop DF).

Usage: Either start to browse a DTDB from the given list of volumes, or open a document (either by using Open from the menu or by dragging a file onto the app) in order to view all applications that are registered in the DTDB for that creator.

Application have no practical use, except for studying filesystem and MacOS 9 mechanics.

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Architecture: 68k PPC


Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, May 14 - 8:04am

Nice little contribution. Smile

asp_id's picture
by asp_id - 2020, May 14 - 7:37am

Found this app when I stumbled upon a very frustrating situation: on the CD there was a file with icon, but I couldn't find this icon in any of the files neither on this CD neither in my whole system.
Desktop DB Diver helped to solve this mystery — it appears that the file containing this icon was deleted just before the CD was written, but the icon was "baked" into the Desktop DB/DF forever =).